– Bark in the Park, an annual event celebrating responsible dog ownership, takes
place on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kiesel Park. The free
event is open to dog owners and their favorite four-legged friends.
The event includes
a variety of vendors attending such as veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters and
more. Vendor applications for this event are still being accepted.
The PetVet Animal
Health Center will provide microchipping at the event. In addition, there will
be pet products on sale, dogs available for adoption, door prizes, face painting,
a doggy photo booth and even five-minute pet portraits that can be purchase for
owners to enjoy.
participate in the Hound Hunt, which is an activity that allows them to hunt
Easter eggs filled with dog treats. Owners during the Hound Hunt can purchase shaved
ice from Kona ice and Chicken Salad Chick.
The contests and
the Doggie Olympics is hosted by the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary
Medicine. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and it includes a $2 charge per
event to benefit TUSVM. The schedule for the contests and Olympics is as
Contests (At the
Largest and Smallest dog contests
10:15 a.m. Best
10:30 a.m. Best
11:00 a.m. Peanut
Butter licking contest Part 1
11:15 a.m. Peanut
Butter licking contest Part 2
Dog Olympics (At
the Agility Park)
12:30 p.m. Best
1:00 p.m. Fastest small and large dog contests
1:15 p.m. Stay contest