Bark in the Park celebrates responsible dog ownership

Bark in the Park celebrates responsible dog ownership

Now, four-legged friends and family members in the Auburn neighborhood collected to celebrate dependable puppy ownership at Bark in the Park. Bark in the Park is a welcoming, cost-free-of-cost function from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kiesel Park, hosted by Auburn Parks and Recreation and The Lee County Humane Society. 

Bark in the Park is a canine-friendly occasion catered in direction of doggy homeowners with around 30 distinctive suppliers, advertising foods, puppy components, grooming providers, veterinary clinic solutions and even furnishing a bouncy house and confront paint for the little ones.  

PetVet Animal Health and fitness Middle, Zoom to Groom, Kona Ice, RTN Doggy Training Co. and Butcher Paper BBQ were being just a few of the different sellers Bark in the Park invited to be part of the celebration. 

The Lee County Humane Modern society, one particular of the event hosts, held their pet adoption working day to carry awareness for rescuing and their need to have for volunteers, foster dad and mom and donations. 

Carli Massey, volunteer for The Lee County Humane Modern society, reported, “We’re just displaying most people we have these dogs out there, and while they could not get adopted here nowadays, it unquestionably allows most people know there’s a humane modern society in Auburn and that we generally will need fosters, a lot more volunteers and of study course, adoptions.” 

Massey also outlined that the humane modern society offered totally free microchip implants for dogs needing one. 

Pupils from Auburn University ended up also associated as suppliers at this party, providing treats for slobber. Addie Hill, bio-chem important, executed university student-led analysis to make a database for other students to collect their dog’s DNA and learn their dog’s breed. 

“We do student-led research with puppy DNA. We imagined this was a ideal time considering the fact that we’re not funded to appear out listed here. If the pet dogs want to give us a little slobber, we give them a handle,” Hill said. “We are producing a database so that in lab, the college students can bring their dog’s DNA and match it to the databases and figure out what kind of doggy they have.” 

PetVet Animal Wellbeing Centre joined as a Bark at the Park seller to provide their group, provide treatment and tell pet dog house owners who stopped by their table about animal well being and care. 

Kyleigh Speed, veterinarian at PetVet, explained they have been undertaking Bark in the Park for almost 10 a long time. 

“This is basically just a way for us to see the neighborhood, get out there, and just meet and greet people today. We demonstrate and communicate to them about what we do and want to have a wonderful working day observing the neighborhood,” Pace explained.

It was a vivid and attractive working day to host this occasion, and hundreds of people today and furry friends arrived in and out to get in tune with nature and their community. Live tunes was consistently taking part in, little ones have been receiving their faces painted and firefighters and police brought their dogs along. 

David Carter and his loved ones came out to the park today, not realizing what to count on. 

“We identified the event on Fb, but we had no notion it would be as significant as it was. I thought it would be just a typical pet dog park and a little get-collectively,” Carter reported.

Luckily for us for Carter and his relatives, it turned out to be a wonderful, unanticipated experience on a Saturday afternoon with his canines and daughter. 

Each individual seller supplied one thing various, and Pampered Pets Boutique did not disappoint. 

Kelly Johnson, proprietor of Pampered Pets Boutique, sells apparel, leashes, and features grooming and boarding expert services. 

“We have been in small business for 18 years in Opelika, and we’ve been doing this celebration for fairly a handful of yrs. We have a boutique with a lot of puppy attire, shampoos, collars, leashes and garments,” Johnson stated. “We are also a total-support grooming salon, a primary boarding daycare and mobile grooming.”  

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Johnson claims her poodle is her “Barbie Pet,” coloring her with brilliant colours each year to clearly show help for the event. 

There was a thing for anyone today who manufactured it out to the party, and for all of those people unable to make it out these days, Bark in the Park is setting up on keeping one more party in the slide. 

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