It’s not every day that you attend an event where you can see a pug named Lexi ride in a remote-controlled convertible and get expert veterinary advice all in one beautiful park. Whether you’re already a proud pup owner or looking into dog adoption, the second annual Bark in the Park will have a little something for everyone.
“It’s a fun event that your whole family, including your pet, can attend,” says recreation supervisor Paul Pearson. It will be a one-stop shop offering everything from nail-trimmings for dogs, a shot clinic and an informative “Ask the Vet” session. It’s also a family-friendly event, with entertainment such as face-painting, caricature art, and best of all, a photo booth where you can pose with your pooch.
After last year’s weather got a little hot for our furry friends, Pearson says they’re planning on having pools scattered throughout the park where dogs can go cool off. “Last year it was pretty warm, so the dogs definitely appreciate that,” he says.
Aside from offering activities and veterinary services for dog owners, the event is also geared toward people who are interested in entering the world of dog ownership. Pearson says there will be local adoption agencies at the event, as well as a few rescue dogs that people can meet and play with. This will be the perfect opportunity for people who are on the fence about adoption to get their questions answered by experts, as well as a chance to test how much dog drool they can tolerate.
Pearson says he’s most excited to get people to the park who may not be familiar with the local parks of Plymouth. “It’s an opportunity for people to come out to Hilde, to see the park and the trails.”
Bark in the Park
Hilde Performance Center
May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
3500 Plymouth Blvd.
Admission is free.