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Bark in the Park

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



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 2018 was 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. (Provided by



You can also get us closer to our goal by creating a personal fundraising page via the green framed button 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.



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, food vendors, 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 2018

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Exhibitor Info
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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Peoria Humane Society would like to thank our 2018 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

Busey Bank

Dan & Shaun Cusack

Deiters Pet Services & Pet Crematory

Illinois Mutual

Janssen Law Center

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Peoria

Lindsay K Photography

Photos by Natausha

Renewal by Andersen