32nd Annual Bark Ball | Humane Rescue Alliance
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32nd Annual Bark Ball
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Bark Ball October 19 2019 6 to 10 pm washington hilton

32nd Annual Bark Ball

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The 32nd Annual black-tie gala will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 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.


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Support the Humane Rescue Alliance at the 32nd Annual Bark Ball.


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.

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Tickets & Tables

General Tickets: $300
Young Professional Tickets: $150 (for guests 35 and under)
Tables: $3,500 (each table seats 10 guests)

All ticket and table purchases include:

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

Thank you to our 2018 top sponsors!

Event Inquiries

For Event Information Contact

Rebecca Weiss | Special Events Manager

[email protected]


For Media Information Contact

Sam Miller | Public Relations Manager

[email protected]