Hundreds of Dogs Put Their Best Paw Forward at "Bark in the Park"

Hundreds of Dogs Put Their Best Paw Forward at "Bark in the Park"

Dog lovers could shop for all kinds of items for their furry friends, including collars, shirts, beds, and toys.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Hundreds of dogs and their owners came out to Fairgrounds Park Saturday for the 6th annual "Bark in the Park."

The Humane Society of Washington County sponsored the event. It included all kinds of events, ranging from lessons on training to a talent show.

"This is our first year here at Fairgrounds Park and with the new dog park we thought this would be a great way to kind of incorporate the two and to let everybody know also that the city has it," says Nicole Houser, event coordinator with the Humane Society of Washington County.

14 vendors also came out for "Bark in the Park." Dog lovers could shop for all kinds of items for their furry friends, including collars, shirts, beds, and toys.

"Bark in the Park is actually one of my favorite Humane Society events because it brings people out with their dogs, and it encourages them to have dogs that are well behaved, socialized, so they don't react badly in the presence of other dogs," says Karol Kennedy, owner of Be Pawsitive.

Those with the humane society hope the event can bring dogs, their owners, and the community together.

"This is not a big fundraiser. This is a small fundraiser for us. It's more of a community outreach just to kind of get the community to come out, have fun, and enjoy the day with their pet," Houser says. 

Next year's "Bark in the Park" will be held on the last Saturday of September.
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