Biggest Pet Adoption Event Coming to Ohio


The biggest pet adoption event of the year is just over a week away!

Jefferson County Humane Society hosts Bark in the Park at Jim Woods Park in Steubenville.

Next, the event will feature four animal rescues with pets ready for adoption, vendors, food trucks, a low-cost JCHS mobile vaccination clinic, a pet photo booth and more.

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Brandi DeNoon Damewood, JCHS Marketing and Outreach Manager, says the event comes at a good time, as many shelters are experiencing an overflow of animals.

“So this event is very important because it’s not just about finding homes for the animals in our care, it’s about finding homes for the animals across our region.”

Brandi DeNoon Damewood – JCHS Marketing and Outreach Manager

She says this event is all about animals.

Event-goers are also welcome to bring their pets.

The event is October 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here is a list of events:

Bark in the park…
-4 animal rescues with animals ready to adopt
-Food Trucks
– Face painting
-Pumpkin painting
-Meet the JCHS team pits
-Pet photo booth
-Registration of volunteers and host families
-FUN for all ages
– JCHS low cost mobile vaccination clinic (vaccines, microchip, nail clippings) Please note that this event is open from 11am to 1pm

  • Look Like Your Pet Contest 11:15a
  • Watch a live demonstration of Police K9 with Sgt. Rob Cook at 12 p.m.
  • Bring your pets to receive a blessing during the Blessing of Pets at 1 p.m.
  • Then, show off your pet’s adorable costume and enter the Pet Costume Contest at 2 p.m.
  • Bring your hungry pet and win the Pet Pie Eating Contest at 3 p.m.

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