Support Network

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of dog ownership in the western world. This means that the likelihood of your child coming in contact with a dog in your community is more or less guaranteed. With this in mind, it is vital that we are collectively doing all we can as a community to keep our kids safe.

Your involvement as a sponsor provides vital funding for the ongoing development of resources, continued support of our volunteer network, and most importantly it helps to ensure that our children grow up knowing the right way to behave around our canine companions – from the family pet to a dog in the street – thus keeping everyone safe and ensuring positive experiences for years to come.

Benefits to you:

In return for your generous support, you’ll not only get the amazing feel good factor that comes from being involved in creating a better, safer community for our kids, your company will also receive exposure on our website as well as mentions on our Facebook page. Key sponsors will also have their logo featured on printed marketing material.

Click here to learn more about our sponsors:

BARK NZ sponsors

Click here for info on our supporters:

BARK NZ supporters


  • The Out of School Care Network (OSCN) happy to support the work of Heather and her team at BARK NZ. We have had very positive feedback from holiday programmes that Heather has visited. Heather works very hard to connect with and involve children in her workshops. We feel this is a very important area of education for children and look forward to Heather doing much more work in our sector in the future.
    John Kennedy, The Out of School Care Network, Auckland Inc
  • Heather Laanbroek visited our centre to teach the children how to approach dogs safely and other dog safety and welfare tips.  She reinforced the message that all pets have the right to the ‘five freedoms’.  Heathers visit was informative, timely and enjoyable for all of the children.  
    Kala Sundararaj, Montessori @ the Children’s House
  • Thank you so much for the amazing day that you organised and sorted for us all yesterday. It was incredible and so very well organised. We have taken photos and will be getting the children to write all about the 'dog show' to add to our pre-school newsletter - which I will share with you as well. I hope that it all went well for your people as well - it was a great mix and delivery of pace for our whole junior school :) Thank you again so very much.  
    Lisa Cochrane, Rutherford Primary School