Bark in the Park - 2017

Event Info


  • Date: October 7, 2017 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Veterans Park (7305 Highway 119, Alabaster)
  • Hosted by: Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department
  • Benefiting: Shelby Humane Society
  • Admission Price: Entry to 11th Annual Bark in the Park is Free.
    Tons of Fun for the whole family including your dog.
    Leash is Required.

Schedule of Events from 2016 - this will give you an idea of what to expect.
The 2017 Schedule will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
(Subject to Change)

  • 9:00 am – Bark in the Park Opens
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Vaccine Clinic
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Microchip
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Shelby Humane Society Adoptables
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Vendor Row
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am – Birmingham Bandits
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Bama Airdogs
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Birmingham Bandits
  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am – Animal Blessing
  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am – Adoption Parade
  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am  – Costume Contest
  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am – Trick Contest
  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm – Birmingham Bandits
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Weenie Dog Race
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Bama Airdogs
  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Weenie Dog Race
  • 2:00 pm – Event Ends
NOTE:  Times subject to change without notice.
Bark in the Park Logo
Plus more fun including:
  • Pet Photos
  • Kids' Activities
  • Auburn vs. Alabama Fundraiser Dogs
  • Pet ID Tags
  • Live Music
  • Food and Treats (for You and Your Dog)
     
  • Shelby Humane Society tent with t-shirts and donations
  • And more!


   

Dog in a Swimming Pool at Bark in the Park

History


In February 2007, representatives from the City of Alabaster invited Shelby Humane Society to join them in creating a fun event for dogs and their people. The Bark in the Park pet festival grew from the partnership. The inaugural event, which was held October 6, 2007, was attended by more than 1,500 people and 300 pets.

The first year's success proved that people in Shelby County love to attend events with their pets and enjoy supporting their local animal welfare agency. Because Bark in the Park was so popular in 2007, the City of Alabaster and Shelby Humane Society decided to pursue the event annually.
Small Dog at Bark in the Park