BARK Magazine Helps Readers Ease into Fall with ECO-friendly Advice and Truffle Hunting Tips

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BARK has been nominated for a prestigious Folio “Eddie” award for best overall magazine in the enthusiast category. It’s the first time that a dog magazine has climbed to these heights. Together with our pets “green living” cannot be ignored and the heavy focus on building and living the Eco-friendly way has sparked a much-needed awareness considering that “the average US household is responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car, energy efficiency tops the list,” according to Editor in Chief, Claudia Kawczynska. Don't miss a look at the time honored tradition of truffle hunting with man and dog in the September/October issue as BARK magazine explores a devotion for the finer things in life.

Fall’s harvest delivers a bounty of fresh vegetables including squash, pumpkin and decadent truffles, with a focus on a comfortable home, family and love.

There is a demand for nearly 400 truffle hunting dogs as truffle farmers across the United States and Canada are yielding a good crop while dogs are taking the place of traditional truffle hunting pigs. One-third of a dog’s brain is devoted to its olfactory system according to Bonita Bergin, EdD; and their super sniffers identify cancer in humans, mold in wine barrels and smoke or other indicators of danger. Canines also detect contraband, find victims at disaster sites and locate land mines. Now with devotion for the finer things in life, people and their pets are a well suited pair with this season’s truffles being the catch. Read about this time honored tradition between man and dog in the September/October issue as BARK magazine explores the work of these talented and devoted hunters.

Together with our pets “green living” cannot be ignored and the heavy focus on building and living the Eco-friendly way has sparked a much-needed awareness considering that “the average US household is responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car, energy efficiency tops the list,” according to Editor in Chief, Claudia Kawczynska. In this issue, read about wise choices to make your home healthier for everyone, starting with the flooring beneath our feet and paws. Some stand-out flooring for eco-friendliness includes; Linoleum, Bamboo, Cork and FSC certified Wood.

Putting their best paw forward, BARK has been nominated for a prestigious Folio “Eddie” award for best overall magazine in the enthusiast category. It’s the first time that a dog magazine has climbed to these heights.

The affection of readers is matched in this issue with a look at love; including a poignant essay by Actor Viggo Morentsen as he embarks on a deep inner exploration at a pivotal moment with the Brigit who has his heart. Plus, experts Patricia McConnell, PhD and Jonathan Balcombe explore the meaning of love and pleasure in the animal kingdom.

For nearly 10 years, BARK has been capturing new readers and continues to entertain their loyal fans. Billed as “The New Yorker of dog magazines,” by Time magazine, it brings readers a literate and entertaining approach to canine culture through essays, stories, poetry, reviews, interviews and artwork. It offers fresh viewpoints on emerging social and behavioral issues, ideas on health, recreation and activism while focusing on the relationship between humans and dogs. Two coveted pages of “Smilers,” appear in each issue; send photographs and your dog’s name to smiling @ thebark.com.

ABOUT BARK MAGAZINE:

BARK is the expert voice of modern dog culture that Esquire magazine called “The coolest dog magazine ever!,” was co-founded in 1997 by Claudia Kawczynska, (Editor) and Cameron Woo, (Publisher) in Berkeley, California. It began life as an advocacy newsletter for off-leash parks but soon connected with a national audience and a broad range of canine-related topics. A sampling of Bark’s content and e-store can be found on the award-winning website, http://www.thebark.com. BARK will be celebrating its 10-Year-Anniversary in 2007!

BARK, Kawczynska, and Woo have been featured by the following outlets; Time Magazine (reporting on the economic and consumer growth of the pet industry), The New York Times (discussing the effects and rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina, and how the media reports on animal issues), Money Magazine (providing information on spending trends and cost saving tips in the pet world), “NPR “Talk of the Nation,” (discussing of Bark’s Winter 2005 cover story on the animals of Katrina and how people and their pets recovered and were reunited) The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Weekend (feature commentary on assessing the importance of pets in our lives), Utne Reader (Bark received the 2004 Independent Press Award and the 2000 Alternative Press Award), and more.

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