Charlotte Kettner brought Fabio to the Barkfest & Rover Romp last year. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Barkfest & Rover Romp returns to Roegner Park on Aug. 26

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:09pm
  • Life

The six annual Barkfest & Rover Romp – a community run/walk to help raise support for lost, abandoned and homeless animals at the Auburn Valley Humane Society – returns Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Road SE.

Participants are encouraged to collect pledges prior to the event and bring their dog for the 3K and 5K walk/run and enjoy demonstrations, the vendor village of booths, dog and pet costume contests, an inflatable obstacle course, adoptable pets and other activities.

The Rainier Agility Team and the Port of Seattle K-9 Unit will present demonstrations. Muttsical chairs begin at 11:45 a.m.

Proceeds will help the Auburn shelter provide medical care, food, shelter and veterinary care for the more than 2,000 animals that are lost, abandoned or homeless in the community.

There is no fee to register. Sign up at or contact the AVHS at 253-249-7849.

For more information about the event and Auburn Valley Humane Society, contact 253-249-7849 or

AVHS is a local, independent nonprofit organization, which relies on pet licensing fees and donations to fund the shelter and educational programs.

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