Bark for Peace!
musings & ramblings, mostly about dogs, from a three being, three species family

Bark for Peace!

About Bark for Peace!

September 24th, 2007 . by lisa knaggs

Clementine, SARK & me in a friend's garden, Austin, TX 2010

I am certified Canine Massage Therapist with a private practice.  Most of my clients are older dogs or young, reacticve ones, like my darlin’ Clementine!  I love traveling and teaching workshops to people of all ages, especially kids!  It’s a beautiful thing to watch the bonding that comes as people calm and massage their dogs.  I volunteer at the regional dog shelter regularly where massage is a very different exercise than in my private practice.  The shelter dogs hold a special place in my heart!  I am grateful every day for the privilege of being trusted by dogs in such an intimate way.  I learn a lesson, or two, every time I meet a dog and we share a massage.

Bark for Peace!™ was co-founded by me and my late great blue heeler, FORD, on Earth Day 2006, in Austin, Texas , USA, Planet Earth!   Originally, we made the very best vegan, organic, allergen-free, 100% human-grade treats you could EAT WITH your dog on the planet, period!  Plus, they were the only ones in 100% biodegradable/compostable packaging!  We also sold all sorts of groovy, organic, all-natural, made in the USA, and fairly traded sustainable goods for dogs and their people.

Last summer, my family and I moved from Austin to sunny southern Colorado where we live on a ranch along the banks of the Rio Grande.  The San Luis Valley is a historically agricultural community, very different from bustling Los Angeles, the Live Music Capital of the World, or any other place we’ve lived before.  No longer in the retail business, my family and I bark for peace in a more service-oriented way.

Our mission statement remains the same:
“At Bark for Peace! we believe that peace is more than the absence of war, rather we work and hope toward the absence of suffering and the flourishing of all! Our dogs show us- peace is: rambunctious joy, relentless love, abundant sharing, creative compassion, and ever-extended forgiveness! That’s why we say “Love like your dog!”™  Oh, yeah- and we still say: “Bark for Peace! woof!woof!™”

So back to musing and rambling about living with and learning from dogs, and good grief, now even a cat!

Peace & Paws,
lisa, Clementine, SARK & the Forever FORD

FORD, lisa and Clementine- just barkin’ for peace, baby! :)

FORD, lisa and Clementine- just barkin’ for peace, baby!
circa 2007, Austin, Texas, USA, Planet Earth

lisa and FORD, circa 1994, Venice Beach, California

lisa and FORD, circa 1994, Venice Beach, California

3 Responses to “About Bark for Peace!”

  1. comment number 1 by: Kitty

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for all of the great eco emails. You are such a connector! Hope to see you soon,

  2. [...] kind of fell into blogging for business reasons. My good friend Lisa, owner of Bark For Peace!, was the first person who nudged me into the direction of blogging. Well [...]

  3. comment number 3 by: Dave Hardberger

    Where are you on FB? There’s a whole carload of “Lisa Knaggs”

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