Humane Society hosts 11th Annual Bark in the Park January 7, 2023

December 5, 2022 (Vero Beach, Florida) – The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (HSVB) will once again reclaim Riverside Park in Vero Beach and declare the day for the dogs on Saturday, January 7, 2023, for the 11th annual Bark in the Park event. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This free admission, family fun-fest will feature a dog costume contest and performances by the world famous Disconnected K-9 Frisbee dogs, the equally impressive Ultimate Diving Dogs, Indian River County’s very own amazing K-9 officers and their partners, and Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show. Dogs will also have the opportunity to run the always- popular lure course. For all the non-dogs, there will be food vendors, beer, merchandise booths and a kid’s zone.

“This is one of the happiest—and drooliest—days of the year, and should not be missed by any dog lovers! I love seeing our community celebrate the amazing bonds that we have with the pups in our lives,” states CEO, Kate Meghji, 

Thousands of pet lovers attend Bark in the Park each year, with last year being our largest with more than 10,000 in attendance! Everyone is welcome to bring well-behaved dogs on a (non-retractable) leash. All proceeds raised at Bark in the Park benefit the homeless, lost, and at-risk animals in our community. 

For more information or questions about this event, please visit For sponsorship or vendor information, please contact Steve Smith at 772-388-3331 ext. 115.

HSVB is a non-profit independently operated open door shelter located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, Florida. The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County is dedicated to helping and protecting the animals of Indian River County and to assisting owners to keep pets in their homes. For more information please visit or call 772.388.3331.

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