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