*****YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS MEETUP NO LATER THAN July 20th AT MIDNIGHT****** otherwise you can not be guaranteed a seat and you will definitely will not be sitting with the group. I have to make a group reservation on the following morning. To RSVP, you will pay the cost of the ticket through paypal plus fees once we know how many tickets we will be buying. Do not do it as a gift as Paypal does check these. Tickets will go fast!!
Here's your chance to bring your dog to the ballpark!
Final time for 2013 to party at the ballpark with your pup.
Does your dog love Rays baseball as much as you do? Now is your chance to find out! The Tampa Bay Rays are hosting Bark in the Park on August 18th at 1:40 p.m. when your Tampa Bay Rays play the Toronto Blue Jays. The tbt* Party Deck will be reserved for dog owners.
Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.
BARK IN THE PARK TICKET OPTIONS
- Dog Package (1 person & 1 dog): $31 each, 1.00 paypal fee added (parking is estimated at 15.00 a car)
- Additional Human Tickets: $25 each, 1.00 paypal fee added (You will pay the 31.00 for each person on your RSVP but I will refund you 5.00 via paypal price for those guest without dogs. Paypal does not allow me to split cost on here.) We only accept paypal payments...do not pay through amazon please.
Seats are limited and subject to availability. Dog packages are expected to sell out quickly!
All dogs must enter at gate 6 and walk up the helix to enter the tbt* Party Deck.
- Park in lot 2 or 3, nearest to gate 6. 15.00 to park but if you have four or more in your car, then parking is FREE!
- **All dogs must stay inside the tbt* Party Deck throughout the game**
- They are bringing up artifical grass for a potty area for the pups.
PARTICIPATE IN GREAT GAMES AND ACTIVITIES!
- Browse the dog zone and see dogs available for adoption from the SPCA.
- Have your photo taken with your dog in front of a special Rays backdrop!
NOTE: All canine tickets must be purchased with a human ticket. Fans with two or more dogs must have an additional adult "owner" accompanying the additional canine. One dog per person!
Click here to see if your dog is right for the Bark in the Park Event »
Yes! If your dog:
- Is old enough to be around other dogs and people (at least 6 months of age)
- Is up to date on all required vaccinations
- Is in relatively good health and can walk up and down several flights of stairs
- Does well on-leash and is not overly aggressive toward other dogs
- Is friendly toward humans and not excessively fearful
- Is a Rays fan!
Probably Not, if your dog:
- Is still too young to mix with a big crowd (under 6 months);
- Is a senior dog that would have trouble navigating stairs and being outside for an extended period of time;
- Has aggressive tendencies towards other dogs or humans while on-leash (or off);
- Is a female dog in season
- Is an Orioles fan! (Just kidding, all are welcome!)
- Is exhibiting any signs of illness close to the day of the game (ie, cough, nasal discharge, lethargy, diarrhea, etc). These symptoms can be signs of potentially infectious illnesses and it would probably be best for your dog as well as the other dogs in attendance, if they did not attend.
Older dogs, Pit Bulls, dogs with short muzzles and/or dogs in general that are quickly prone to heat exhaustion should consider not attending this event or possibly plan on not staying for the entire game. Even though there will be cool water, heat can be a deadly factor for dogs. Water will be served community bowl style. If you require a separate drinking container for your dog, please bring one. Dogs cool themselves down by panting and are not nearly as efficient as us humans. Please keep the comfort and safety of your dog in the forefront of your mind when planning out this fun day at the park.
NOTE: You must sign a waiver stating that your dog's vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian are current. This waiver holds you (the owner) liable in the event of an incident. We recommend you contact your veterinarian regarding other vaccinations that may suit your dog's needs. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes) and licensed. The Rays reserve the right to deny any dog or human entrance to Tropicana Field to the Bark in the Park event for any reason they may see fit. Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership. Please come prepared to clean up after your dog.
- Rabies - given annually, but sometimes can be a 3 year.
- DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza) - all given annually, sometimes referred to as the Combo Vaccination, especially when it includes Parvo.
- Parvo - given annually, many times this is included in the DHLP and indicated as DHLPP.
- Bordatella - given either every six months or annually. Sometimes referred to as: Kennel Cough OR Tracheobronchitis.