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

Press Information for Bark in the Park


Judy Conner, Volunteer Publicist

Bark in the Park 2018 Press Information

2019 Press Information will be avaiable late summer.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10 a.m. 5 p.m.
William Street Park
Corner of William and S. Sixteenth Streets
Downtown San Jose, San Jose, California
Admission free - $5 donation per adult is encouraged, kids and dogs are free!

Event Description

When you take a dog for a walk, is the dog taking you for the walk? The answer to this question will be evident when dogs and their owners attend Bark in the Park™ 2018, the Largest Dog Festival in the US. When over 3500 dogs and 15,000 humans have enjoy this family oriented, all-day event it is clear who is taking the lead.

Located in an expansive, tree-lined neighborhood park, this fun day features contests, celebrities, demonstrations, low cost vaccines and $5 microchipping, dog-related vendors and services, a misting tent, and kids activities. Plus, dogs, lots of fun loving dogs.

Bark in the Park is a fundraising event hosted by the Naglee Park neighborhood's Campus Community Association (CCA). All proceeds benefit the CCA, Humane Society Silicon Valley and San Jose Animal Care Center.

Event Highlights

The extremely popular and fun-to-watch dog contests and demonstrations will be held at Bark in the Park San Jose. Events are scheduled for the following times and locations.

Adobe Animal Hospitals Main Stage

  • Pet/Owner Look-Alike Contest, 11:00 a.m.
  • Dog Costume Contest, 12:00 p.m.
  • Happy Dog Tail Wagging Contest, 1:00 p.m.
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue K9 Team Presentation, 2:00 p.m.

Kids' Corral

Kids' Entertainment Zone featuring:

  • Face Paint and Puppy Make-Over packages, all day
  • Big Bulldog Bounce House, all day
  • Meet and Greet with Downtown Dog, the Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply mascot, throughout the day
  • Story Time with Edith from the San Jose Public Library, 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.
  • Doggie Yoga, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Basset Hound Petting Station, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Kids' Agility Course
  • Dog Owner in Training Resource Tent, hosted by Jake's Wish Dog Rescue, Dogs in Harmony, and Canine Higher Learning
    • Puppet Show on Dogs and Safety, 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.
    • Story and Crafts about How to Approach a Dog, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

San Jose Water Company Agility Corral

  • Fetch Sam, 10:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
  • Bark Attendee “Agility” Time, 11:15 a.m. and, 2:30 p.m.

Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists Entertainment Corral

  • Skyy Dogs USA, 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.
  • California K9 Demonstration, 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • California K9 Free Group Class, 1:15 p.m.

Naglee Park Sheep Herding Corral

  • Cutters Quarters Border Collies – Sheep herding and Bark Attendees "Sheepherding" Time, throughout the day

Christmas in the Park Flyball Corral

  • Ball Haulers Flyball Team, 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
  • Bark Attendee Course Run Throughs, 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Public Contact Info

P.O. Box 90038, San Jose, CA 95109-3038


Proceeds from the event benefit the Campus Community Association and the Humane Society Silicon Valley. Over the 22 years of Bark in the Park more than $50,000 has been given to animal oriented charities. Bark in the Park has also invested over $90,000 to education enrichment in Downtown San Jose Schools, children's literacy programs throughout San Jose, and community outreach, participation and involvement in our surrounding neighborhoods.


  • Organized by Naglee Park’s Campus Community Association
  • Presented by Adobe Animal Hospitals and Marketplace
  • Ball Haulers Flyball Team
  • California K9 Solutions
  • Christmas in the Park
  • City of San Jose Animal Care Services
  • Dog Trekker
  • Dr. Dave's Doggie Daycare, Boarding & Grooming
  • Fetch Sam!
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
  • Humane Society Silicon Valley
  • Judy Conner Public Relations
  • 94.5 BAY FM/MIX 106
  • 98.5 KFOX/96.5 KOIT/99.7 NOW
  • LW Graphics
  • PAWS 4 SJAC (Pet Awareness and Welfare Society for San Jose Animal Care Services)
  • Sam's Downtown Feed
  • San Jose Mailing
  • San Jose Water
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue K9 Unit
  • Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists
  • Stevens Creek BMW
  • Sunnyvale and Oakridge Veterinary Clinics
  • Tama Veterinary Hospital
  • VCA Animal Hospitals
  • Williams Party Rental
  • Supported in Part by a City of San Jose Cultural Grant

About the Campus Community Association

Naglee Park is a historic San Jose neighborhood developed on the estate of Brig. General Henry Morris Naglee, a Civil War veteran and prominent California pioneer. The Campus Community Association grew out of Naglee Park to become a strong advocate for neighborhood values in San Jose. As a result, the Naglee Park neighborhood is at the forefront on issues affecting the downtown neighborhoods and San Jose as a whole.

About Humane Society Silicon Valley

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, non-profit agency offering quality adoptions, medical care and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond. Established in 1929, HSSV has served Silicon Valley for more than 79 years and found homes for more than 500,000 animals. HSSV is an "open door" shelter and accepts animals 24-hours a day, seven days a week. HSSV's medical center offers affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations and microchips to the public. More information about HSSV can be found at

About the San Jose Animal Care Center

The City of San Jose created the Animal Care & Services division in 2001. With the completion of the City of San Jose's new Animal Care Center, the City of San Jose itself is now providing shelter and field services for San Jose residents and for residents of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas and Saratoga.