Bark in the Park • Saturday, May 12, 2018 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Bark in the Park offers great opportunities for families to adopt a dog, learn different training techniques, sample dog-related products, and visit pet-friendly vendors. Your dog(s) will have an opportunity to run free in one of our off-leash areas, test and sharpen his or her skills on the agility course,  and make new friends. 

All dogs who participate in Bark in the Park must have a current rabies vaccination, as required by law. Proof, in the form of a valid tag or certificate, must be available upon request. 

New! Location

This year’s Bark in the Park will be held at Ballenger Creek Park (5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick MD). This park is central to many and offers amenities that are dog-friendly. This park is also home to the Ballenger Creek Dog Park. Information, including rules, associated with this dog park can be found here.

Date and Time

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


FREE, Limit 2 dogs per owner.

This event is FREE, although pet food donations will be accepted to benefit the Frederick County Humane Society. FCHS volunteers will be collecting the pet food/animal related items for families in need in Frederick County.

Rabies / Microchip Clinic

Bark in the Park will feature a rabies & microchip clinic, presented by Happy Hubz. If your dog doesn't have current rabies vaccinations, please visit Happy Hubz prior to entering the event and dog park(s). All proceeds will go directly towards funds that support pet care assistance for veterans, first responders, and senior citizens.

Rabies: $10
Microchip $15

Event Schedule

Check back for a full schedule of activities.

10:00 am-2:00 pm Rabies / Microchip Clinic 
10:30 am Demonstration by Frederick 4-H Club
(Showmanship demonstration)
11:00 am Demonstrations by Breakaway Action Dog, Inc.
(Agility and obedience training)
1:30 pm Demonstration by Frederick 4-H Club 
(Rally demonstration)

Frederick County Humane Society
Happy Hubz

Volunteers Wanted!

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please complete an application online.

Vendors Wanted!

We are looking for dog related businesses/organizations to participate at Bark in the Park on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM! We would like to invite you to join us and be a part of the festivities!

To apply for a space, please complete, sign and return the Vendor Application and Terms & Conditions to:

Frederick County Parks & Recreation
Attn: Bark in the Park
355 Montevue Lane, STE 100
Frederick, MD 21702-8213 
or fax it to 301-600-2595

DEADLINE – All applications should be received by Friday, April 27th, 2018. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

If you have any questions, please email or call Erin Kleintop at 301-600-2983. 


  • 4-H Tailwaggers Club
  • AAA Mid-Atlantic
  • Allstate
  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training
  • Bark!
  • Breakaway Action Dog, Inc.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • CARE Veterinary Center
  • Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection
  • Costco
  • Critter Cozy
  • CVCA Cardiac Care For Pets
  • Don Pard, Author: Elt the Super Dog Series
  • Downtown Dog
  • Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital
  • Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center
  • Frederick Foot & Ankle
  • Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort
  • Happy Dog Grooming Salon
  • Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
  • Healing Touch Chiropractic
  • Hobby Horse Concession & Craft's, LLC
  • Jennifer's Elite Pet Sitting
  • Kingsbrook Animal Hospital
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Crystal Collins/Darcie Remsberg
  • MaidPro Frederick (Residential Home Cleaning)
  • Mary Kay
  • Mid Atlantic DOGS
  • Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
  • Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar Pei Rescue Operations, Inc. (MACSPRO)
  • Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
  • Operation Paws for Homes
  • Opossum Pike Vet
  • Pet Valu
  • Pet-O-Bed
  • Pets On Wheels
  • Reach Out Rescue and Resources
  • Rebecca LaChance Artistic Portraits
  • SnoBelles
  • Tails of Hope
  • Thunder Ridge Kettle Corn
  • Village Vet of Urbana
  • VIP Boarding Kennel
  • Wags for Hope
  • Will Ehrenpreis State Farm
  • Woofin' It
  • YMCA of Frederick County (YMCA Camp West Mar)