Henderson's Bark in the Park returns for 16th year

Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 19:17:12-05

The City of Henderson will celebrate dogs of all shapes and sizes at next month’s Bark in the Park. The event, which is in its 16th year, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mar. 9 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy. Admission is free.

It is anticipated that at least 3,000 people, joined by hundreds of their furry friends, will attend Bark in the Park. This year’s event will feature a variety of activities that will take place throughout the day:

• Free animal readings by animal communicator Jennifer Wallens
• Pet caricature artist
• Pet licensing information provided by Henderson Animal Care and Control
• Onsite adoptions
• Pet photo op
• Free dog massage
• Free dog grooming

Scheduled one-hour activities include:

10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m: Pet cakewalk led by Petisserie - baked goods for pets
10 a.m: Dog CPR class
11 a.m: Doga - yoga for people and their pups
12:00 p.m: Henderson Police Department K9 Unit demonstration
1 p.m: Dogilates - Pilates for dogs

Demonstrations by Get Rattled - a rattlesnake avoidance training program for dogs. Involves a fee.

Residents interested in adopting a dog are encouraged to attend. Hundreds of dogs have been adopted at Bark in the Park since its inception.

All dogs must be leashed and under the control of a handler at least 10 years old. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4849.