Bark in the Park is coming to Akron on Saturday, May 9!

Join us for Summit County's biggest celebration of pets and the people who love them!

Rescue Walk and Pet Expo

Paws for a Cause: Rescue Walk | Food Trucks | Beer Garden | Over 80 Local Vendors | Mobile Adoption Center | Blessing of the Animals | Demonstrations | Live Entertainment | Activities | Raffles | Contests | and much, much more!

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship is a great way to support animals while gaining exposure for your business!

Click here for the Sponsor Packet!

About Paws for a Cause: Rescue Walk!

Be a hero and help us reach our goal to raise $30,000 to support the life saving Veterinary Care we provide to animals of Summit County! Join our online fundraising site or download the offline pledge form to raise funds individually or as part of a team. Even if you can't come to Bark in the Park, you are welcome to join as a "virtual walker" and still receive the rewards! As a special thank you - earn rewards for meeting goals and maybe even a coveted trophy for being a Top Fundraiser!

The day of the event, join our dog friendly walk with hundreds of other supporters on the streets of Downtown Akron!


2019 Event Photos!

Click to view more event photos from C. Nic Photographs


Animals Adopted in 2019


Cruelty Investigations in 2019


Veterinary Exams and Surgeries in 2019