This Wednesday, June 8, is National Best Friends Day and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by taking your furry friend to Bark in the Park as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Great American Ball Park. Bark in the Park is presented in partnership with the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pets Add Life (PAL). Plus you will be doing good as a portion of ticket sales are donated to the Animal Rescue Foundation’s Pets and Vets program that transforms rescue animals into emotional support animals and trained service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, severe depression, and more. Through the Pets and Vets program dogs are matched with veterans in need at no cost to them. Local rescues will also benefit from ticket sales and SPCA Cincinnati will have adoptable dogs at the event.
Studies show that 74%% of pet owners reported mental health improvements from pet ownership and 96% note that their pet has had a positive impact on their life. PAL knows a thing or two about how pets bring so much light and positivity into our lives, which is why they created the PET FEELS viral video series which will run on the jumbotron at the June 8 event to create further awareness for the human-animal bond!
There will also be a pet expo in the First Star Fan Zone which will include photo opportunities and samples.
Tickets for one human and one dog are $50 each and additional human tickets can be purchased for $30. There must be one human for each dog in attendance.
All dogs must enter through Gate I which is located at the corner of Joe Nuxhall and Mehring Way, Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines, and guests are required to sign a waiver stating they are current. Dogs must be leashed at all times and retractable leashes are not allowed. For more information, visit the Cincinnati Reds event page.
Don’t have a pet? Then take the PAL “Find Your Perfect Match” quiz and find which pet is right for you.