The Barking Lot Dog Rescue To Host Celebrated Musicians for Concert Event at Mission Brewery | Saturday, November 3rd

November 2, 2012

Stacy Parmer, Founder of The Barking Lot, a San Diego all breed, no kill dog rescue, announced today the Rock & Roll Over! Unleash The Sounds! concert event for animal welfare. The first of its kind, the fundraiser event is set to take over the cul-de-sac in front of the famed Mission Brewery in downtown San Diego, Saturday, November 3rd from 3:00 – 10:00 pm, with proceeds benefitting The Barking Lot.

The Barking Lot was founded by Stacy Parmer who took home her first foster pup, Patti Cake, and then another, Raspberry, after receiving notice for ending its life at an animal shelter. The Barking Lot rescues dogs slated for euthanasia at shelters throughout Southern California and Mexico. These are the pups that go unnoticed at the pound due to medical issues, shy behavior, lack of training, or breed bias. The Barking Lot provides love, care, and rehabilitation for these dogs at their facility, which operates like a doggy daycare, in preparation for their permanent homes. Since their inception, The Barking Lot has rescued over 2500 dogs.

The unique fundraiser event combines many of San Diego’s finest attributes – dynamic local musicians, outstanding craft beer, gourmet food trucks and a philanthropic spirit – for an invigorating outdoor concert experience, featuring critically acclaimed artist Steve Poltz, along with Makepeace Brothers, Paul Cannon Band, Christopher Dale and Upstream music. These artists will be rocking the stage to raise funds for The Barking Lot throughout the afternoon and evening.

"We are thrilled to have this incredible community of local artists and businesses come together for us on this special evening," says Stacy Parmer, Founder of The Barking Lot. "The Human Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized. We believe that every dog should have a chance at a happy home and this unique event is an unbelievable opportunity to raise awareness and gain support throughout the community."

Concertgoers will have the opportunity to nosh on cuisine from San Diego’s finest food trucks while sipping the latest seasonal beers from local, award winning Mission Brewery. All ticket proceeds, and a percentage of beer and food sales, go directly to support the dogs at The Barking Lot.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase online. Email Nancy at to learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. Group discounts are  available for groups of eight or more ticket holders.

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