BARK 2022

Join us in 2022 as we head back to the PARK on Saturday, May 21 at Soldier Field

BARK will be held RAIN OR SHINE! 


The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 28th Annual BARK (formerly BARK in the Park and BARK from the Heart) is Chicago’s oldest dog-friendly, outdoor fundraiser for the whole family! More than 1,200 dog lovers, canine companions, and people who want to help animals in need, will raise $150,000 to support The Anti-Cruelty Society’s mission. We welcome all dog lovers, including our adopters, foster families, and friends in celebrating The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 123-year-old history and community of caring. 


Participants form teams and raise money while enjoying a morning with other animal lovers. The event begins with a 2.5 mile walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, followed by the best pup-party in town with food, beverages, micro-music fest hosted by Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks, family activities, and dog-friendly demonstrations.  

Saturday, May 21, 2022 

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Soldier Field at The Stadium Green—just steps from Lake Michigan 


We hope you came hungry this year! We have exciting food and drink options for you to check out. All food items are FREE! No tickets are needed for food. It’s a first come, first serve basis and you can find them throughout the event space. 

Featured Drinks: 

  • Beer! Miller Lite products is available at the beer tent starting at 10 a.m. Your first beer is free, you can get more beer tickets for a donation at the beer tent! 
  • Coffee from Starbucks and don’t forget to order a puppaccino for your furry friend! 
  • If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic beverage visit our Athletic Brewing tent near the entrance or Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks in the BARKet Place.  

Some of the free food items include: 

  • Bacci Pizza 
  • Portillo’s chocolate cake (humans only!)
  • Go-Go Squeeze 
  • Corey’s Bagel Deli Bagels 
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition (pup treats)

Thank you to all of our BARK food and drink partners! 

There are tons of activities with all kinds of fun things going on for you and your pup: 

  • Thanks to our friends at Aspire Energy Drinks, we have a mini-music fest going on throughout the event with a variety of performers. Grab a blanket and enjoy the music!
  • The ever popular Tucker Pups agility course is back! Visit them and put your dog’s athletic skills to the test! 
  • Check out dog training demonstrations with Midnight Circus.
  • You can get spa treatments for your pooch, dog tattoos, and ice baths located in the Zen Den. 
  • Visit the pawprints tent to create a keepsake.  
  • The photo booth is here to snap photos near the food area! 
  • Visit a host of other folks in our BARKet Place, including our ACS booth where you can find some iconic ACS swag. 


Thanks to our MC's who are joining us for the event:

  • Roz Veron, ABC7
  • Hosea Sanders, ABC7
  • Steve Tingle, WDRV The Drive 97.1
  • Steve Dale, WGN and Steve's Pet World 

Get excited for all of this, and MORE!


Register for BARK now!

BARK Registration 


Download the BARK Program

BARK Program

Want to volunteer at BARK?

Volunteer Registration 

Need help getting started?

BARK Quick Start Guide


Need help spreading the word?

BARK Fundraising Toolkit



BARK is dedicated to the memory of Officer Ella Grace French,
for service to her community, and her love of homeless animals.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: