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Special Events

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32nd Annual Bark Ball 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Join us for the most barked about event of the year. This annual black-tie gala is the only event where movers and shakers of Washington DC can bring their canine companions as their dates. Enjoy an evening honoring the programs and services of the Humane Rescue Alliance with a reception, extensive silent/online, and live auctions, seated vegan dinner, and program.

Tickets available online until 3:00 PM October 18.


The Bark Ball auction is now live. Starting bidding today for your chance to win unique items only available here!


Upcoming Special Events

Dog Dip at Washington Hilton

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 12 PM - 3 PM

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

The Washington Hilton and LivingWell Health Club close its seasonal pool for the year on November 2nd and we are celebrating! The outdoor pool is heated to 75-80 degrees and is saline-treated. Dogs only in pool and owners must stay on the pool deck. Enter at the corner of 19th Street & Florida Ave. Benefitting the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Slice of Life Pie Sales 

Now through November 21

For every 25 pies we sell, in support of Food & Friends, Friendship Hospital for Animals will generously provide $500 in veterinary services, up to $20,000. Help us reach our goal of selling 1,000 pies!

Purchase your pie today!

Holiday Photos with Your Pet

Sunday, December 1, 2019 | Big Bad Woof | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Dacha Holiday Market | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | Washington Hilton | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Annual Holiday Photos with Your Pet is back! Bring your whole family, four-legged ones and all, to get your holiday photos with Santa! A $20 donation includes a printed photo in a magnet frame and a digital file after the event. 

More dates and times to be announced soon. 

Questions concerning an upcoming event?
Email lsracic@humanerescuealliance.org.

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Bark Ball included in annual BizBash Top 100 Events in Washington list.

Bark Ball - Benefit


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