The afternoon tea raised £120 through the sale of a variety of bakes for both humans and dogs. Birmingham Dogs Home is encouraging supporters to stage their own Bark Off events in order to raise funds and awareness for the charity.
Fish4Dogs is an ongoing sponsor of the charity, and started the fundraising with its own event, at its head office in Rushock, Worcestershire. Staff at the pet food manufacturer were joined at the Bark Off by Birmingham Dogs Home digital marketing officer Rachel Frost and CEO Giles Webber.
Smith said: “We have a wonderful relationship with Birmingham Dogs Home and it’s one of mutual respect because animal welfare is at the heart of what we both do.
“It’s an association that works really well. The charity frequently receive dogs in very poor condition and our donations, help to achieve a visible improvement in the condition of those dogs which can then be rehomed and enjoy long and happy lives in their new homes.
Frost added: “We would like to thank Graham and the whole team from Fish4Dogs, including their four-legged work colleagues, for holding their very own ‘Bark Off’ at their head office and for raising this amazing amount for our homeless dogs.
“It was great to see the enthusiasm of everyone involved and you could tell so much work had been put into each creation. Their support enables us to help so many unfortunate dogs across the West Midlands, just like Lola, so every ‘Bark Off’ that takes place helps us get that little bit closer to finding all our dogs happier tomorrows.
“Fish4Dogs’ continued support means the world to thousands of dogs that come through our doors, and for that we can’t thank them enough.”