We are excited to announce that Bark in the Park 2018 will be held in the heart of Downtown Akron at Lock 3!
We hope you will join us for a celebration of our beloved furry best friends.

Schedule of Events:

11:00am Gates Open
11:30am Blessing of the Animals and Memorial (underwritten by Hummel Pet Services)
12:00pm Dog-Friendly 1-mile Fun Run: View our Route
12:15pm Dog-Friendly 1-mile Pledge Walk: View our Route
1:00pm All Dogs Go to Kevin – Dog Training Demo
1:30pm Dog and Human Yoga with Peach Yahney
2:00pm Ohio Disc Dogs Presentation
2:30pm Awards presentation for fundraisers and teams


Pet Expo featuring over 70 vendors, Food Truck Court, Beer Garden featuring HiHo Brewing Co., Children’s Activities Area sponsored by Café O’ Play, Mobile Adoption Center, Dog Grooming, Games and Activities, Giveaways, Music, $1,000 Grand Prize Gift Card Raffle, Basket Raffle, and more!

About the Pledge Walk/Fun Run

Join the biggest Dog and People Parade Akron has ever seen! Participants will enjoy a dog-friendly 1-mile fun run (at noon) or 1-mile leisurely walk (at 12:15pm) on a looping route on Main St. and the Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Note: the Fun Run will not be timed and medals will not be awarded.

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! Even better – earn rewards for meeting goals and maybe even a coveted trophy for being a Top Dog fundraiser!

Click below to download the Pledge Form:

Start Fundraising!

Click for fundraising information for:

Virtual Walk/Run

Host Committee

Kathy Romito, Chair - Western Reserve Hospital
Allan Brown - FedEx Custom Critical
David Israel - First Energy
Kathy Kraft - Montrose Ford
Katie Sutter - Excelsior Marking
Sarah Whitford - Allstate

View Photos from 2017!


Animals Adopted in 2017


Cruelty Investigations in 2017


Veterinary Exams and Surgeries in 2017