Bark Around the Park

The American Kennel Club was in the spotlight at the 19th annual Bark Around the Park Celebration...

The American Kennel Club was in the spotlight at the 19th annual Bark Around the Park Celebration on April 26 in Raleigh, NC.

AKC was one of the sponsors of the popular City of Raleigh event that celebrates dogs.

The AKC Community Events Team staffed an information booth, handed out AKC educational materials and conducted demonstrations of the AKC sports of Agility, Obedience and Rally.

Participating team members were Richard Lemis, Penny Leigh, Jack Norton, Maria Sendek, Laura Bullock and Jamie Branham. In addition, AKC staff Ali Kahn, Sarah Sprouse and Patty Van Sicklen also helped with the demonstrations.

The event draws 3,500 people and their pooches to Millbrook Exchange Park for activities such as the Dog Bone Hunt, Frisbee Toss and Coolest Trick contest as well as numerous vendors and displays by rescue groups and dog clubs.