Bark in the Park & Kitty Palooza

Published 7:00 am Thursday, October 12, 2023

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Bark in the Park and Kitty Palooza were held Oct. 7 at the Confederate Park and Sonya’s Dance & Fitness downtown as a fun way to promote the Butler County Humane Society. Pups and owners had a meet and greet and were each awarded a prize and title during the puppy parade. Kittens played with newcomers and hoped to find their forever homes at Kitty Palooza. 

Sweet golden retriever Ruby shows off her colorful rainbow costume for the puppy parade at Bark in the Park on Oct. 7.

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Hannah Thompson (left) and Jemma Mook (right) get a fuzzy hug from goldendoodle Flynn Ryder during the meet and greet at Bark in the Park on Oct. 7. 


 Sonya Rice plays with little Smokey at Kitty Palooza held at Sonya’s Dance & Fitness on Oct. 7. 


Scott Bentley and Shawna Moak watch Angel (Husky) and Onyx (King Corso) play together and pick up where they left off from doggy daycare during Bark in the Park.  


Amber and Sabyn Waller stroll the little pug Gymma as she wins the title “Most Spoiled” at Bark in the Park. 


Katherine Smith meets a new friend at Kitty Palooza.


 Kandys Killough, Butler County Humane Society president, awards the giant schnauzer Saban “Best of Show” giving owner Michael Shaw-Meyers a doggy deluxe gift basket at Bark in the Park on Oct. 7. 


Megan (left) and Anna (right) Wright wait to parade Bear and Gypsy in front of the judges table.

Little kitty Kai plays with midnight and waits for visitors at Kitty Palooza.


Derrick Gordon and german shepherd Diva enjoy the beautiful day at the Confederate Park.

Pups Flynn Ryder and Bella nuzzle noses during the meet and great at Bark in the Park.


Cory Rice snuggles little kitty Ashley during Kitty Palooza.


Chandra Robinson gets her face painted by a tiny artist while they wait for the Puppy Parade.


Butler County Humane Society (BCHS) President Kandys Killough and Vice President Kimberly Matthews along with BCHS volunteers, sign up participants at Bark in the Park and take donations for the non-for-profit.