Dogs and Families: Bark in the Park™ San Jose 2017 Features Contests, Agility Courses, Demonstrations and a New Kids Entertainment Zone

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Bark in the Park™ San Jose 2017, the largest dog festival in the United States, attracting more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs, will be held September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at William Street Park (Corner of E. William Street and S. 16th Street) in downtown San Jose, California.

Bark in the Park San Jose is a family friendly event that features contests, beverages, food, agility courses, kid’s activities, and over 70 different dog-related vendors and services.

Bark in the Park™ San Jose 2017, the largest dog festival in the United States, attracting more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs. Bark in the Park 2017 will be held September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at William Street Park (Corner of E. William Street and S. 16th Street) in downtown San Jose, California.

Located in an expansive neighborhood park, Bark in the Park San Jose is a family friendly event that features contests, beverages, food, agility courses, kid’s activities, and over 70 different dog-related vendors and services. And dogs, lots of dogs. Admission is free for humans with a $5 donation per dog. Proceeds from donations benefit the Humane Society Silicon Valley, San Jose Animal Care Center and other local charities.

New this year is a dedicated Kids Entertainment Zone with a kid’s agility course, puppy make-over packages (face painting and more), and a dog-themed bounce house. Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply's mascot, Downtown Dog, will be on hand for photos and hugs.

There will also be a “Dog Owner in Training” Resource Tent where children and their families can learn the basics of dog ownership through interactive demonstrations.  These demonstrations include how to be a better dog owner, how to teach a dog simple tricks, how to approach dogs, and how to read a dog’s behavior.

“Bark in the Park began as a local neighborhood event to celebrate people and their dogs,” said John Turner, President of the Campus Community Association, which hosts Bark in the Park. “It has grown from just a handful of dog lovers to thousands.  This is a fun opportunity for families and their canine pals to explore and enjoy a day in a neighborhood park while raising funds for local animal related charities.”

Event highlights and ongoing activities: The popular and fun-to-watch dog contests and demonstrations return to Bark in the Park San Jose. In addition to the events and entertainment, Bark in the Park San Jose also features dog-related vendors and products, fun games, tips on dog care and adoption, and pet services, including low-cost vaccinations and micro-chipping.

Events are scheduled for the following times and locations.

Adobe Animal Hospitals Main Stage Events:
·      Pet Owner Look-A-like Contest, 11 am
·      Dog Costume Contest, 12 pm
·      Tail Wagging Contest, 1 pm
·      Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services Presentation 2 pm

Kids Entertainment Zone - ongoing
·      Kid’s Agility Course
·      Meet and Greet with Downtown Dog, the Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply mascot
·      Puppy make-over packages (face paint and more!)
·      Big Bulldog Bounce House

Dog Owner in Training Resource Tent (located in Kids Entertainment Zone)
·      Kid's and Dogs - a Safety Demo with Puppets - 11:30am - 12pm
·      How to Approach a Dog - 1pm - 1:30pm
·      How to Teach a Dog a Trick - 2:30pm - 3pm

San Jose Water Company Agility Corral Events
·      Fetch Sam, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm
·      Bark Attendee Agility Time, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3:15 pm

Reed Animal Hospital Entertainment Corral
·      SkyyDogs USA, 10 am, 12:15 pm, 2 pm
·      California K-9, 11 am, 3:15 pm

Naglee Park Sheepherding Corral Events - throughout the day -10:45 am – 3:30 pm
·      Cutters Quarters Sheep Herding, performing and offering Bark Attendees "Sheepherding" Time.

Christmas in the Park Rally Corral Events
·      Santa Clara Dog Training Club, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
·      Bark Attendee Course Run Through, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm

Presented by the Campus Community Association, Bark in the Park San Jose benefits the Humane Society Silicon Valley, San Jose Animal Care Center and other local charities.

For details visit http://www.BarkSanJose.org

Public Contact Info:  
email: info(at)BarkSanJose(dot)org
Website: http://www.barksanjose.org/
P.O. Box 90038, San Jose, CA 95109-3038

Bark in the Park San Jose would like to thank the sponsors of our 2017 event

Adobe Animal Hospitals and Marketplace, Big Dog Sponsor
California K9 Solutions
Canine Corral Dog Care/ Happy Tails to You
Conner PR
Christmas in the Park
City of San Jose Animal Care Services
Dog Trekker
Fetch Sam
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
Humane Society Silicon Valley
J Lohr Winery
KFOX 98.5
KOIT 96.5 FM
PAWS for SJACS
PetCure Oncology
Reed Animal Hospital
Sam's Downtown Feed
San Jose Mailing
San Jose Water Company
Santa Clara Dog Training Club
Saratoga Veterinary Hospital
Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists
Stacys Wag'N'Train
Sunnyvale and Oakridge Veterinary Clinics
Tama Veterinary Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals
WILDCIDE Hard Cider
Williams Party Rental

Supported in Part by a grant from the City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs

About Bark in the Park

Bark in the ParkTM is a fundraising event hosted by the Naglee Park neighborhood's Campus Community Association (CCA). Bark in the Park benefits the Humane Society Silicon Valley, San Jose Animal Care Center and other local charities.

About the Campus Community Association  
Naglee Park is a historic San Jose neighborhood developed on the estate of Brig. General Henry Morris Naglee, a Civil War veteran and prominent California pioneer. The Campus Community Association grew out of Naglee Park to become a strong advocate for neighborhood values in San Jose. As a result, the Naglee Park neighborhood is at the forefront on issues affecting the downtown neighborhoods and entire community of San Jose.

Copyright (c) 1996-2017, CCA. "Bark in the Park" is a trademark of the CCA

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