Donation time always gets us a bit giddy, as not only do we want to craft the best, most delicious cup of coffee but we also have an unstoppable drive to help animals in need.
We had the privilege this past rainy Saturday of donating part of proceeds from Barking Barista Coffee sales to the lovely folks of the Ottawa Dog rescue.
Andrea Valois, President and Co-Founder of The Ottawa Dog Rescue (pictured here with puppy mill survivor Chanel the Chihuahua), contacted us many months ago. She had heard about our coffee from a friend of hers, who enjoyed a cup when we served it up at Etsy Made in Canada. He raved about our coffee and told her about how we help dogs. For the last 10 months, we have been putting aside a portion of our proceeds in support of the Ottawa Dog Rescue.
Left to right: Andrea Valois (with Chanel) Chantal Mills, Matthew Ellis. Picture taken at the Beechwood Farmer's Market, where the Barking Baristas can be found Saturdays between 9am and 2pm.
The Ottawa Dog Rescue is a registered charity and has been in the community for 3 years now. They are an all breed, foster based, volunteer run rescue dedicated to saving abandoned, neglected & abused dogs. If you wish to donate directly to them, it's easy peasy! You can do so directly on their website.
Here are some of their adoptable dogs... I know!!! Irresistible!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased beans, hot coffee and cold brew coffee, or given us money "for the dogs". You have helped make this happen and I can tell you that the donations are deeply appreciated.
Request support for a dog or rescue in need
If you would like the Barking Baristas to know about a dog in need, we'd love to hear from you. Reach out and request our support, or request coffee for your fundraiser. Find out more about how we help.
Pictured: Chantal and Puppy Mill survivor Chanel