We are excited to announce the 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. This family- and dog-friendly event will feature:

1-mile Pledge Walk with the new addition of a Fun Run option
Over 80 vendors
Food trucks
A local beer garden
Our Mobile Adoption Center with adoptable dogs cats and critters
Games, contests, & activities
Dog and human yoga
Live demonstrations of cunning dog agility

Check back for a full schedule of events.


Animals Adopted in 2017


Cruelty Investigations in 2017


Veterinary Exams and Surgeries in 2017

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!

Start Fundraising!

Click for fundraising information for:

Virtual Walk/Run

View Photos from 2017!