Don’t Miss Out On BarkitectureCLT 2018 Shirts

First we at BarkitectureCLT want to give a huge thanks to our rescues, vendors, pack and visitors that made this past weekend amazing. We had some amazing shirts designed for this year by Docklands Designs Studio and we still have a limited number left over! Id you missed out on your chance to get a shirt simply email us at or hit us up on one of the socials @BarkitectureCLT to get your shirt. Shirts are $20 each and are a super soft Bella Canvas, colors are Blue, Green and Gray.

How To Get To BarkitectureCLT 2018

We are so excited to see you Sunday September 2, 2018 at NoDa Brewery for the second annual BarkitectureCLT. We have 21 dog houses, a silent auction for local goods and services, Vendors, Demonstrations, an awesome DJ, food from Lobster Dogs and Tin Kitchen and of course fantastic local beer from NoDa Brewery.

In an attempt to provide additional parking NoDa Brewing company has teamed up with a couple local businesses that are closed so we can use their lots, Click Here for the parking map.

If NOT traveling with animals the Lynx Blue Line Light Rail is a cost effective easy option to access the event. Simply purchase your ticket online and park in one of the many free park and ride lots along the route. Get off at the 36th street station for a 1/2 mile walk to the event!

Want to drink and have someone else drive you? Use Lyft code: BARKITECTURE to recieve $5 off your ride to or from the event!

Have any questions email us at or send us a message on Facebook

Calling All Design Teams!

Its that time again, BarkitectureCLT 2018 is coming right around the corner. We know you have been so inspired by last year that you have been dreaming of dog houses, well, now is the time to gather the team and put those ideas down on paper.
A design team can be made up of as many or as few people as you like. The only rule is you can spend no more than $250 on the materials to make the house. Don’t have $250, have your company sponsor you! For a donation to us of $250, we will turn it over to you to get started and they can write it off their taxes. Don’t have a company, no worries. We have some amazing community sponsors already lined up waiting to meet you and sponsor your designs as they become a reality.
In addition to a sponsor we want to make sure you have access to some awesome FREE materials so join us July 19th, at 6pm for our first Materials Mixer. Come have a drink and see what materials you can use that wont break the bank. Designs are due July 25th and Building can begin July 26th. If you need a recap of last year check out our gallery, and as always if you have any questions or want to sign up please email us at

Thank You!!!

Thank you so much to everyone that came out to support our Meet The Rescues event at Dog Bar. We enjoyed getting to know the rescues and the people that work so hard to save lives of unwanted, injured and stray pets in our community. It was so much fun to recap on last year and talk with everyone about the exciting changes and additions for 2018! We are happy to announce that we raised $420.73, which is a great start in the bucket for American Pit Bull Foundation, Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue and Harvey’s Heroes.

Special thank you goes to Dog Bar Charlotte for hosting us and to our Pack Members we couldn’t do it without you guys!!!

BarkitectureCLT is a 501(c)(3)!

Hey guys, we have super exciting news, BarkitectureCLT is now a registered non profit! With the new status of a 501(c)(3) corporation all donations made to us are now tax deductible. So watch out Charlotte because here we come with a mission to save homeless pets in the area!

Thank You Charlotte! Lets Do It Again!

When Tini and Stephanie embarked on this journey we didn’t know if we could pull this off, what to expect or what to do if something didn’t work out. We learned so much last year as we planned, fund raised, hosted events, and organized BarkitectureCLT 2017. We had a blast and most importantly we raised over 3,000 dollars that we donated to the 5 area rescues: American Pit Bull Foundation, Carolina Poodle Rescue, Greater Charlotte SPCA, Great Dane Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. And instead of being exhausted and fed up with all this work we were completely fueled up to keep going (after a drink and a nap of course). We can make it better, bigger and make a bigger impact on saving more dogs in the Charlotte Area.

So… Charlotte, are you ready to do it again?

This year, the big thing we learned is: WE NEED YOU! We as 2 people, can only do so much. We want all of you to let us know what you think, What did you like? What didn’t you like? What could we do better? How can we make more money for our rescues? If you have answers to any of these questions please join us at NoDa Brewery on Thursday March 1st for our first planning/committee meeting for BarkitectureCLT 2018. Bigger. Better. Barkier.

Calling All Design Teams *UPDATE*

The time is now! Get your friends, co-workers, family or resident artists together..we need you as a designer. The rules are very few. It must cost under $250 to design and build. That’s all. the size, the materiality, and the design is completely up to you!

We will be getting together corporate sponsors for those of you who don’t have a company to back you financially, we will find you one! see so now you have no excuse. Go forth and make something great.

Design ideas are due **August 15th** (yes the deadline has been extended, but it will not be extended again so make sure to get those designs in!) so that we have an idea of how many houses to plan for, stay tuned for the materials mixer, more information to come.