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Time for Barkapalooza

Time for Barkapalooza
Head to Lisle for Barkapalooza tomorrow.

Time to grab your pooch and head out to Lisle on Sunday to support pet rescue and pets in general at the 21st Annual Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon and Expo supporting the West Suburban Humane Society. The walk and pet fest will be in Lisle Community Park at 1825 Short Street from 10 am until 2 pm.

Barkapalooza attendees will parade their pooches and explore the Pet Expo, where a group of pet-focused vendors such as the K9 Cookie Company, The Happy Dog Barkery, Mark Pastor Photography, Whisker Watchers Pet Sitting and many others will be featured. Several breed-specific rescue groups and others will be there featuring their adoptable pets.  Vendors will sell products, services and food for both dogs and their people

Herbie making a media appearance to promote Barkapalooza.

Herbie making a media appearance to promote Barkapalooza.

It's not all about the dogs either. Barkapalooza has many activities for kids including face painting and balloon sculptures, all free of charge.  There will also be a “Kids and Kindness Zone” educating children on how to treat and respect animals.

Barkapalooza is free to attend, but to participate in the walkathon, there is a registration fee of $20 per adult (children 12 & under walk free). Walkers that raise $100 or more in collected pledges also walk free. The fun gets underway with the walk registration at 9:30 am prior to the Blessing of the Animals at 10 am. There will also be an agility dog demonstration at 11 and a police K9 demo at 12:30.

Learn more and register online.

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