The field takes off at the start of the Rover Romp on Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

The field takes off at the start of the Rover Romp on Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Pet lovers, furry Fidos take in Barkfest and Rover Romp

Event raises money for the Auburn Valley Humane Society

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 12:13pm
  • News

The Auburn Valley Humane Society presented the eighth annual Barkfest & Rover Romp on Saturday at Illako Elementary School.

The annual free family and dog-friendly event – a major fundraiser for the Auburn shelter – featured a 3K and 5K run/walk along the scenic White River trail in Roegner Park.

There were canine agility demonstrations, specialty vendor village, contests, raffles and pet licensing.

The AVHS and its supporters were looking to meet a $35,000 goal for their continuing mission help save the lives of homeless pets.

Efforts from Barkfest & Rover Romp 2018 raised more than $27,000 from donations, vendors, sponsors, registrations, and in-kind donations.

AVHS sheltered, fed, microchipped and provided quality medical and dental care to more than 2,200 homeless and abandoned pets last year.

For more information about adopting animals, visit

More in News

Petpalooza’s Dog Trot race registration is $10 through Feb. 24

3K/5K options; register early and save money

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

The Colstrip Power Plant in Montana. Puget Sound Energy owns 25 percent of the remaining two units. File photo
PSE files to sell part of Colstrip coal plant

The utility owns two units at the Montana power plant.

Fentanyl (Courtesy photo)
Fentanyl overdoses keep increasing in King County

Meth overdoses are on the rise as well, continuing a trend reported on last year.

Charter review could overhaul King County Sheriff’s Office

Several changes to the King County Sheriff’s Office were proposed.

Prosecutor says Onalaska man, killed, dismembered Auburn man

The King County Prosecutor says Two Dogs Salvatore Fasaga shot 40-year-old Paul… Continue reading

Proposed House bill would be bad for business

Measure could prompt exodus from Auburn

The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo
Lawmakers flinch on banning for-profit detention facilities

Last minute amendment exempted ICE detainment facility.

Stokesbary introduces billion-dollar tax relief package for Washington’s working families

With Wednesday’s updated state revenue forecast projecting a surge of $1.1 billion… Continue reading

Most Read