Bark in the Park returns to Dahlonega Oct. 5

  • Rick Nielsen and the Dahlonega Action Dogs will perform on Saturday during the Bark in the Park event.
    Rick Nielsen and the Dahlonega Action Dogs will perform on Saturday during the Bark in the Park event.

Calling all furry, four-legged friends for a celebration of tail-wagging proportions, Bark in the Park.
The Lumpkin County TLC Humane Society is holding its 9th annual Bark in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Hancock Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and promises to be a fun time for both humans and pets.
While pet adoptions are always a major part of Bark in the Park, one new addition to this year’s festivities is a partnership with Lumpkin County Animal Shelter.
“We will have pets at the event for adoption and are very excited to have Lumpkin County Animal Shelter there as well with some of their animals available for adoption,” said Desirae Carroll, President of the TLC Humane Society. “This is our first year having Lumpkin County join us and we are so glad that they will be joining us.”
Other attractions include live music, featuring Jessie Albright from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and The Inconceivable from 2 to 3 p.m., a disc dog performance from Rick Nielsen of Dahlonega Action Dogs at 12:45 p.m., vendors selling goods for both humans and pets throughout the day, basic dog training classes beginning at 12:30 p.m., a raffle table, bake sale and pet contests.
Always a crowd favorite at Bark in the Park, the pet contests are a fun way to get active with your pet. This year the contests include “Best Costume,” “Best Trick,” “Pet-Owner Look-A-Like,” “Longest Lasting Kiss” and “Looks Most Like a Meme.” Pets can be registered to enter until 1 p.m. with the contests beginning at 1:15 p.m. The registration fee is $5 per contest, per animal. Prizes will also be awarded.
Bark in the Park is TLC’s biggest fundraiser of the year with all of the proceeds from the event going to the shelter. TLC is the only no-kill, non profit animal shelter in Lumpkin County and works closely with the LC Animal Shelter and others in the North Georgia Area to save hundreds of animals every year.
For more information on the event or the TLC Humane Society shelter, visit or find them on FaceBook @TLCHumaneSociety.