Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

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Health & Safety Information

Bark Ball: COVID Safety Protocol

For the safety of our guests and staff, please be prepared to show proof of full COVID vaccinations and photo ID prior to entry. The only exceptions are for those who cannot get a vaccine due to a medical condition, religion, or other valid reason; in those cases, you must show proof of a negative test result from a COVID PCR test (taken within 48 hours of the Bark Ball).

The Humane Rescue Alliance will be verifying this information at a check-in station located outside the event ballroom when guests arrive.

Masks are required inside the Washington Hilton at all times (except when actively eating or drinking).

Any guest that does not follow these guidelines will not be permitted into the Bark Ball. No exceptions.

*This policy is also in effect for Humane Rescue Alliance employees and volunteers.


Viewing Party

Join us at the Washington Hilton for a cocktail and Viewing Party with your four-leged companion. Celebrate the human-animal bond with good company, music, food and beverages, and even treats for the pups. This year's event will be a cocktail reception-style event (not a plated dinner like previous years) but will include heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks and there will be plenty of seating available. All food will be vegan. You can expect a fun atmosphere to join fellow animal lovers in supporting the work of the Humane Rescue Alliance. Limited number of tickets available as this will be a much smaller gathering than previous Bark Ball's. Tickets are $200 ea.

6:00 - 9:00 PM
Attire: Cocktail
Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20009
Check-in: Terrace Lobby
Parking: Self-parking is available in the garage at the Washington Hilton. The Washington Hilton is not offering Valet service at this time. Surrounding street parking is available but limited.

  1. Currently, masks are required indoors at the Washington Hilton.

  2. We will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations upon arrival at the Bark Ball.

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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Virtual Participation Information

You and your guests – both two-legged and four-legged – will be able to enjoy the program from the comfort of your homes. 

7:00 PM
whatever you want!
Location: the comfort of your home

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While you are waiting for the 2021 program watch last year's event here. 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors.

If you're interested in sponsoring the 34th Annual Bark Ball please email [email protected]