BARK, A Rescue Pub Continues Adoption Center Amid Shut Downs

The Partnership Between the Spokane Humane Society and Bark is Even More Important Now

[Spokane, WA , November 18, 2020] Recent changes announced by Governor Inslee have an impact on BARK, A Rescue Pub and the partnership with the Spokane Humane Society. BARK is committed to continuing the mission of helping find forever homes for homeless and abandoned animals. The restaurant is closed to indoor dining, however, the Adoption Center will remain open with modified hours and appointment access. “While we are saddened to have to modify to a take-out and delivery model for our business we are committed more than ever to continuing the mission we set out to do,” say owners Josh Wade and Katie Holmes. “BARK has facilitated 250 adoptions in its first 90 days. That is something we take great pride in.” The Adoption Center will remain open Thursday – Sunday 11am to 6pm. Appointments can be made online, by phone and walk in. The center will be limited to 5 people from the same household and adoption appointments will be limited to 30 minutes. Visitors are encouraged to make a restaurant take out order while they visit the animals but it is not required. Please visit or call 509.418.2551 to make your reservation.

According to Spokane Humane Society Executive Director Edward Boks, “we remain committed to our partnership with Bark: A Rescue Pub.  The response from the community has been wonderful.  We encourage the public to visit our website at to see the amazing animals who are available for adoption at both Bark and PetSmart North, as well as the Spokane Humane Society located at 6607 N. Havana.”


The Spokane Humane Society is the oldest animal shelter in Spokane. They are a 501c3 private, non-profit serving the public since 1897 by providing care, shelter, and placement into loving homes for homeless, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals in the greater Spokane area through adoptions.


Bark is the world’s first restaurant where guests can interact with dogs and cats either before or after dining or drinks. Visitors will enjoy elevated pub food knowing their dining experience is providing help to a local animal shelter. To date Bark has facilitated over 250 adoptions and raised over $5000 for the Spokane Humane Society.

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