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

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

Dog day: Barkfest, Rover Romp return to the park

Community runs, walks for the animals | PHOTOS

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:23pm
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Pet owners and their furry friends converged at Roegner Park for the seventh annual Barkfest and Rover Romp 3K and 5K walk/run last Saturday.

Proceeds supported lost, abandoned and homeless animals at the Auburn Valley Humane Society.

There were demonstrations, a vendor village of booths, dog contests, an inflatable obstacle course, adoptable pets and other activities. The Rainier Agility Team performed.

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

Gary Webster and his dog, Cooper, take on the agility trail. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Gary Webster and his dog, Cooper, take on the agility trail. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Aly Heacox and her dog, Max, as a pirate, captured the costume contest. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Aly Heacox and her dog, Max, as a pirate, captured the costume contest. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Mayor Nancy Backus meets Benjamin Button, age 14, from Old Dog Haven, a foster home for senior dogs. At left is Tuggerbee, age 17. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Mayor Nancy Backus meets Benjamin Button, age 14, from Old Dog Haven, a foster home for senior dogs. At left is Tuggerbee, age 17. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Carol Edmunds dog, Tori, tackles the agility trail. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Carol Edmunds dog, Tori, tackles the agility trail. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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