Annual Bark in the Park: September 23, 2017, 8 am to 1 pm at Seneca Park
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BARK IN THE PARK & WOOF WALK/RUN 2017
Bark in the Park is a celebration of all things canine. Each September, The Animal Care Society welcomes the general public to one of Metro Louisville’s most popular green spaces – Seneca Park. Participate in the 5K, hang out with your dog(s) by the kiddie pools, munch on pizza and hot dogs, participate in fun contests, learn about rescue organizations and animal-friendly businesses nearby, and and meet tons of amazing animal lovers right here in Louisville!
Here is the TENTATIVE schedule for Bark in the Park, Sat Sept 23 at Seneca Park:
7AM- Run/Walk Registration Begins
8AM- Woof Walk/Run Begins
9AM- Vendor Booths Open
10AM- Owner/Pet Look-A-Like Contest and Kissing Contest
10:30AM- Costume Contest
11AM- Dog Agility
11:30AM- ACS Alumni Picture
12PM- Cirque Louie Circus Performers
12:30PM- Dog of the Year Chosen
1.00PM- Silent Auction Concludes
5K Woof Walk/Run
$30 at Seneca Park on the day of the event! THANKS!
The day begins with registration for our traditional staple: The Woof Walk/Run. It is literally a stroll in the park! The Animal Care Society patrons preregister for $25 ($30 on that day) and collect addition pledge donations from pet loving friends and family! Each walker/runner receives a Wag Bag full of coupons, goodies, and an Official 2017 Bark in the Park T-Shirt. Runners who make the best time will receive prizes, walkers/runners who raise the most money will receive prizes, and the team that raises the most money receive a prize as well!! To register for the woof walk/run click here.
Contests, Contests, Contests!
Most animal owners think the WORLD of their pets and the turnout at our Bark in the Park contest is a quite a testimony to that notion! This year we’ll put “Puppy Love” to the ultimate test as our judges try to determine which pooch has the best smooch in our Kissing Contest. Dogs are then transformed in to flights of fantasy, science fiction or even cartoon characters as the Halloween Costume Contest. The Pet/Owner Look Alike Contest will stretch our judges’ imaginations as they try to figure out common features between people and their pets (without insulting dog or human!).
Dog of the Year
This is a day-long contest where pet lovers have submitted their precious pups pictures in advance and the general public has the final vote with the almighty dollar! Participants are encouraged to shamelessly promote their pooch or “put your money where your mutt is” and pre-collect donations for the contest. Your dog could be DOG of the Year and win a huge dog basket with gift card!
Silent Auction and Raffles
We have to brag. Our gift baskets are the best in town. Due to the generosity of area businesses and the creativity of our staff and volunteers the Bark in the Park silent auction offers a diverse and popular item selection. Local restaurants, retailers, and even Veterinary offices offer gift cards. Louisville landmarks such as Churchill Downs, Actors Theater and Belle of Louisville typically donate admissions and tickets. These gifts and services are artfully combined into packages that delight auction bidders seeking bargains and bring much needed revenue to our little shelter.
Vendors & Sponsors
From Veterinary offices to rescue organizations to you-name-it, we have tons of vendors at Bark in the Park. As a Sponsor, you receive a FREE Vendor space. Learn more about the animal-friendly businesses in Louisville and make new friends with people and dogs from rescues nearby. If you would like to be a vendor or sponsor at Bark in the Park this year, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a Sponsor Form HERE or Vendor Form HERE. Thanks!