Media Briefing for
The Barking Lot Walk a Dog
In Need Event
Presented by Peakfinders
Spokesperson: Stacy Parmer, Founder of The Barking Lot
Chris Heslin, President Peakfinders Training
Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/127321357455666/
Date/Time: Sunday, May 19, 2013
1:00 pm dog walking & training begins
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Post Walk Party, Music, Food, Beverages, Games and Prizes
Location: The Barking Lot
486 Raleigh Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
The Barking Lot was founded in 2007 by Stacy Parmer, who saved her first foster pup, Patti
Cake, and later, Raspberry, after receiving notice for its scheduled euthanasia. The Barking Lot rescues dogs at shelters whose lives are voluntarily up for euthanasia and/or abandoned throughout Southern California and Mexico. The Barking Lot’s main goal is to save each and every animal and provide love, care, and rehabilitation for these dogs. Since their inception,
The Barking Lot has rescued over 2500 dogs.
Peakfinders, founded by Chris Heslin, is a locally based biking, running, and tri club. This collective of like-minded people realize that exercise is one of our true biological needs. Without it, we are only partially alive. We see exercise not only as an avenue to manage weight, but also to feel better, look better, accomplish amazing feats, meet new friends and most importantly. . .HAVE FUN!
The partnership between The Barking Lot and Peakfinders serves many purposes including, 1) brining awareness to rescue dogs in search of new homes
2) providing exercise and mental stimulation to rescue pups and
3) promoting an active and healthy lifestyle amongst people.
The Walk A Dog In Need event is free to the public. The community is encouraged to come support rescue dogs by walking them around a 0.8 mile circuit. Throughout the circuit there will be stations where the dog, and the person, can work on canine skills such as “Sit, “Down,” and leash manners. Station leaders will be dog trainers from Pawtopia. True K9 Training will be providing a skills demonstration
Volunteers will register upon arrival and can request the size and type of dog(s) they would like to walk. The larger and more energetic pups will get a few go-rounds on the circuit.
In addition to the walk, The Barking Lot is running a Kennel
Fundraising campaign. The goal is to raise $10,000 toward the purchase new kennels for our puppy wing. All donations and game proceeds will go toward the new kennels from Mason Company.
Following the walk, the festivities begin for the volunteers at the after party. Beer is provided
complements of Mission Brewery. Chop Soo-ey will be on hand for food purchases. There will
be a variety of games, photo opportunities and music.
Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on the event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/127321357455666/ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
l The Barking Lot is a San Diego-based 501c(3) non-profit
organization that rescues dogs at shelters whose lives are
voluntarily up for euthanasia and/or abandoned throughout Southern California
l Peakfinders Training is a local exercise group that focuses on
running, biking and tri-athlete training for all fitness levels. The group
boosts several Iron Man finishers.
location: Dog walking and the after party will be
held at The Barking Lot facility, 486 Raleigh Ave, El Cajon 92020
Sunday, May 19, 2013. The Walk begins at 1:00pm; the after party begins at
l Participation is free. RSVP are encouraged on the event
l Attendees can contribute to the Kennel Drive campaign, to help
reach a $10,000 goal for the purchase of new puppy kennels.
l To get more information about the Barking Lot, call – (619)
354-4825 or email email@example.com.