Washington Humane Society’s 28th Annual Bark Ball

DC’s Premiere Black-Tie Gala that all the Dogs are Barking About


Washington, DC – Shake out that tux and brush off your “tails”, the Washington Humane Society’s

Bark Ball returns for the 28th year on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Washington Hilton, 1919

Connecticut Avenue, NW from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Guests are invited to celebrate in style at DC’s

original black-tie gala for canines and their human companions.


This year we welcome back as Master of Ceremonies, Washington Redskins Senior Vice President and

Executive Producer of Media, Larry Michael. Co-Chairs for the event are Terri Fariello, Beth Viola, and

Michael Wascom.


The benefit kicks off with a reception, an extensive silent auction and Bark Bar at 6:00 pm, followed by

dinner, a formal program, live auction, and dancing from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. 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. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception

and 3-course meal, along with a special Bark Bar for the pups.


Tickets and tables are available online at http://www.barkball.org. This event will sell out!

Last year’s event brought together 500 dogs and upwards of 1,000 animal advocates, raising over

$620,000 to benefit the critical programs and services of the Washington Humane Society. All

proceeds from the event will support the more than 51,000 animals WHS provides comfort and care

To purchase tickets and for more information, including sponsorship information, visit us online at

http://www.barkball.org, call 202-735-0324, or email events@washhumane.org.


A limited number of Bark Ball Press Passes are available. Please contact Rachel Thaler at

rthaler@washhumane.org or 202-735-0323 for information.




About Washington Humane Society

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 more than 51,000 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



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