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“Brokers for Barkers” Raised the Roof

TRIXIE. Credit: Marshall Boprey

Foster Dogs hosted our summertime fundraiser at Compass in Brooklyn last week, called “Brokers for Barkers.” When real estate company Compass approached us earlier this summer, along with charitable local company Rescue Chocolate, about organizing a fundraiser, we jumped at the opportunity to raise funds – and have a great time, all at once!


We included people of all ages, starting the afternoon with a children’s event from 3-5 PM. Private Picassos sponsored a children’s art station, and Compass provided snacks and additional activities for all the children. Sophie Gamand donated her new awesome “Pit Bull Flower Power” activity books, and four lucky kiddos went home with their very own books. Nothing like showing young children how awesome Pit-Bull-type dogs can be!

Credit: Milla Chappell

Photographer Milla Chappell of @realhappydogs and @realhappykids caught the most adorable photos of kids and pups at our Brokers for Barkers event. The dogs had a blast playing with kids and one-another, and some were adopted soon after or currently have adoptions pending. Interested in any of these dogs? Email info [at]

Photos Above: Milla Chappell, Real Happy Dogs

This free children’s event encouraged kids to meet adoptable dogs, learn about rescue, and enjoy the company of animals when they might not otherwise have the chance at home.

Dogs at kids party: ROSCO (Twenty Paws Rescue), ZIGGY & LOU (Sugar Mutts Rescue), LOLA JEAN (Muddy Paws Rescue), REMY (Muddy Paws Rescue)


Over $4,000 were raised from this amazing event, which included delicious catered food, unlimited drinks, wonderful raffle prizes, fabulous adoptable dogs, and of course – great company!

Photos Above: Marshall Boprey, Boprey Photography

Credit: Sarah Brasky

Photographer Marshall Boprey captured some stellar shots from the cocktail party; he and Linsday Sabanosh of Boprey Photo have supported us for many years at our myriad events (including: Rosamunde Fundraiser, Matrix Fospice Shoot, Park Slope Dog Dash, Foster Pack Walk).

Credit: Marshall Boprey

Sponsor: Tito’s Vodka. Credit: Marshall Boprey

Thank you David, Kelly, and Patrick of Compass Brooklyn, as well as the team at Tito’s Vodka, Sarah Gross Feoli of Rescue Chocolate, and all our wonderful raffle sponsors: The Mets, Blue Apron, Outdoor Voices, Bark Point Studio, BarkBox, BEP Vietnamese Restaurant, Casper, Shed Brooklyn, and Michael Kors.

Credit: Sarah Brasky

Sponsor: Rescue Chocolate. Credit: Sarah Brasky

Dogs at cocktail party: TRIXIE (Shelter Chic), MOLLY (Shelter Chic), ROSCO (Twenty Paws Rescue), PARSNIP (Friends With Four Paws), CHARMES & CABERNET (Friends With Four Paws).

Trixie, Credit: Marshall Boprey

Molly, Credit: Marshall Boprey

Rosco, Credit: Marshall Boprey

Charmes & Cabernet, Credit: Marshall Boprey

Did you see Molly’s feature on The Dodo: Impact, to 2.5 million fans, at our party? VIEW HERE on Facebook!

Our volunteers made this event a hit by handling dog scheduling, raffle tickets, check-in’s, event management, dog handling, and more. We couldn’t continue without the support of our amazing volunteers, especially our Steering Committee / Board:  Miriam, Kat, Melissa, Amalyah, & Tara.

Credit: Marshall Boprey

Credit: Milla Chappell

We work hard on a limited budget to help dogs find foster homes and help rescue groups save many more lives. With these new funds of over $4,000, we can continue our work and save many more lives.

Thanks to everyone who joined us and supported!

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All donations are tax-deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) organization.

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