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Bark in the Park

  • Cricket Field Grand Drive St. Louis, MO 63112 United States (map)

Presented by Purina, Bark in the Park is the Humane Society of Missouri's largest fundraiser – and the Midwest's biggest and best pet fest!

Gather your friends and fellow animal lovers and spend the morning with thousands of dogs and the people who love them at Cricket Field in Forest Park! You'll have a great time AND you'll be raising "Dollars for Dogs" to help abused and neglected animals at the Humane Society of Missouri.

Lace up your sneakers and grab the leash: Walk, jog or run (with or without your athletic pooch) in the chip-timed 5k race or take a leisurely stroll during the 1-mile Walk for Animals!

Celebrate afterwards at the fun family festival:

  • Enjoy performances by the ProPlan Performance Team
  • Test your dog's skills at the Agility Course
  • Meet the world-famous Barn Buddies from Longmeadow Rescue Ranch
  • Bid on fabulous prizes at the silent auction
  • Browse the pet-centric vendors and rescue groups
  • Get great advice from the veterinarians of Animal Medical Center of Mid-America
  • Fun activities for kids
  • Challenges and giveaways for you and your pooch
  • Much more fun stuff that you'll just have to experience for yourself on May 20!

Just $40 per person includes a Bark in the Park swag bag and official event t-shirt! Leashed dogs are free! Kids 12 and under are free, unless they would like to participate in the 5k race.

All proceeds benefit the Animal Cruelty Fund at the Humane Society of Missouri, dedicated to investigating, healing, and preventing animal abuse.

Event schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration opens
  • 9:00 a.m.  – 5K Race starts; Fun Family Festival and Vendor Booths Open
  • 9:15 a.m. – Pro Plan® Performance Team Exhibition
  • 10:00 a.m. – A Walk for Animals - 1 Mile Walk to End Animal Abuse
  • 11:00 a.m. – Pro Plan® Performance Team Exhibition
  • 12:00 p.m. – Pet Contests Begin
  • 1:00 p.m. – CLOSE OF BARK IN THE PARK 2017