Bark in the Park – October 17, 2020

17th Annual Bark in the Park will be held October 17th, 2020

This event will be virtual this year .

The event will be held on our BIP Facebook event page 

On this page, we will have raffles, Dog of the Year, t-shirt contest, and more! Everything starts before the day of the event (Oct. 17th) so hit “Going” now!

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Bark in the Park is a celebration of all things canine. This October, The Animal Care Society will be hosting a virtual Bark in the Park .

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Contests, Contests, Contests!

Pet of the Year


This is a 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, HolidayWorld 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 for the  Bark in the Park.  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 virtual vendor or sponsor at Bark in the Park this year, please contact us at  or fill out a Sponsor Form HERE or Vendor Form HERE. Thanks!

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