Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.16, 2017, 10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Bark in the Park Contests

The Pet Contests at Bark in the Park San Jose™ are our most popular events year after year! Great prizes for First, Second, and Third place in each contest are donated by our generous contest sponsors

Be sure to see the full schedule for all entertainment and locations.

Sean O'Kane

Master of Ceremonies: Sean O'Kane

A giant WOOF of thanks to Sean O’Kane for being our volunteer Master of Ceremony at the Adobe Animal Hospital Main Stage. He conducted all our contests throughout the day.

Skeleton Dog

2016 Dog Costume Contest

Contestants put on their pet's best look and enter to win. Competition is always stiff, but all are were welcome! First place winner Kathy Kellerman of Stockton with her dogs Poe, Finley, and Bunny, were congratulated by Sam's Downtown Dog.


11:00 a.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Stage.

Look-alike Dog and Owner

2016 Pet/Owner Look Alike Contest

The Look Alike Contest brings out the best in dogs and their best friends and proves they really do look alike! Congratulations to the winners!

  • First prize - Cathy Herrigan and Charlee
  • Second prize - Lindsey Walz and Dakota
  • Third Prize - Lauren Greenwood and Zorro.

Shown in photo left to right, Lindsey Walz and Dakota, Sean O'Kane, Cathy Herrigan and Charlee. Lauren Greenwood and Zorro.

12:00 p.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Stage.

Tail Wagging Contest

2016 Happy Dog Tail Wagging Contest

The tail-wagging-est, friendliest dog wins this wag-off. Congratulations to the winners!

  • First Prize - Michael Martin and Monty from San Jose
  • Second Prize - Randy Flemming and Patches from Palo Alto
  • Third Prize - Carl Clarke and Marla from San Jose

1:00 p.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Stage.