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Bark in the Park

The 21st Annual Bark in the Park

Sunday, October 15th, 2017!

11am-3pm at Festival Park on the Peoria Riverfront



What's Bark in the Park? 

Bark in the Park is the Peoria Humane Society's major fundraising event of the year.  It's all about bringing people who care about animals together in one huge effort to improve the lives of animals in our community!  Although Bark in the Park is first and foremost a fundraiser . . . come and help us raise money, and we'll make sure you and your dog have a great time while you're there!


Our goal for Bark 2017 is to raise $50,000 - which will help fund programs to provide lifesaving care for animals in need, promote adoption of homeless shelter animals, and reduce pet overpopulation.  The Peoria Humane Society is a non-profit organization.  We depend on donors and funds raised through events like the Bark to help make the Peoria area a better community for both animals and the people who care for them.


We hope you'll come and help us reach our goal.  The animals are counting on us! 


Each year the event features the hilariously funny "Mutt Show" in which your dog can compete and show off a special talent and win prizes, an outstanding raffle tent, cash raffle, Canine Carnival, professional photo with you and your dog, pawprint painting, kids activity center, and more! You can find more information on this year's Bark at the bottom of this webpage.

Event Information

General Info.
Details about Bark in the Park 2017

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Get Involved
Volunteer, Fundraise, and Donate to the Event!

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Exhibitor Info
Learn How to Participate as an Exhibitor

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Frequently Asked Questions

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See Pictures from the Event

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Want to attend this year's Bark in the Park?  

Online registration will be up soon for Bark in the Park 2017.

You can still register at the gate on event day for $30. We hope to see you there!



Can't Attend? Click here to donate to the cause!







The Peoria Humane Society would like to thank our 2016 Sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor





Canine Crusader



Jon & Sharon Michael




Leaders of the Pack


Peoria County Veterinary Medical Association




Dog Gone Great

Ameren Illinois

Associated Bank

Balzell Photography

Community Lawn Care

Dan and Shaun Cusack

Deiters Pet Services & Pet Crematory

Intellihot Green Technologies, Inc.

Janssen Law Center

John Wangelin Photography

Legacie's Photography

Shutter Hound Pet Photography

Southside Bank