BARK 2023

Walk for a Humane Chicago!

BARK is The Anti-Cruelty Society’s largest fundraising event to help shelter, feed, and care for more than 20,000 animals this year. 

 

THE EVENT 

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 29th Annual BARK 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 $250,000 to support The Anti-Cruelty Society’s mission to build a healthy and happy community where pets and people thrive together. We welcome all animal enthusiasts including our adopters, foster families, and friends in celebrating The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 124-year history and community of caring. 

 

Participants form teams and raise money in the months leading up to BARK, culminating in a festival at Soldier Field to celebrate their fundraising – and friendraising - achievements! 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, music, family activities, and dog-friendly demonstrations.  

 

THE DATE 

May 2023 (date announced soon!) 

 

THE PLACE 

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

THE PARTY 

After the walk, pups and their people can participate in a variety of fun activities including dog-friendly demonstrations, canine agility courses, pet-focused giveaways, carnival games, and family-friendly crafts. A variety of free food and beverages will be offered to attendees, as well as a complimentary beer for all 21+.