Barkitecture 2014

Thanks to Austin's most creative architects and designers as they created one-of-a-kind doghouses for Barkitecture 2014! Stay tuned for news about our winning builders and for photos from the event.


Since its inception in 2005, Barkitecture has become an Austin favorite, and is gaining national exposure. Presented by Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc., this architectural dog-centric fundraiser showcases doghouses created by some of Austinís best and brightest architects, designers and builders. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on these unique doghouses, play at the "pup-stop", participate in a Lofty Dog Howl-o-Ween costume contest, learn about adoption opportunities from local area rescue groups, shop at local vendor booths, let your pup enjoy a spa experience at our exclusive puppy "SPAW" and more.

2014 RESCUE GROUP GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED: Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. has selected the following rescue groups as our 2014 Barkitecture grant recipients:

Austin Dog Rescue Don't Bully Me Rescue Lizzy's Hospice House Meals on Wheels
& More PALS Program
Wags, Hope & Healing

Can't make it to the event but would like to make a contribution? Use the PayPal donation button to your right. Proceeds from the event and donations go to Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization which distributes funds to deserving animal welfare groups.

Enjoy Our SPAW Experience!

Pamper your pup with the help of our amazing SPAW crew!
Mud Puppies Leaps n' Hounds Skillful Paws

About Animal Lovers of Austin

Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to help raise awareness and funding for local area animal welfare groups. Proceeds from our events are distributed to these groups for veterinary care, spay/neuter services, facility improvements, and community outreach programs, such as the Meals on Wheels & More P.A.L.S. Program, which provides preventative care to the pets of homebound low income senior citizens.

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Latest News


It's time again for the Barkitecture Preview party! Join us October 16th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for light bites from Galaxy Cafe, beers from Lagunitas Brewery and wines from Duchman Family Winery. Order your tickets for the party now!


Please consider riding the bus to the event since it conveniently stops right at the Triangle. If you drive, here's a parking map for reference.


We are pleased to announce that the UT School of Architecture and House Healers Remodeling will be joining us to build a home for Barkitecture 2014. We also have two new sponsors: Firehouse Animal Health Center as a Best in Show Sponsor and the Texas Humane Legislation Network as a Toy Breed Sponsor!

08.02.2014 - NEW BUILDER!

We are excited to announce that MJ Structures will be joining us to build a home for Barkitecture 2014.

07.31.2014 - NEW SPONSORS!

We are excited to announce that Leaps n' Hounds will be joining us in the SPAW center for training tips and canine etiquette lessons. We also thank the following In-Kind sponsors: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Austin Urban Vet Clinic, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown, Home Slice Pizza, Primal Pet Food, and Ballet Austin.


Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. has selected the following rescue groups as our 2014 Barkitecture grant recipients: Austin Dog Rescue, Don't Bully Me Rescue, Lizzy's Hospice House, Meals on Wheels & More PALS, Wags, Hope & Healing.

Barkitecture 2014 Judges!

Bryan Bomer
Bryan Bomer, Austin Energy Green Building and Sustainability Consultant
Lori Carr
Lori Carr, Regional Sales Manager, Stella & Chewy's
Sharon Chapman
Sharon Chapman, Entertainment Editor, Austin American Statesman
Jim Spencer
Jim Spencer, Chief Weathercaster -
KXAN and Kaxan!
Lisa Starr
Lisa Starr, Director - Community Initiatives for the