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

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

Pledge Walk and Pet Expo

Pledge 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

Click here for the Sponsor Packet

About the Pledge Walk

Join the biggest Dog and People Parade Akron has ever seen! Participants and fundraisers will enjoy a dog-friendly 1-mile leisurely walk through Downtown Akron (at 12:00pm.)

Be a hero and help us reach our goal to raise $30,000 to benefit the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Summit County! Join our online site or download the 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"! As a special thank you - earn rewards for meeting goals and maybe even a coveted trophy for being a Top Dog fundraiser!


Click for fundraising information for:

Individuals | Teams | Virtual Walk

2019 Event Photos!

Click to view more event photos from C. Nic Photographs


Animals Adopted in 2018


Cruelty Investigations in 2018


Veterinary Exams and Surgeries in 2018