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Maui Animal Enthusiasts Invited to “Bark in the Park”

October 20, 2015, 2:30 PM HST
* Updated October 20, 2:32 PM
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Photo courtesy: Maui Humane Society.

Photo courtesy: Maui Humane Society.

The Maui Humane Society presents “Bark in the Park” on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Keopuolani Park in Central Maui.

Organizers say the event promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for humans and dogs while raising awareness and funds for Maui’s homeless pets.

The public is invited to participate in the 1.5 or 3.1-mile (five kilometer) walk or run and pet Halloween costume contest for a fundraising minimum of $35 for adults and $20 for keiki under 12.

The pet expo and participation in the “Taste of Agility” dog training sessions are free and sponsored by the Petco Foundation.

Photo courtesy: Maui Humane Society.

Photo courtesy: Maui Humane Society.

A full list of Bark in the Park activities include the following schedule:

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration for the walkers or runners. Humans are encouraged to bring their dogs along and wear Halloween costumes. The walk or run will start at 9 a.m.
  • 8 a.m.: Pet expo opens. Animal lovers will have the opportunity to meet adoptable pets, learn about local pet services and products and gain information on pet health and training. The pet expo is free to the public.
  • 10 a.m.: Awards ceremony for the finishers in the walk or run. Prizes include Vibram FiveFingers and rubber pet toys, certificates for the Pacific Whale Foundation whale-watch cruise, Maui Brewing Company hydro flask and logo wear. All participants will receive a SWAG bag including an event Cool Dri shirt, water bottle and all dogs will receive Bark in the Park bandanas.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Best Halloween costume and Look-Alike pet and owner contests. Prizes include one-night at Sheraton Maui, Canine Muscular Therapy certificate, and $25 Petco gift cards.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Zoom Zoom Agility course opens with canine demonstration of the obstacle course followed by the Taste of Agility introductory training sessions. Maui Humane Society will provide a guide at each obstacle to teach humans and their pets how to complete the obstacle. Use of the agility course at the event is free to humans and their dogs.

To register in advance for the walk or learn more information about Maui Humane Society, to adopt a pet, volunteer and for a list of upcoming events, call the Maui Humane Society at (808) 877-3680 or visit the Maui Humane Society online.

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