Runners, walkers, joggers and talkers take off at the start of last year’s Rover Romp at Roegner Park. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Runners, walkers, joggers and talkers take off at the start of last year’s Rover Romp at Roegner Park. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Barkfest & Rover Romp returns to the park on Aug. 25

Benefit for lost, abandoned and homeless animals at Auburn Valley Humane Society

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:53pm
  • Life

For the Reporter

Walk or run for the animals and help change lives.

Join the seventh annual Barkfest and Rover Romp 3K and 5K walk/run on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Road SE. Proceeds help lost, abandoned and homeless animals at the Auburn Valley Humane Society.

Bring your dog for the walk/run and enjoy demonstrations, a vendor village of booths, dog contests, an inflatable obstacle course, adoptable pets and other activities. The Rainier Agility Team will perform and Muttsical chairs will entertain.

Participants are encouraged to collect pledges prior to the event. Money raised will help the AVHS provide medical care, food, shelter and veterinary care for more than 2,000 animals that are lost, abandoned or homeless in the Auburn community.

There is no fee to register. Sign up online at BarkfestRR2018 or contact the AVHS at 253-249-7849.

For more information, email

AVHS is a local, independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, which relies on pet licensing fees and donations to fund the shelter and educational programs.

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