Bark in the Park 2018 – Our Free Family Fundraiser!

Stafford Animal Shelter’s “Bark in the Park” Fundraiser is Sunday, August 19th 2018.  Come join us at our free, family-friendly, fundraiser “Bark in the Park” and help raise money for the shelter!

The fun begins with a 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Small Dog Realty.  The course rounds the Yellowstone River and through the streets of historic Livingston!  Friendly, vaccinated dogs on leashes and children under 13 are welcome to join for free!  Pre-registration is $25.00; day of event $30.00. (race fees are tax deductible). Registration forms available on our website (click here for form), at Small Dog Realty in Livingston and in the shelter lobby.  Please mail back completed form with payment, email it or drop off at the shelter.   We recommend that you check in by 9:00 am to receive your bib number and familiarize yourself with the course map. Fun Run starts at 10:00.  Check in at the Miles Bandshell Park near the Civic Center parking lot at 229 River Drive and the Yellowstone River.

The festivities continue from 11:30 to 3:00ish (depending on the number of contestants) with the ever-popular dog contests in the City Pool and Miles Bandshell Park.  Events include fastest dog, best trick, dress like your favorite

animal, pet and owner lookalike contest, fastest obstacle course with dog, speed swimming, longest dock jump, Stafford alumni parade and more.  Our event will be emceed by the fabulous duo of Victoria Bell & event sponsor Pam McCutcheon.  Don’t forget the cats and zoo critters, we have a “coolest photo” contest, so bring a photo with you. Events are only $5.00 with all money donated to the animals. We’ll round out the day with fun raffle prizes, a demonstration from City of Livingston’s  K9 Bobi, kids activities, make your own Pet ID booth, a festival of local pet friendly businesses and food vendors including our Mark’s In & Out sponsored “Hot Dogs for Shelter Dogs” (vegan dogs included), beer from Katabatic Brewing, Wilcoxon’s Ice Cream and more… Bring your appetite, your pets and your family and help raise money for a great cause!  We hope to see you there!


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