EVENT INFORMATION

Join us at the Washington Hilton for the 35th Annual Bark Ball with your canine companion. We are excited to celebrate the animals, people, and community that make up the HRA community – which includes you. This year's event will be re-energized version of our annual seated-dinner gala with music, food and beverages (vegan), and even treats for the pups. You can expect a fun atmosphere to join fellow animal lovers in supporting the work of the Humane Rescue Alliance. Our work wouldn’t be possible without generous donors, supportive volunteers, and committed community partners. This will be an evening to celebrate everything that makes our work possible.

SPECIAL HONOREE'S

This year as part of our program, we will be honoring two individuals who have shown continued support of the annual Bark Ball since it’s inception. The late Honorable Bob Dole and the Honorable Elizabeth Dole have been remarkable members of the HRA community, and we want to take this opportunity to honor them for their years of dedication to animal welfare and ensuring that the animals in our community are always taken care of through their generosity.

 

TICKETS & TABLES

TICKET AND TABLE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED! Each ticket includes entry to the general reception with open bars and passed hors d'oeuvres, 3-course seated dinner with wine, entertainment, and program.

WHAT TO EXPECT

5:30 PM        VIP Reception
6:00 PM        General Admission Reception

Lively reception filled with open bars, passed hors d'oeuvres, music, online auction, activities, and treats for the pups

7:00 PM        Seated Three-Course Dinner with Live Entertainment
8:00 PM        Program:

Special Recognition: The late Honorable Bob Dole & The Honorable Elizabeth Dole

Exciting Live Auction Packages

Rally for Rufus: Call to Action

10:00 PM     Event concludes

ATTIRE

The Bark Ball is a black-tie gala, however our goal is to make sure our guests have the best experience. If you'd prefer to wear cocktail/reception-style clothing we're absolutely ok with that. The same goes for your dogs.

LOCATION

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20009

GUEST CHECK-IN

Washington Hilton - Terrace Lobby

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

Self-parking is available in the garage at the Washington Hilton for $22 (event rate). Valet parking is available for $42, but limited, at the T Street entrance. Surrounding street parking is available but limited. The Dupont Circle Metro Station (red line) is the closest Metro stop, approximately a 10-minute walk. Additional parking information available here for download.

DOGS

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.

BID TODAY IN THE ONLINE AUCTION!

 

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors.

If you're interested in sponsoring the 35th Annual Bark Ball please email [email protected].

CANINE CHAMPION SPONSOR

 

LEADER OF THE PACK SPONSOR

BIG BARKER SPONSORS

Amazon
ASPCA
Boeing logo
Fitzgerald Auto Malls
Greenfare logo
Hilton

Jen Spaziano

Mary Frances Pearson & Joseph G. Howe III

Priscilla Clapp

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty logo
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

TOP DOG SPONSORS

API logo
Atlas Doghouse logo
Bloomberg

Chuck Weir

James G. Davis Construction logo
DC Dog Sitter
Edgemoor Investment Advisors
FedEx logo
Mars
Visa
Edison Electrical Institute
Farr, Miller & Washington
Microsoft
Hill's

Terri Fariello

The Humane Society of the United States
TD Bank

Julie Bell Lindsay

United Bank

EVENT SPONSORS