Bark in the Park

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Bark in the Park 2022 Photos

The 2022 Rescue Walk raised over $20,000!

Thanks goes to our Rescue Walkers, Fundraisers, and Donors, for helping raise this astonishing amount this year! Over 550 people generously contributed, raising a grand total of $20,399.95! Every dollar will support lifesaving veterinary care for the rescue animals at HSSC. On behalf of the staff and animals - THANK YOU!

We hope to see you all next year for 2023!

Our 2022 Top Dog Fundraisers!

Each year, we recognize the top fundraiser and teams for their incredible contributions to our fundraising goal. Their reward? GLORY! Congratulations fundraisers and team members, and thank you for your dedication and support!

Top Individuals

1st Place

Sarah Whitford - $2,014.42

2nd Place

Annette Bruno - $1,782.81

3rd Place

Heather Edwards - $1,412.60

Honorable Mention
Donna Jennings - $1,088.05

Top Community Team

In Memory of Al Dente - $1,577.12

Honorable Mention - HSSC Board of Directors - $1,171.52

Top Workplace Team

Western Reserve Hospital - $1,148.21

Rescue Walk VIP'S

Raised $250 or more for the Rescue Walk

Amanda Smith

Annette Bruno

Brenda Ehrhardt

Debra Bollman

Diane Treier

Donna Jennings

Heather Edwards

Jody Wiley

Louise DiLullo

Megan Bobula

Peggy Glover

Sarah Kay

Sarah Whitford

Taighan Hopson

Timothy St John

Tracy McKenica Besenyodi


Thank you to our 37 Bark in the Park sponsors for supporting the biggest celebration of pets in Summit County!

Sponsorships support over 2,500 vulnerable pets served each year whose lives depend on rescue, veterinary treatment, compassionate daily care, and the chance to find loving forever homes and happy endings.

View our list of 2022 Sponsors!


Thank you to the 85 vendors who participated in the PetExpo.

View our 2022 list of Pet Expo Vendors


Animals Adopted in 2021


Cruelty Investigations in 2021


Veterinary Exams and Surgeries in 2021