Bark in the Park: Rescue Reunion

Bark in the Park: Rescue Reunion

Save the Date – Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Fox Valley Humane Association is excited to announce that our annual Summer favorite, Bark in the Park, has undergone a RescueReunion2017_colortransformation fit for a fairytale. Now called the Rescue Reunion, the event is a celebration of rescued pets and those who have saved them. The new venue at the Greenville Lions Park, exciting new events like the ball drop, dog costume contest, activities, enticing food provided by the Greenville Lionesses, more raffles and prizes, and a stroll along beautiful paths will highlight the new and improved event, which takes place on Saturday, May 20. Even the cost is different this year, with a new lower price and no collecting of pledges. We are looking forward to a relaxing and fun day spent reuniting with all of the wonderful supporters of the Fox Valley Humane Association, along with those who bring us all together…our beloved dogs!

This year’s theme is all about celebrating the rescue dog and its journey from ‘once upon a time’ to ‘happily ever after’….a fairytale! At the Fox Valley Humane Association we strive to find every homeless animal a soft place to land and its storybook ending. In 2016 we saved the lives of 6,263 animals in need through our Positive Placement Programs. With the additions of our Mobile Clinic and Bark Bus programs we are now taking our programs on the road, both providing mobile services in our community and rescuing dogs from overcrowded shelters in the Southern US. All of this is funded solely by donation, sponsorships, and fundraising through events like this!


Schedule of Events

 9:00 AM – Registration, vendor show and basket raffle begins
10:45 AM – Line-up for the walk
10:55 AM – Opening ceremony
11:00 AM – Therapy dogs and WLUK lead a “Stroll Through the Kingdom”
12:30 PM – Photo and costume contest winners announced
 1:00 PM – Ball drop
 1:30 PM – Basket raffle winners announced
 2:00 PM – Event concludes



Activities Planned

  • Vendor show
  • Dog agility
  • Kissing booth
  • Bobbing for tennis balls
  • Pet photos
  • Gift basket raffle
  • Pet costume contest
  • Children’s fairytale reading area


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Leading up to the event we are holding a Cutest Pescue Pet Photo contest! The TOP THREE photos will be awarded huge prizes at the Rescue Reunion. For more information and to submit your entry, CLICK HERE!

Ball Drop

We are now selling tennis balls for the Ball Drop! $5.00 per ball or 5 for $20.00. You can win up to $500.00 when the balls are dropped from a construction crane at the event. 

Will there be food or beverages available?
Yes! Food and drink will be available throughout the day. Proceeds benefiting the Greenville Lioness’. The Airport Ice Cream trick will be on-site as well!

How will I hear about the announcements and contest winners throughout the day?
Event music and announcements will be provided by Doug and Mary from 95.9 Kiss FM throughout the event.

Who is judging the costume contest?
Pete and Rachel from Fox11 will be judging the costumes and awarding the prizes throughout the day.

Is there anything extra my kids can participate in?
Fairy Tale goodie bags will be given to any kid in costume! Also, if you find a gold coin hidden in the kingdom you will be eligible to win a prize!

How do I register?
Register online – $20.00/person, children 10 years and younger are free! (See “Registration and More” section)

How do I purchase the tennis balls for the Ball Drop?
Please stop into the shelter to purchase the tennis balls for the Ball Drop. Here are our shelter hours. You can purchase one ball for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00.

How do I submit my dog for the “Cutest Rescue Photo Contest”?
Visit gogophotocontest.com/foxvalleyhumaneassociation to submit your dog the the Cutest Rescue Photo Contest. Photo submission deadline is May 15, 2017. 

How do I become a vendor for this event?
If you’d like to become a vendor during this event, please download the application and return to the Fox Valley Humane Association. 

Presenting Sponsors 

Pet Supplies Plus

Wealth Manangement


Media Sponsors

Fox11 959kissfm92.9


$20.00 per person
Children under 10 years old are FREE!

Includes event T-shirt, pet bandana and goody bag provided by Pet Supplies Plus

Fox Valley Humane Association - Bark in the Park: Rescue Reunion
Fox Valley Humane Association - Bark in the Park: Rescue Reunion
Fox Valley Humane Association - Bark in the Park: Rescue Reunion