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31st Annual Bark Ball

A Benefit Gala for the Humane Rescue Alliance

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Washington Hilton
6:00 – 10:00 PM

Attire: Black-tie

The 31st Annual black-tie gala will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Washington Hilton. This event is the only black-tie gala where movers and shakers of Washington DC can bring their canine companions as their dates. The Bark Ball draws many of the area's most illustrious residents and their four-legged friends, all in honor of the programs and services of the Humane Rescue Alliance. The guest list always includes leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, sports, and business worlds. 

There will be a reception, extensive silent and live auctions, seated vegan dinner, and program.

If you are unable to attend the 31st Annual Bark Ball please consider making a donation.






Event Information

Washington Hilton (International Ballroom)
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20009 
Check-in: Terrace Lobby, T St hotel entrance

6:00 PM - Reception, Silent Auction & Bark Bar
7:00 PM - Dinner, Live Auction & Program

Attire: Black-tie

Dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend.
All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes please).
Dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations.

 Tickets & Tables

General Tickets: $300
Young Professional Tickets: $150 (for guests 35 and under)
Tables: $3,000 (each table seats 10 guests)

All ticket and table purchases include:

  • Cocktail Reception
  • Three-course seated (vegan) dinner
  • Program
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Bark Bar for the pups

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Event Inquiries

For event information contact:
Rebecca Weiss | Special Events Manager


For media information contact:

Matt Williams | Senior Director of Communications