Radio DockDogs Episode 30 – B.A.A.R.K. Foundation, People’s Choice, Golden Paw Gala & MORE!

B.A.A.R.K Foundation Logo Wow, this is an absolutely jam packed episode! We have a lot to share in this episode so be sure to sit down and enjoy the show. In this episode Jim Zelasko finally gets a chance to sit down with Tina McLaughlin, Executive Director of The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation, to hear all about the incredible assistance they’ve been able to provide and how they can use the communities help too! The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation is what I prefer to refer to as For DockDogs, By DockDogs; a resource for those DockDogs competitors that are in dire straits due to illness, injury, catastrophic events and other devastations that come upon you. Whether it be a fire that burns your house or training facility down, your dog coming down with Cancer and you cannot afford the bills to treat him / her, and so many more B.A.A.R.K. has been and will continue to be there to lend a hand or paw to you in your time of need. With that said The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation can only be there to help you or your fellow competitor(s) in your time of despair with the help of donations and every dollar counts. We have some great fundraisers going on at the World Championships & Golden Paw Awards Gala that you can hear more about by tuning in to the show above, we hope that you can help out.

GOLDEN PAW AWARDS GALA – B.A.A.R.K. Foundation Silent Auction

DockDogs Golden Paw Awards

With the Golden Paw Awards Gala open for registration with early bird discounted prices [PDF DOWNLOAD] we’re thrilled to share new ways to get involved! The B.A.A.R.K. Foundation is hosting a Silent Auction as part of the gala festivities and there’s definitely some cool items to bid on that of course support a great cause! We’ve asked that each club donate a basket that represents your club. Whether it’s items from your sponsor(s), drawings / paintings from members, photo donations from a photographer that is attending the World Championships, sculptures, club merchandise, or any other items that can be auctioned off to support your fellow handlers in their time of need with the assistance of B.A.A.R.K. Foundation financial support. Please contact Tina at [cryptex][/cryptex] for more information.


As part of the Golden Paw Awards Gala we’re ecstatic to showcase the DockDogs Affiliated Clubs as part of a 30 second video submission! If you’ve been around DockDogs long enough you may have seen this as part of the National Championships, we’re happy to bring it back as part of the 1st ever Golden Paw Awards Gala! If you haven’t seen an example of the club videos we’ve included one below for you and your club members to check out for some ideas. Be sure to check out the submission guidelines below to ensure we receive your clubs video! This is a super fun opportunity to showcase your club, events and members to the whole community at the Golden Paw Awards Gala, don’t miss out!

Club Video Submission Instructions & Guidelines

  1. To submit your video open your web browser and type in in your address bar
  2. Click “Sign in”
  3. Email address: [cryptex][/cryptex]
  4. Password: dogscanfly1
  5. Upload video in the folder CLUB VIDEOS (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS), VIDEOS MUST BE 300mb or less to utilize Dropbox. If the videos are larger than 300mb please contact Brian “BK” King (the author of this post) at [cryptex][/cryptex] for alternate arrangements.
  6. Videos must be received no later than October 30, 2013
  7. Videos must be in one of the following file formats: .AVI, .MPEG, .MPG, .AVCHD, .WMV, .MOV
  8. Videos / Photos / Audio / Music must be family friendly
  9. Videos MUST be 30 seconds or less


Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Awards that take place as part of the GPA’s, the deadline is October 18th @ 11:59pm EST. Full details can be found online at the People’s Choice Awards page.

If you’re wondering for whom you should vote be sure to check out our nomination guide

  2013 DockDogs People’s Choice Awards Nominees Descriptions by dockdogs



Chesapeake DockDogs Logo

Thank you to Chesapeake DockDogs for sharing a recent episode of Radio DockDogs to their Facebook page! Chesapeake DockDogs is based in Maryland and has a great group of members from throughout the state and throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. Chesapeake DockDogs is a longstanding club that was formed in 2006 and is still ran today by canine loving DockDogs enthusiasts! Chesapeake hosts practices often during the warmer months and hosts several events throughout the year! Be sure to stay up-to-date with them online at one of the links above and for events listings at the DockDogs website!