Bark in the Park

Rapidly approaching is the annual spring event, Bark in the Park. This event will be held on Saturday, April 2 at Kiesel Park from 9a.m. until 2p.m. Bark in the Park is an event that is open to the public, so anyone can attend including people of all ages. This year will mark the fifth year anniversary of Bark in the Park.

The day will be full of activities and there will be different vendors present including: local shelters, veterinarians, pest control services, pet sitters, pet groomers, kennel clubs, pet supply stores, and handmade pet crafts.

“This is an opportunity for local dog lovers to be put in direct contact with valuable resources all in one day,” said Gabby Meredith, community programs coordinator for the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Department. “It also gives the vendors a chance to show off their products to their target audience. “

Bark in the Park is a completely free event offering all sorts of activities which include the doggy costume contest, the dog and owner look a like contest, door prizes, face painting, pet art projects, and dog Olympics hosted by the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Along with that, there will also be dogs that are up for adoption attending the event.
The mission of Bark in the Park is to promote responsible dog ownership as well as local dog-related businesses and services.

“Bark in the Park is a fun, free event for the whole family, both two-legged and four-legged!” Meredith said.

For more information on this event, contact Gabby Meredith at 334-501-2946 or send her an email at

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