Little Victories and Little Losses

Let's start with the best news first! We raised almost $4000 at our yard sale last weekend! For the past few years we have been collecting donations from all over town and filling our barn to the brim. This past weekend was our fourth yard sale, and our most successful one to date! The money we raised can't have come soon enough either, because our small bank account was dwindling too quickly for comfort. We had...

A Shelter: What's in a Name?

A shelter is a safe place during the downs sometimes life deals. It offers temporary comforts during displacement due to mother nature or protective refuge from bad or dangerous situations. Why, then, when you put the word "dog" or "animal" in front of "shelter" do tear-jerking images of caged, malnourished and wounded animals appear in your mind while an airy-voiced female sings a simple pop song in the background? Sadly, it's true that horrible things happen in our community to our....

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

By Emera Thornton

The question we hear most often (besides "How do you not take them all home?") is "How can I help?" While our most immediate need is monetary donations, there are so many other ways for our amazing community to help Harmony grow and thrive. Whether you are in a position to financially support us, or you are only able to give time and love, we appreciate it all!

Financial Giving : It's no secret that these are a non-profit's bread and butter. Danielle touched a little on it last week; the money we receive from adoption fees essentially only pays for the next pup's veterinary care, so we have to look elsewhere for the funds to build, maintain, and...

No Rest in Rescue

No Rest in Rescue

By Danielle Dyer

Let me tell you, starting a dog rescue is not easy. No amount of love for the animals or wishing for low homeless rates will fill a bank account. While funding is desperately needed, having a baby rescue with just a small, buzzing following doesn't attract the attention of the rescue-passionate masses. But those days will come. For we are the little rescue that could!

In October of 2017, our sister boarding facility relocated to a beautiful plot of land overlooking the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, Colorado. This location used to be occupied by a large animal veterinarian so it came with a large stable barn...

We Are Harmony

We Are Harmony

By Emera Thornton

We figure the best way we can make a difference is by doing things...differently.

After spending almost 15 years in the hospitality industry and desperately chasing a more fulfilling career, the only things I knew for sure were that I wanted to make a difference in the world and I loved animals. Four years ago, I responded to a job listing for Bark's Play and Stay, and as soon as I sat down to interview with Danielle, it all clicked into place for me....

Why We Do

Why We Do

By Danielle Dyer

I was on track to Dental School! Or so I thought...

At the age of 17, I was sitting in a college Mass Communications class waiting for the professor who had an extremely dry mouth, while perusing the school newspaper. In the ad section, there was a listing with the local humane society looking for volunteers. I dropped the class but started walking the shelter dogs every Sunday. This was the time my life trajectory changed. For the first time...