Bark in the Park is a 5K Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk each year in October at City Island in Harrisburg, PA. This is our 9th year doing this event and we're hoping to have another record-breaking year with your help!

Participants in this event get to spend a fun October morning with their pets, dress up in costumes and run and/or walk for a great cause. Your monetary donation directly helps to provide veterinary care and treatment, often life-saving, to animals in need. The Last Chance (TLC) Fund provides financial grants for those animals when limited or no financial means exist to pay for the care.

Last year's Bark in the Park event had: 

  • Over 475 people participated in walk and/or run;
  • Approximately 40 donated raffles; and
  • Over $15,000 raised for the TLC Fund.



Proceeds from this event go to finance the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation’s “The Last Chance Fund” (TLC). The mission of this fund is to help create a healthier future for animals and owners by providing necessary funds to administer veterinary care to those who need it and do not have the means to pay. These are just a few animals that TLC has helped over the years.



2017 Bark in the Park Photos



Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before Coming to Bark in the Park


TLC logo reverseAbout The Last Chance (TLC) Fund 

This fund is administered by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) and was established in 2009 to help ensure a source of funding for the care of abused or neglected, unowned companion animals that might otherwise be euthanized or turned over to an animal shelter that is already overburdened.

We see the TLC Fund as a true partnership between veterinary practices, their clients, other pet owners, and the animal loving public that will result in the emergency care and necessary treatment of animals who might not get the proper care without this fund.


October 28 Schedule of Events

7:30 am: Registration / Raffles Begin
8:45 am: 5K Run
9:00 am: Dog Walk
9:30 am: Costume Parade / Raffles Close
10:00 am: Awards

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