Our Week in Review!
Thank you for showing your support of the animals by taking part in our 2021 Barkfest & Rover Romp! Each day this week, we will post a new short video on our page here. We hope you will be inspired by our staff, volunteers, community partners, and most of all, the animals! You are welcome to participate anytime throughout the week and we hope you will join us for our in-person activities on Saturday, August 28.

Saturday, August 21 at 12 PM PDT - Kickoff Barkfest with Kaitlyn and Lanakay and two of our rescue dogs!

Saturday, August 21 from 12 PM - 5 PM PDT - Drop off donations and pledges! Pick up swag bags and prizes! Location: AVHS Shelter, 4910 A St SE, Auburn

Sunday, August 22 at 11 AM PDT - Philanthropy Coordinator, Brian Saraceno- Oliveri, shares all things Barkfest and why your support matters to the animals.

Monday, August 23 at 11 AM PDT - Tune in to our top 10 dog training tips and tricks, provided by Jan with Sun Star Dog Training!

Tuesday, August 24 at 11 AM PDT - Take a private tour of our AVHS Animal Shelter, NW Spay & Neuter Center, and our thrift store!

Wednesday, August 25 - Engage Flyball gives us a sneak peek of their demonstration which will be taking place at our in-person event on Saturday, August 28.

Thursday, August 26 - Another sneak peek! Watch what Rainier Agility Team has in store for us this weekend!

Friday, August 27 - German Shephard Search Dogs of Washington State and Family Dog Training Center demonstrates top dog activities. Tune-in!

Saturday, August 28 - Join us for our in-person event at Ilalko Elementary, 301 Oravetz Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092 from 9 am - 1:30 pm


In addition to our Rover Romp 5K/3K, we will have a spectacular vendor village, fun demonstrations, animal contests, raffles, and more! Bring your whole family and friends!


Day of Event Schedule:

8:00 AM Rover Romp Registration Opens
9:00 Event Begins/Opening Announcements
9:30 Rover Romp 5K/3K Run begins 
9:35 Start of Rover Romp Walk (walk anytime 9:35-12:30, there will be no course support after 12:30)
1:30 Closing






Register for $35 to receive a t-shirt and a dog bandana. Raising additional dollars will allow you to win incentive prizes. 



Can't make it? Don't have time to fundraise? We appreciate your donation! 


Or you can join us as a volunteer! Contact Sharon at [email protected] or 253-249-7849 ext. 102