2021 Bark in the Park

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Join us for 2021 Bark in the Park, August 22! The day starts with a 5K Fun Run/Walk for the whole family,  dogs included!  100% of the proceeds are donated to Stafford Animal Shelter in Livingston Montana! If you’d like to run/walk in the 5K with your family and dogs, sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Livingston/staffordanimalshelterbarkinthepark


The course rounds the Yellowstone River, Sacagawea Park and through the streets of historic Livingston!  Friendly, vaccinated dogs on leashes and children under 13 are welcome to join for free! We welcome strollers, bikes, walkers, runners & families – the more the merrier – as all the money raised will help our homeless pets!

Pre-registration is $25.00; day of event $30.00. The first 60 paid registered runners get a shirt from our sponsor Small Dog Realty!    We recommend that you check-in by 8:00 am to receive your bib number and familiarize yourself with the course map. Fun Run starts at 9:00am.  Check in at the Miles Bandshell Park near the Civic Center parking lot at 229 River Drive and the Yellowstone River.

After the Fun Run, join us back at Sacajawea / Miles Bandshell Park at 10:30 to kick off the day with a demonstration from Livingston Police Department’s K9 Rhino and Park County Sheriff’s Office, Montana K9 Briggs. Due to the smoke and heat, we have cut down on the number of contests this year. No need to sign up for contests ahead of time, just come and join the fun!

No need to sign up for contests ahead of time, just come and join the fun! All contests only $5! (Start times for contests cannot be estimated as they are based on the number of contestants

  • 10:30 Fun starts with Demo from K9 Rhino & K9 Biggs! followed by contests:
  • Best Costume Duo (Pet & Person)
  • Best Trick
  • Fastest Obstacle Course (Person with Pet)
  • Fastest Dog
  • Longest Dock Dive (in pool)
  • Fastest Swim (in pool)

🌭🍺🍦 Hot dogs, veggie dogs, brats, beer, ice cream & snacks will be sold with 100% of the day’s proceeds being donated to Stafford Animal Shelter! Mark your calendars and join us!

We hope you can join us to help raise money for the homeless pets at Stafford Animal Shelter!   Thank you to Pam McCutcheon of Small Dog Realty and The City of Livingston for sponsoring our big summer event!

The Stafford Animal Shelter prevents animal distress by caring for displaced animals, facilitating adoptions and reunions, minimizing pet overpopulation and pioneering humane education & community outreach.  Stafford is a no-kill, open-door shelter that accepts all pets in need regardless of age, species, breed or medical condition.  They have no length of stay restrictions so animals are welcome until they find their forever homes.  For more information, to volunteer or to view adoptable pets, visit: www.staffordanimalshelter.org. 


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