Canine Partners celebrate The Art of the Bark

Come paint a perfect evening at Canine Partners for Life’s 'Art of the Bark!' Join Canine Partners for Life (CPL) for our next “canine chic” celebration, The Art of the Bark, on Saturday, May 14 from 7 to 10 p.m.  It will be an evening of fantastic fare, friends -both the two-legged and four-legged variety - and FUNdraising.

Service dogs in training will greet guests upon arrival. While overlooking the beautiful Brandywine Creek, guests will sample drinks and fabulous farm-to-table cuisine from MacGregor Mann’s catering company, Blanch and Shock. Throughout the evening, attendees will have opportunities to discover how service dogs change lives while celebrating the power of four paws.

“We are very thankful to have the support of people who believe in our mission and who believe that it is possible for someone with a disability to experience a greater sense of independence through the assistance of a service dog. CPL service dogs provide our graduates the confidence to go shopping on their own, attend college, have a career, and even travel! We will be celebrating these amazing partnerships at The Art of the Bark,” says Darlene Sullivan, Executive Director and Founder.

There will be a full palette of performing arts at CPL’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Our incredible lineup includes piano soloist, Albert Oehrle; classic rockers, J.D. Malone Duo; and a Sinatra-style vocalist, “Sean Sinatra.”  Guests can even take home their very own masterpiece with a live caricature drawn by Caricatures by Emily.

The Art of the Bark’s committee has put together some fabulous silent auction items including unique experiences and summer getaways. Thanks to BidPal’s easy-to-use Mobile Bidding, participants can bid using their smartphones and computers from anywhere in the world. In between bites and bids, dancing and drinks, guests will be guided by docents through the museum’s six galleries of distinguished nineteenth and twentieth-century American art, as well as the Museum’s renowned Wyeth family collections.

Individual tickets are $125 each and may be purchased at Proceeds benefit CPL’s mission to provide highly trained service and companion dogs for individuals with physical, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

Each dog is taken through a two-year comprehensive and customized training program to meet the specific needs of their human partner. Since 1989, CPL has placed more than 650 highly-trained full service and companion dogs in 45 states. Canine Partners for Life is a nationally recognized leader in the service dog industry and an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.

To learn more about Canine Partners for Life and The Art of the Bark, please visit, call 610-869-4902 x 225 or email

The Brandywine River Museum of Art is located at 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.


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