The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 28th Annual BARK

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The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 28th Annual BARK (formerly BARK in the Park and BARK from the Heart) is Chicago’s oldest dog-friendly, outdoor fundraiser for the whole family! More than 1,200 dog lovers, canine companions, and people who want to help animals in need, will raise $150,000 to support The Anti-Cruelty Society’s mission. We welcome all dog lovers, including our adopters, foster families, and friends in celebrating The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 123-year-old history and community of caring. 


Participants form teams and raise money while enjoying a morning with other animal lovers. The event begins with a 2.5 mile walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, followed by the best pup-party in town with food, beverages, music, family activities, and dog-friendly demonstrations.