Bark Bus

Bark Bus

All About the Bark Bus

The Bark Bus is the Fox Valley Humane Association’s newest lifesaving program, which replaces the Petsmart Charities Rescue Waggin’. Twice per week the Bark Bus travels to overcrowded shelters in 15 of the Southern United States to pick up homeless dogs. These dogs, with otherwise uncertain futures, are brought back to Wisconsin where they are assured to find their loving forever families.

In a typical month about 300 dogs are saved because of our Bark Bus program. Our extremely generous lifesaving partners at Petsmart Charities have helped to make the Bark Bus program possible, and you can help to support its continued success by sponsoring one dog’s transport! The cost to pick up one dog or puppy from the South and bring it back to Wisconsin is $71.89, which is then followed by an average of $49 of veterinary cost for spay/neuter and vaccinations before he/she is available for adoption. Sponsoring a dog’s transport and/or veterinary cost can be a wonderful gift to a fellow animal lover, way to honor a beloved lost pet, fundraising project, or to help save a life if you are unable to adopt one yourself. Please call the shelter with any questions or to sponsor a transport today!petsmart_charities

We cannot thank PetSmart Charities enough for all they do for our furry pals. The Bark Bus is sponsored by the PetSmart Charities. Without their contributions and support we could not save the hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Thank you!

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Sponsor the Bark Bus

Are you interested in helping the Fox Valley Humane Association? Download our sponsorship packet now! We have added our Bark Bus Sponsorship options as well!

Sponsor the Bark Bus


Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with our Bark Bus! See how we prepare to make the journey across states to pick up new furry friends! Our Facebook page has a full ablum filled with pictures describing our journey to a few shelters in Arkansas.

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Looking to volunteer?

FVHA and our animal residents rely on the many dedicated, talented volunteers who give generously of themselves to help our animals that are in search of new homes. Our volunteers gave 10,963 hours of their time at the shelter in 2013 - this doesn't include time donated at events or through projects outside the shelter!

Become a volunteer! Volunteering at FVHA is a rewarding way to make a real difference for the animals - no matter what skills you have or the amount of time you can give, we would love to have you on our team.

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