Bark in the Park • Saturday, May 12, 2018 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Bark in the Park offers great opportunities for families to adopt a dog, learn different training techniques, sample dog-related products, and visit pet-friendly vendors. Your dog(s) will have an opportunity to run free in one of our off-leash areas, test and sharpen his or her skills on the agility course,  and make new friends. 

All dogs who participate in Bark in the Park must have a current rabies vaccination, as required by law. Proof, in the form of a valid tag or certificate, must be available upon request. 

New! Location

This year’s Bark in the Park will be held at Ballenger Creek Park (5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick MD). This park is central to many and offers amenities that are dog-friendly. This park is also home to the Ballenger Creek Dog Park. Information, including rules, associated with this dog park can be found here.

Date and Time

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


FREE, Limit 2 dogs per owner.

This event is FREE, although pet food donations will be accepted to benefit the Frederick County Humane Society. FCHS volunteers will be collecting the pet food/animal related items for families in need in Frederick County.

Rabies / Microchip Clinic

Bark in the Park will feature a rabies & microchip clinic, presented by Happy Hubz. If your dog doesn't have current rabies vaccinations, please visit Happy Hubz prior to entering the event and dog park(s). All proceeds will go directly towards funds that support pet care assistance for veterans, first responders, and senior citizens.

Rabies: $10
Microchip $15

Event Schedule

Check back for a full schedule of activities.

All Day
Rabies / Microchip Clinic 
All Day
Silent Auction to benefit the FCHS
(located in the shelter)
10:30 am Demonstration by Frederick 4-H Club
(Showmanship demonstration)
11:00 am Demonstrations by Breakaway Action Dog, Inc.
(Agility and obedience training)
1:30 pm Demonstration by Frederick 4-H Club 
(Rally demonstration)

Frederick County Humane Society
Happy Hubz


  • 4-H Tailwaggers Club
  • AAA Mid-Atlantic
  • Allstate
  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training
  • Bark!
  • Breakaway Action Dog, Inc.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • CARE Veterinary Center
  • Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection
  • Costco
  • Critter Cozy
  • Cuddles Cat Rescue
  • CVCA Cardiac Care For Pets
  • Don Pard, Author: Elt the Super Dog Series
  • Downtown Dog
  • EJ's Meats and Treats
  • Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital
  • Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center
  • Frederick County Humane Society
  • Frederick Foot & Ankle
  • Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort
  • Happy Dog Grooming Salon
  • Happy Hubz Preventive Veterinary Care
  • Happy Paws, Inc.
  • Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
  • Healing Touch Chiropractic
  • Healthy Life Cleaning Company LLC DBA Chem-Dry
  • Hobby Horse Concession & Craft's, LLC
  • Invisible Fence
  • Jennifer's Elite Pet Sitting
  • Kingsbrook Animal Hospital
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Crystal Collins/Darcie Remsberg
  • MaidPro Frederick (Residential Home Cleaning)
  • Mary Kay
  • Mid Atlantic DOGS
  • Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
  • Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar Pei Rescue Operations, Inc. (MACSPRO)
  • Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
  • Operation Paws for Homes
  • Opossum Pike Vet
  • Pet Valu
  • Pet-O-Bed
  • Pets On Wheels
  • Prospect Veterinary Clinic
  • Reach Out Rescue and Resources
  • Rebecca LaChance Artistic Portraits
  • SnoBelles
  • Snorkle's Way Adaptive Dog Training
  • Sweet Tooth Funnel Cake
  • Tails of Hope
  • Thunder Ridge Kettle Corn
  • Village Vet of Urbana
  • VIP Boarding Kennel
  • Wags for Hope
  • Washington Metro DachtoberFest Foundation, Inc.
  • Will Ehrenpreis State Farm
  • Woofin' It
  • YMCA of Frederick County (YMCA Camp West Mar)