Bark in the Park - Bark in the Park 2019

Bark in the Park 

March 23rd, 2019 


Curtis Hixon Park

Are you ready for another great year?  Get set...go!  We invite you and your four-legged friends to the 32nd Annual Bark in the Park.  Start the celebration early by forming a pack and fundraising for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.  There are different ways to register, including creating or joining a pack to raise money together and then walk for the animals!  Donations provide shelter, food, spay/neuter services, and medical care for thousands of animals relinquished to our shelter each year.  

Bark in the Park will take place along the Hillsborough River, right in the heart of downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park.  The event will be hosted by Fox 13's Jennifer Epstein and Walter Allen with guests from Beasley Media group.  We will have food trucks, wine and craft beer.  Attendees will enjoy music, vendors, dog costume contests, the dog agility zone, adoptables, a VIP tent with mimosas and sweets, the pop up dog park and, of course, our mile-long Walk for the Animals along the beautiful river.

Pack Benefits: 
- Create your own free web page to help get support from your friends, family, and co-workers
- Pack members will receive an official Bark in the Park t-shirt (minimum $20 raised).  The more you raise, the more goodies you will receive. 
- VIP tent with drinks and sweets for individuals who raise $1,000 or more and packs who raise $3,000 or more.

Pack Prizes: 
- 1st Place - $1,000 in Columbia Restaurant Gift Certificates
- 2nd Place -$ 750 in Columbia Restaurant Gift Certificates
- 3rd Place - $ 500 in Columbia Restaurant Gift Certificates

Individual Prizes: 
- The individual who raises the most funds will receive a Busch Gardens package and a "Celebrity Dog" profile. Your dog will be featured in The New Barker Magazine, complete with interview and photo session!- The top 10 individuals who raise the most funds will have their pet's photo displayed at the event. 

Individual Giveaways: 
- $20 - Event t-shirt
- $50 - Event t-shirt + goodie bag
- $100 - Event t-shirt + goodie bag + dog bag flashlight
- $500 - Event t-shirt + goodie bag + dog bag flashlight + travel blanket
- $1,000 - Event t-shirt + goodie bag + dog bag flashlight + travel blanket + two tickets to Island Paws


Join an existing pack, or register as a pack leader and invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you in fundraising and walk as a pack the day of the event.
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Our Mission

Dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need.  

Thank You, Sponsors!

Wags, purrs, and MANY THANKS to our very generous sponsors.  It is because of them that we are able to provide the Tampa Bay Community with its favorite fundraising walk and pet fest and help countless animals in need find their forever homes.  Please click on their logos to visit their websites!

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