Washington Humane Society Announces 27th Annual Bark Ball


DC’s Premiere Black-Tie Gala for the Four-on-the-Floor Crowd

Washington, DC – Shake out that suit and brush off your tails, the Washington Humane Society Bark Ball returns for the 27th year on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Guests are invited to celebrate in style at DC’s original black-tie gala for humans and their canine companions.

This year we welcome a new Master of Ceremonies, the Washington Redskin’s Vice President and Executive Producer of Media, Larry Michael, Sr. The gala will also feature stage design and production by Design Foundry.

The benefit kicks off with a reception, an extensive silent auction and Bark Bar at 7:00pm, followed by dinner, a formal program, dancing, live auction, and special surprises from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Leashed dogs are encouraged to attend (no retractable leashes please).

General tickets are $250 each and tables are $2,500. Once again, we are offering a limited number of Young Professionals tickets for those 35 and under at just $150. Tickets and tables are available online at www.barkball.org.

Last year’s event brought together more than 800 animal advocates and 400 dogs, raising over $550,000 to benefit the critical programs and services of the Washington Humane Society. All proceeds from the event will support the critical programs and services that benefit thousands of homeless, lost and abused animals in the District of Columbia.


This event will sell out!


To purchase tickets and for more information, including sponsorship information, visit us online at www.barkball.org, call 202-683-1822, or emailevents@washhumane.org.


A limited number of Bark Ball Press Passes are available. Please contact ChristieLyn Diller at cdiller@washhumane.org or 202-695-0080 for information.





The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States and has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. WHS provides protection and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including: sheltering, adoption, humane law enforcement, spay and neuter, humane education, human – animal rehabilitation programs, and lost and found services. For more information, please visit www.washhumane.org.

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