Bark at the Park Festival set for Saturday


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Lancaster – Calling all dog lovers! The City of Lancaster is hosting its annual event for celebrating man’s best friend.

Bark at the Park, a local favorite for more than 10 years, will be held this Saturday at the Lancaster City Park.

Bark at the Park began as a quaint Frisbee contest for dogs.  The event has since evolved into a popular community-gathering place where hundreds of pet owners and their canine companions enjoy entertainment, games and activities, educational information, and fun for the entire family.

Pet fashion parade

Pet fashion parade

This year’s Bark at the Park offers The Canine Good Citizen Test to help show dogs and their owners the skills needed to maintain proper pet behavior in any environment.  Animal rescue and community organizations will also provide information on animal care.  There will be numerous activities, including splash dogs, agility contests, obedience matches, and a pet fashion parade. New this year is a taste of renaissance provided by the Hounds of Caid.  There will also be a dog psychic on site to help attendees get in tune with their best buddies.  The usual canine crowd favorites will also be on hand: skilled trainer and Bark at the Park Committee President, Carole Kelly; Kyra Sundance; Urban Sledding; and Pawcasso – artistry for dogs.

Additionally, dogs and owners will compete in contests such as the dog and owner look-alike and a competition for the best singing dog.

Bark at the Park is also an opportunity for residents and visitors to help address the serious problem of pet neglect and abandonment. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Lancaster Animal Shelter.

Organizers say attendees will help raise thousands of dollars by simply showing up at the event.  Bark at the Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 1st, at Lancaster City Park, at 43011 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA, 93534. For more information, call 661-723-6077 or visit the Bark at the Park website at

  1 comment for “Bark at the Park Festival set for Saturday

  1. mike bunyan
    February 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I really enjoyed Lancaster’s Bark at the park in 2011. This is a great event that gets residents out for a day of fun with there pets, Has the city looked into having two or more of these events per year instead of just one? I am looking for the date of this years event in 2012

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