BarkLogic is giving back to pet owners and their four-legged friends by once again supporting the Puppy Up Foundation at this year's Puppy Up! The Little Rock Walk is scheduled to take place at the MacArthur Park Pavilion at 601 East 9th Street between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13th, 2021. We are thrilled that the non-profit organization Puppy Up is able to continue its amazing mission to help support and safeguard the lives of our canine companions. The emotional, physical and financial hardships of the past year experienced by so many have highlighted the profound impact that dogs have on pet parents and their families. Over the last 18 months or so, pet adoptions have soared, as Americans have tried to fill a void in their lives with canine companionship.
Puppy Up Foundation (www.puppyup.org) holds a Canine Cancer Walk and silent auction each November to raise funds to spread awareness about canine cancer and educate pet owners and others about the similarities between canine and human cancers. Donations also help researchers perform comparative oncology studies that benefit both pets and people. We're happy that we can once again support and participate in this year's auction for critical canine cancer education and research.
Organizers have planned an in-person walk to highlight their community of determined, motivated, and passionate pet owners. Attendees should expect certain health and safety measures to be in place to protect everyone. Depending on local and national health recommendations, social distancing rules may apply.
Registration starts at 11 a.m. on November 13th. The Walk begins at 1 p.m. Participants younger than 14 years old can join for free. All others can either register as a Walker and pay an event fee or participate as a Fundraiser for free and then raise the event fee. Event fees increase as the day of the Walk approaches. Participants pre-pay $20 until November 11th or $25 on November 12th and 13th. All pre-paid participants will enjoy expedited check-in on the day of the event.
The Little Rock Puppy Up silent auction is entirely online this year to reduce potential event crowding. It's also starting a month early on Friday,October 8th, and you can check out the amazing product donations for a little over two weeks, until Friday, October 22nd. Bidders who win their chosen items can have the items shipped to their homes or businesses for a fee or pick them up at MacArthur Park Pavilion on November 13th.
Puppy Up gives gift bags overflowing with an array of amazing products to a certain number of participants who register and fundraise early for the cause. This year BarkLogic has donated full-size products for their loot bags, including our sulfate-free BarkLogic Clean & Clear Coat Shampoo, made with natural ingredients. We have also donated several solution-oriented grooming sets for the silent auction.
We're excited to provide safe dog grooming and puppy care products for this important event. All BarkLogic products are infused with natural essential oils, and free of harsh ingredients, including parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and synthetic dyes and fragrances. BarkLogic products are also cruelty-free and vegan, and lovingly manufactured in the U.S.A.
BarkLogic’s partnership with the Puppy Up Foundation is just one of the many ways we continue to give back to the pet community by promoting safe, clean, and environmentally friendly dog grooming products, made with natural ingredients. All of our formulas are made with gentle, non-toxic and human-grade ingredients that are also puppy-safe. And, over the last twelve years, the Puppy Up Foundation has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to deserving canine cancer researchers and others, and we are proud to support this important life-saving initiative.