Barks & Recreation hosted by Bend Spay & Neuter Project

An EPIC rain or shine event featuring our dog loving community for a day in Drake Park.

Barks and Recreation combines hilarious dog contests, amazing brews from Silver Moon Brewing and Deschutes Brewery, Dump City Dumplings, El Sancho Tacos, and awesome booths (including a doggie kissing booth)!

To participate in the Barks and Recreation doggie contests, pooches must be pre-registered. Contest entries will be accepted up to 10 minutes prior to each individual contest. Here's a list of the contests: -Best Owner/ Dog Doppelgangers -Fugalicious (the So-Ugly-He's-Cute Competition) -K-9 Pie Eating Contest -Best Overall Trick -Longest Frisbee Catch Contest entry donation is $10 for a single contest, $5 for each additional contest. Contest winners receive a $100 cash prize as well as gift certificates and doggie themed items from local restaurants and businesses! Here is where you register:

There's a limit of 12 dogs per contest, so hurry and register today!

This is an on-leash event (except when your furry friends are competing).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize for not making this. I was once again called into work. I hope it went well!!

    May 4

  • judy h.

    Sorry, I can't make this event. Thanks, Judy

    May 2

  • Megan

    Thank you Mark! We hope to see you and your pooches there! Don't forget to sign your pup up for one of our doggie contests! $100 prize to the winner plus sweet doggie swag!

    1 · April 3

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