Bark in the Park, Chicago’s Original Dog Party

The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited for Chicago’s original dog party, Bark in the Park, for the 25th year in a row on Saturday, May 18. As our largest fundraiser, Bark in the Park consists of a walk along Chicago’s lakefront followed by a party with food, beverages and activities for both humans and their dogs to enjoy.

The event takes place at Soldier Field Stadium Green along beautiful Lake Michigan and runs from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The 2.5 mile walk begins at 9:00 a.m., and we encourage all attendees to come for the walk and then stay for the party. There will be free food, a raffle, a beer tent, live music and activities for your pup such as canine agility courses, dog massages, pawdicures, caricature drawings and more.

We also offer the opportunity for you to set up your own fundraising page either as an individual or as a team. This way, you can use your own networks to help us raise funds and sponsor our goal of providing shelter and services for 5,000 animals this year.

Before the event, come by the shelter at 157 W. Grand Ave to meet some of our dogs available for adoption, like Rosie. Rosie is friendly, playful, and gets along great with other dogs and humans. She would love if you adopted her and then brought her to Bark in the Park for a day full of fun and new friends.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-12. All funds go toward providing food, shelter, medical care and second chances for thousands of animals in need.

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Meet Rosie!

Meet Rosie

Meet Rosie!

Meet Rosie


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