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Bark in the Park

Helping raise funds for local animals in need for over 20 years!


This year's Bark will be:

Sunday, September 9, 2018!

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


Click here to access your 2017 Bark in the Park souvenir photo!

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 will 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. Watch our progress in reaching our $50,000 goal with the thermometer on the right.


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.

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Event Information

General Info.
Details about Bark in the Park 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Peoria Humane Society would like to thank our 2017 Sponsors:



Top Dogs











Canine Crusader


Jon & Sharon Michael



Leaders of the Pack



Peoria County Veterinary

Medical Association




 Dog Gone Great

Associated Bank

Autohaus of Peoria

Balzell Photography

Community Lawn Care

Dan & Shaun Cusack

Deiters Pet Services & Pet Crematory

Illinois Mutual

Janssen Law Center

John Wangelin Photography

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Peoria

Photos by Natausha

Renewal by Andersen

Shom Bandopadhaya

Southside Bank


Tail Waggers

Ameren Illinois

The Heights Bank