Family Fun with Fido at Bark in the Park 2011

Being the animal lover that I am, I wanted to share with you all an AMAZING family filled fun event that is coming up soon!  The Humane Society of Greater Akron also known as PAWSibilities® in conjunction with Springfield Township is hosting their annual Bark in the Park and Pet Expo event. The event takes place Saturday May 14, 2011 from 11am-3 pm at Springfield Lake.  It is such a great event to support a much needed organization in our community! Presented by Cascade Subaru and the Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

Bring your family and friends out to have a fun day at Bark in the Park 2011

What is Bark in the Park?

The Bark in the Park pledge walk is a chance for you & your pet to enjoy a 1 mile walk together…and help the homeless animals of PAWSibilities, the Humane Society of Greater Akron enjoy a better life at the same time! Proceeds go to help animals that are victims of cruelty/neglect, illness/injury, and provide adoption services, education & community outreach programs!

  • Walk! For animals that have been beaten and battered…
  • Walk! For animals that are left behind with no one to love them…
  • Walk! So that no animal lives in fear…
  • Walk! For animals that are starved and hungry…
  • Walk! To show and educate your kids that animals deserve a great life too…
  • Walk! To help support HSGA PAWSibilites® so that they may continue to save animals in our community…

Registration is $5 per person and children under 12 and all pets are FREE.

Registration begins at 11:00am, Pledge Walk begins at 12:00 noon.

Fun Famiy event for your furry friends!

Get more information on Bark in the Park and rules, prize info, pledge forms, directions/parking info for Springfield Lake.  You can also become a Facebook Friend of The HSGA PAWSbilities®  at or catch up with them on their blog.

Get a FREE t-shirt for you and bandanna for Fido

Each walker who raises $100.00 and participates in the 1 mile pledge walk will receive a  FREE 2011 Bark in the Park T-shirt and a fun sporty bandanna for your pet! Come on folks-lets all help out animals without a voice who need our help!!  I am sure we all know 10 friends/family members who would love to donate just $10.00 to this worth while cause!  Even if you cannot raise the full amount, please do not let that stop you from coming to Bark in the Park and Pet Expo! Every little bit helps the animals!!

Bring your furry friends out for a day of fun!

Lots of other fun activities during the Pet Expo:

  • Fun vendor booths
  • Yummy food!
  • HSGA and a few other rescue groups will have adoptable animals available
  • Police Dog Demo by  B.A.R.K
  • Low cost pet microchipping (great idea for all pets in case they get lose without their collar on)
  • Ice Cream Eating Contest for the Dogs
  • A Scavenger Hunt/Scrambled Word Contest
  • One of a kind Paw Print Paintings featuring your furry family member
  • More activities to come…

Don’t have a pet but would like to show your support?

Even if you do not have a pet please come show your support! You do not have to have an animal with you to participate in the pledge walk.  There will be lots to do!  I will be there with my family and my fur babies so I hope to see you there for a fun family day at the beautiful Springfield Lake!

Hope to see you there to support our local Humane Society!


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1 thoughts on “Family Fun with Fido at Bark in the Park 2011

  1. Beth says:

    Love this one, Jo! I’ll have to check out calendar and see if we might be able to be there too. We usually attend the Winde Festival in Hudson that benefits Pawsibilities too. A fun night for ALL! These amazing companions need us to be their voice–thanks for getting the word out! 🙂

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