Auburn, Ala. - Calling all dog lovers! Auburn Parks and Recreation will host Bark in the Park 2014, celebrating responsible dog ownership, on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Kiesel Park. This FREE community event is open to all dog owners and their favorite four-legged friends. Visit a variety of educational booths, shop with local pet vendors, enjoy dog-related arts and crafts projects, sign your dog up for the Doggie Olympics, enjoy a children's interactive storyteller, and much more!
This year's Bark in the Park will feature an on-site microchipping tent. Bring your wallet and be prepared to shop for one-of-a-kind items for your dog - including t-shirts, collars, artwork, and more. Come decorate dog cookies at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center tent and enjoy FREE bandana tie dying for your dog. Many vendors will offer free giveaways such as pet food samples, Frisbees, and tips on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Check in at the gates to find out how you can register for our FREE door prize drawings, including gift cards and dog supplies.
Looking to expand your canine family? Rescue dogs will be available for adoption from For Paws Rescue and the Lee County Humane Society. Proceeds from adoptions benefit rescue efforts and operations. The Tuskegee University Canine Club will host the Doggie Olympics beginning at 1 p.m. Registration is $2/event, including events such as the Best Costume, Largest Dog, Smallest Dog, Frisbee or Treat Fetch, Agility Obstacle, Fastest Large Dog, Fastest Peanut Butter Licker, Best Trick, Fastest Small Dog, and Most Obedient. Cash, check, or cards are accepted for registration fees.
Bring your friends, both two-legged and four-legged, and join us for a day of fun in the park! For more information, visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or contact Auburn Parks and Recreation at 334-501-2930.