Join us for the biggest celebration of pets and the people who love them in Summit County!
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!
Schedule of Events:
|11:00am Gates open!|
11:30am Blessing of the Animals & Memorial
(underwritten by Hummel Pet Services)
12:00pm Pledge Walk
12:45pm Adoptable Animal Showcase
1:00pm Behavioral Training Demo (with All Dogs Go To Kevin)
1:45pm Dog Agility Demo (with Ohio Disc Dogs)
2:15pm Doggie Ice Cream Eating Contest, Dog & Owner
Look-a-Like Contest, and a Doggie Costume Contest!)
2:30pm Fundraising Awards Presentation
Contest Information!Visit our Shelter Carnival area to learn more and sign up for our Doggie Contests!
Entry is $5 per entry & takes place on the main stage at 2:15 pm.
Spots are limited and prizes to be awarded to top dogs.
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.)
View our Walk Route here
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:
Click here to download the Pledge form:
Kathy Romito, Chair - Western Reserve Hospital
Roberta Kleinman - Hummel Pet Services
David Israel - First Energy
Sarah Whitford - Allstate
Animals Adopted in 2018
Cruelty Investigations in 2018
Veterinary Exams and Surgeries in 2018