The event is Saturday, September 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at North Little Rock's Burns Park. (Rain date: October 6).
Bark in the Park is a fun-filled event held each year as a fundraiser for North Little Rock Friends of Animals (NLRFOA) and its work with animal adoptions, rescues, and spay/neuter programs.
KARK 4 Today News Anchor Mallory Hardin will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
There will be lots of fun that includes demonstrations, raffles, a wiener bob contest, and a variety of vendors.
This year's event kicks off with the National Family Pack Walk sponsored by Northshore Animal League America. Registration for this free event is at 10:15 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:30. It will cover a mile around the dog park.
Other activities include pet photos, interactive agility, pet grooming, psychic pet readings, airbrush art, micro-chipping by donation on sterilized dogs, and much more. Every dog is invited to bring their human for a little exercise, interaction, and playtime with others.
Free to the public, a small fee will be charged for those wishing to participate in the contests and certain activities.
Money raised will benefit the North Little Rock Animal Shelter's spay/neuter and adoption/rescue programs.
"Events like Bark in the Park are not just fun but promote awareness of animal overpopulation and the importance of sterilizing your pet. Nationwide as many as seven million homeless dogs and cats are euthanized annually. We want every pet to be loved and cared for. That is what we work for every day," explains Joy Stevens, founder and President of NLRFOA.
Bark in the Park flyer attached below.