Free Family Fun with Fido at Bark in the Park 2012

My family had such a blast at last years annual Bark In The Park and Pet Expo event benefiting the animals at The Humane Society of Greater Akron!  It was a fun day to spend as a family and even my dogs had a blast getting to “sniff” new friends and get lots of love and treats too!  If you have a furry family member I would encourage you to participate in this years Bark In The Park event.  The event takes place Saturday May 12, 2012 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.

Bark In The Park, Fun for Furry Friends and Families

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.  There is NO fee to attend the event only if you would like to participate in the 1 mile walk will you need to pay the $5 person! Registration begins at 11:00am, Pledge Walk begins at 12:00 noon.

Participating in the 1 mile pledge walk is a great way to help The Humane Society of Greater Akron to care for animals


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 2012 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 family and furry friends for a FREE and FUN day at Springfield Lake!

What else will be at Bark In The Park and Pet Expo?

Lots!  We enjoyed walking through the vendor booths and seeing the latest trends in pet supplies, treats and more!  We even had our dog microchipped at their low cost microchipping table which is such a great idea for all pet owners to do for their dogs!  I would have to say that our favorite part of the day was the Police Dog Demo by B.A.R.K.  T-boy still talks about it and is super excited to see the amazing dogs in action to aid in our law officers everyday duties!  Our pups favorite event was the ice cream eating contest and although my pup didn’t win it was quite a sight seeing him try!!

  • Fun vendor booths including a photo booth for you and your pets
  • DJ services by Event Entertainment Services
  • Demo by Wagtime-trained pet owners and their dogs that visit with patients and their family members during hospital stays
  • HSGA will have adoptable animals available to meet and greet
  • Police Dog Demo by  B.A.R.K
  • Ice Cream Eating Contest for the Dogs (so fun)
  • Inflatables and carnival games for kiddos
  • and lots more!
The winner of the ice cream eating contest and the police dog demo by B.A.R.K
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®, follow on Twitter or catch up with them on their blog and website.
Hope to see you there!
Springfield Lake Park
2459 Canfield Rd
Akron, OH, 44312

2459 Canfield Rd
Akron, OH, 44312

All photos used in post were taken by Dan Nelson of Saintly Photography.


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