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Bark in the Park is Going Virtual!

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we've opted to create an online virtual event to host our 24th annual Bark in the Park, to ensure the safety and well-being of participants.  But don't think for a moment that it won't be as fun as always!  The virtual event will feature online versions of these all-time Bark favorites!


Cash Raffle - Mutt Show - Bark T-Shirts - Virtual Vendors - The Bark Walk


Although we would much rather be with you in person, a virtual walk enables participation from anywhere, by anyone, and by any species!  On October 4, we will walk together, socially distanced, in our neighborhoods or homes in support of Peoria Humane Society and our lifesaving mission and programs.

Your participation this year is crucial to help raise funds that are needed now more than ever!  Join us for this special Bark in the Park and help make a difference in the lives of countless animals in our community.


Bark 2020 will be our 24th annual Bark in the Park fundraiser, and probably our most memorable!  We'll remember it not only as the year of COVID-19, but also our first virtual event! 

The Bark has always been about bringing animal lovers together to help raise money to improve the lives of animals in our community.  PHS supports local food pantries with pet food in order to keep pets from going hungry during the current health and financial crisis.  We provide assistance for emergency veterinary care when families can't afford it.  We don't want families to be unable to feed and care for their pets.  And we want all pets to be able to stay in their homes where they are loved and cared for.  Pets are family members, and people, especially now, need the love and companionship their pets provide.
Please join us to help make Virtual Bark in the Park 2020 the most successful Bark ever!  While Bark may look different this year, wherever we are, we'll be standing together to make a difference for those who don't have a voice.  On October 4th, you can walk through the park, around the block, to the refrigerator, or just hang out on the sofa with your best fur-friend!  Bark will begin at 1:00 p.m. on October 4th, with a special Facebook Live Kick-Off!  Be sure to join us on facebook/Peoria Humane Society live at 1:00 p.m. as we draw and announce the Cash Raffle winners, announce and display the winners of the Mutt Show, recognize our sponsors, Virtual Vendors, & top pledge raisers, and warm up to begin "the walk"!

You can be an extremely important part of the fundraising success of Virtual Bark 2020 by creating a personal fundraising page via the link below. It's quick and easy and makes a HUGE difference for animals in need. Show your friends, family, and co-workers that you care about animals by raising money for PHS and supporting our goal to end animal suffering and neglect. Plus, collect $50 in donations and receive an exclusive Bark 2020 t-shirt, as pictured above! Click here for more information on how to get started!
Register for Bark in the Park by clicking on the red outlined Barkley button below!
While there is no fee to register this year, you do need to be registered to earn fundraising incentive prizes and to enter the Marvelous Mutt Show.


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Event Information

Bark in the Park
Event Details

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Fundraising Drive
Help raise funds for animals in need!

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Virtual Vendor Fair
Bark 2020 Virtual Vendors

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The Marvelous Mutt Show - Virtual Edition
Show off your pet and win prizes!

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Thank you to our 2020 Bark in the Park Sponsors!






Jonathan Michael



Peoria County Veterinary


Medical Association