Spring is just around the corner, and that means that the boys of summer will soon be back on the playing field! Many major league baseball teams host special dog-themed games during the season, so be sure to “pitch” the idea of attending a Bark in the Park game to your baseball-loving dog!
On March 29th the Diamondbacks will head to the baseball diamond to play the Atlanta Braves in a Bark at the Park game.
Pups and their parents can participate in a pre-game parade and go home with a swag bag!
A happening with heart a portion of the proceeds from each sold ticket will be help adoptable dogs and cats at Animal Rescue Foundation and Arizona Animal Welfare League who are waiting for the day when they get to be a MVP on a “home team”.
The Diamondbacks will soon reveal plans for the team’s special dog day events. We will dig up all the details as soon as the information becomes available!
California: Oakland Athletics Bark at the Park
Barking baseball buffs can watch the A’s play ball against the Houston Astros when the team hosts Bark at the Park on July 17.
Dogs are invited to tap into their inner baseball player when they take part in a pre-game pup parade, pups can enjoy dog-themed activities and pet parents can shop for products for their four-legged family members.
A happening with heart, a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Dogs4Diabetics and the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).
California: San Diego Padres at The Barkyard
Baseball buffs and their buddies who bark can watch their favorite team play on April 27th (against the St. Louis Cardinals), June 23rd (against the Cleveland Indians) in the Dog Days of Summer games.
While the Padres invite pups to the Dog Days of Summer game each year, pooches of pet parents who purchase special seating in The Barkyard can watch every game the Padres play at Petco Park. Families with dogs can fill out an online form to get on the wait list for a coveted opening.
Colorado: Colorado Rockies Bark at the Park
The Rockies will score a home run in the hearts of dog lovers when they play against the Washington Nationals on August 13th, with $1 from each Bark at the Park ticket purchased benefiting Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)!
Pups and their parents can take part in a pre-game parade, watch all the action from the dog zone, and head home with a Bark at the Park water bowl and a Colorado Rockies Bark at the Park bandanna.
Georgia: Atlanta Braves
Stepping up to the plate to help Tony LaRussa’s Animal Welfare Foundation (ARF), which will receive a $3 donation for each human ticket sold for the 2020 season’s two Bark in the Park games, the Braves will take on the Miami Marlins on April 5th and the San Francisco Giants on April 19th!
All attending dogs will go home with a Braves/WAG-A-LOT dog leash.
Maryland: Baltimore Orioles Bark at Oriole Park
Sports-loving dogs can watch the Orioles take on the Chicago White Sox May 28th during Bark at the Park!
Missouri: Kansas City Royals Bark at the Park
The Royals reign supreme in the hearts of their Fido-loving fans, as $5 from each Bark at the Park #1 package sold will benefit Wayside Waifs, and Humane Society of Greater Kansas City will receive $5 from each Bark at the Park #2 package purchased!
Pups who attend the first Bark at the Park of 2020 on April 14 will receive a Royals light-up bag dispenser, while dogs sitting in the lower level left field corner of Kauffman Stadium for Bark at the Park 2 on May 18 will go home with a Royals doggie t-shirt.
Missouri: St. Louis Cardinals Purina Pooches in the Park
The Cardinals will host Purina Pooches in the Ballpark on May 23rd. Fans will be able to fetch tickets to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks as soon as April 15th.
Costume-clad canines can walk around the warning track with their pet parent in a pre-game parade, with the chance to win prizes for their apparel, and all four-legged participants will get to go home with a Purina goodie bag and a Paul Goldschmidt bobblehead for their favorite human.
New York: New York Mets Bark at the Park
Going to bat for North Shore Animal League America (with the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world receiving a portion of sales of both dog and human tickets), the Mets will host three bark at the park games this year:
- vs. Atlanta Braves on April 16
- vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 18
- vs. the Colorado Rockies on September 1
Before the umpire yells “Let’s play ball!” pups and their pet parents can participate in a dog parade.
Hoping to be chosen to be a MVP (Most Valuable Pet!) in a forever family, adorable adoptables from the SPCA Cincinnati Organization will be in the pet expo area of Cincinnati Reds’ Bark in the Park games, which will take place:
- April 28th when they face the Atlanta Braves
- May 27th against the Pittsburgh Pirates
- June 9th, when the team goes up against the Los Angeles Dodgers
- September 1st, when the team goes to bat against the Baltimore Orioles
Four-legged fans and their pet parents also have the opportunity to take part in a parade prior to the first pitch.
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Pirates Pup Nights at PNC Park
Homeless animals who have been thrown a curve ball by life will find that it’s a brand new ballgame when the Pirates play during special Pup Nights at PNC Park!
Taking place place in 2020 every time the team plays a home game on a Tuesday:
- vs. the Chicago Cubs on April 7
- vs. the Milwaukee Brewers on April 21
- vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on May 12
- vs. the Chicago Cubs on May 19
- vs. the Cincinnati Reds on June 2
- vs. the Colorado Rockies on June 30
- vs. the San Diego Padres on July 21
- vs. the Milwaukee Brewers on August 4
- vs. the Detroit Tigers on August 18
- vs. the Milwaukee Brewers on September 1
- vs. the Chicago Cubs on September 22
A portion of the proceeds from Dog Package tickets will give the gift of a better tomorrow to dogs and cats at local animal shelters.
Texas: Texas Rangers Bark at the Park
Pet parents and their pups can cheer on the Rangers at one of three dog-friendly games:
- vs. the Red Sox on May 16th
- vs. the Indians on June 14th
- vs. the Baltimore Orioles on August 30th
Washington: Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park
The Mariners will reel in two-and four-legged baseball buffs to their five Bark at the Park games:
- March 31st, when they face the Minnesota Twins
- April 30th, when they go up against the Houston Astros
- July 5th, against the Philadelphia Phillies
- August 25th, when they play the Tampa Bay Rays
- September 15th, when they go to bat against the San Diego Padres.
Dogs and their humans will be sitting in the catbird seat as they watch the game from the designated Bark at the Park area, which will include comfort stations, a waste disposal management team and water stations for our canine friends.
Following the game tail-waggers can tap into their inner sports star with a walk around the bases.
Washington, DC: Washington Nationals Pups in the Park presented by Budweiser
A team in a league of its own when it comes to helping animals in need, the Nationals invite sports fans and their Fidos to six Pups in the Park games in 2020:
- vs. Chicago Cubs on April 19th (a date that includes a pre-game pup parade!)
- vs. the Cincinnati Reds on May 2nd
- vs. the Seattle Mariners on May 20th
- vs. the Atlanta Braves on June 21st
- vs. the Philadelphia Phillies on August 28th
- vs. the Miami Marlins on September 19th
All of the proceeds from the games’ dog tickets benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance!
Wisconsin: Milwaukee Brewers Bark at the Park
The Brewers will host Bark at the Park when they take on the Padres on June 10th.
A day of play with a higher purpose, not only will attending dogs receive a rope toy and the chance to promenade in a pre-game parade, a portion of the sale of Bark at the Park ticket packages will go to the Wisconsin Humane Society and the Animal Rescue Foundation.