Barkitecture is a custom doghouse design show, contest, silent auction and, most importantly, fundraiser! From its inception in 2005, Barkitecture has become an Austin favorite and gained national exposure. Hosted by Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. (a 501(c)3 organization) this architectural dog-centric event showcases doghouses created by Austin’s best and brightest architects, interior designers and builders. A fair that’s fun for all ages drawing in pooches and people alike, Barkitecture attendees and their dogs get to check out and bid on these one-of-a-kind doghouses, learn about adoption opportunities from Austin Pets Alive!, shop local vendor booths, enjoy a Fashound Show, hit the photo booth with your pooch and check out face painting for the kiddos! This year we are delighted to be partnering with Austin Pets Alive! as our sole beneficiary for funds raised and are excited to hold the event in the heart of SOCO, thanks to Jo’s Coffee and Hotel San Jose.
Please consider sponsoring Barkitecture Austin 2017 as a business that is dedicated to animal advocacy, community involvement and helping keep Austin a no-kill city! There are several affordable/high-value levels of sponsorship to choose from and specific in-kind donations needed as well. All sponsorships/donations are tax deductible and proceeds earned from this year’s event will be donated to Austin Pets Alive! so they can continue their amazing, nationally-recognized work. To date, Barkitecture has raised over a $100k for local area animal rescue groups, and we are excited to add to that total in 2017! Now more than ever, Austin Pets Alive! needs our support so that they may continue to maintain comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the lives of animals most at risk for euthanasia.
Barkitecture is an established and beloved Austin tradition! We are grateful to have so many amazing people and businesses behind us and an abundance of local and national media attention! In years past, you may have seen us on local TV stations, heard about us on the radio, and read about us in the Austin American Statesman and The Austin Chronicle. With a collective following of over 97,000 people on Facebook between Barkitecture Austin & Austin Pet’s Alive!, the reach for this event and those who choose to sponsor is HUGE!!! This year an exclusive preview party, hosted at Google Fiber, will ramp up excitement leading to the Barkitecture event!
Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to raise awareness and funding for local area animal rescue groups. Proceeds from our events are distributed to these groups for veterinary care, medicines, spay/neuter services, and community outreach. We are 100% volunteer based and need your support!