Stamford's annual 'Bark in Park' benefits animal rescue groups

People were encouraged to bring items such as canned food, pill pockets, chew toys that will be donated to animal rescue groups.

Angelica Toruno and Rose Shannon

Jun 2, 2024, 5:08 PM

Updated 11 days ago

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Spot on Veterinary Hospital and Hotel and Stamford Downtown hosted the annual Bark in the Park at Lantham Park Sunday in Stamford.
Pet owners could pamper their pups at the treat bar or use the photo booth. Dogs were microchipped for free and competed in an agility course.
The event was free, but organizers told News 12 monetary donations were encouraged. People were also encouraged to bring items such as canned food, pill pockets, chew toys that will be donated to animal rescue groups.
Kate Cook, events and marketing coordinator for Stamford Downtown, says the event has grown in popularity over the years.
"We have a great variety of local vendors. Some of our local vets are here. Dog companies. We have animal rescues here that have adoptable dogs, so people can come find their new best friends," says Cook


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