Monday, May 6, 2013

Bark in the Park - Largest Midwest Dog Festival

Join the Humane Society of Missouri at Bark in the Park - presented by Purina ONE on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  This years' fun includes a 5k run, the 1-mile Walk for Animals and a pancake breakfast.

Bark in the Park is the largest dog walk and festival in the Midwest!  There are lots of activities for you and your dog to enjoy.  Dogs are welcome to attend as long as their vaccinations are up to date.

This year's Bark in the Park mascot is very special to the Humane Society of Missouri.  Trooper's story made international headlines after he was dragged behind a truck for more than a mile.  His survival was nothing short of a miracle and his recovery has touched millions.
Photo: Humane Society of Missouri

Trooper is currently in foster care with the Humane Society of Missouri.  He'll be leading the Walk for Animals, along with many other rescue pets.  Be sure to stop by his tent to get a photo and pawtograph.

Find your new best friend a the pet adoptions.  Have your pet microchipped for just $25 per pet.  Bid on barking good items in the Silent Auction and enjoy St. Louis' best food trucks.

You'll also enjoy performances by the Purina Incredible Dog Team, the Frontline and Heartgard Interactive Family Fun Center, Agility course and pet contests, a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals and music.  Barn Buddy farm animals will be on hand from the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch.

Bark in the Park is head at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri.  Registration is $35.  All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Fund, dedicated to investigating, preventing and healing animal abuse. For more information about Barking in the Park contact the Humane Society of Missouri at 314-951-1567 or email


  1. Sounds like a great event for a good cause. Enjoy.

  2. Woof! Woof! Last Saturday we participated in CHIcago's Bark In The Park. I had Lots of Golden FUN and will share all about it on our Thursday post. It is always great to join an event for a good cause. Wish we can go to Missouri's Bark in the Bark. Are you going? Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Awww what a poor pup! He does look amazing now though, he's a very lucky guy! Thank you again for the earrings - I got them in the mail over the weekend.

  4. That looks like great fun!!

  5. Oh Trooper's story just breaks my heart. The photo brings tears. I'm so glad you included the "today" photo, otherwise it would be even more upsetting. What an amazing dog. I hope your "Bark in the Park" gets a good turnout. I blogged about our participation in our Bark in the Park by walking with the hospital's dog team in the Puppy Trot. Such a good cause!

  6. What a trooper Trooper is!
    Mes would loves to go, but me must goes today to gets there.

  7. Sounds like such a wonderful event!

  8. What a great event for an important cause. I look forward to reading about this years successes!

  9. Great cause but the walk from my house just to get there would be over 500 miles so I don't think I will be able to make it. I will have to find something a bit closer! Our Humane Society has stuff going on too.

  10. We're going to visit my mom in Missouri that weekend! I will tell her about it and see if she wants to go. :0)

  11. What a great event! And I'm so glad Trooper is doing well - Big wags to him!

    Gonna see if they do one here too?

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  12. Sounds like lots of fun!
    Trooper - indeed - what a strong dog.

    Made time Monday evening to pass on what you shared with us :-) Thank you again!

  13. This just makes me so excited for our own summer festivals!!! Thanks for getting the season started!


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