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Washington Humane Society’s Bark Ball | thepupdiary.com

17 Jun

We love weekend getaways to Washington, DC in the spring.  This year we decided to schedule our trip to coincide with the 27th annual Bark Ball at the Washington Hilton.  A dog-friendly black-tie party at a dog-friendly hotel in one of our fave dog-friendly cities sounded like fun!

The Bark Ball was one BIG party! Over one thousand humans and several hundred pups in one huge ballroom at the Hilton. Outside of the annual Meet the Breeds event, we have never seen so many different breeds at one event! We even saw several Westies, which we rarely see in NYC!  A long red carpet led us to the reception room where we found a cute doggy treat and water station courtesy of Barkley Square.  After the reception we headed downstairs to a huge ballroom for the program and dinner.

Barkley Square dog cookies at the Bark Ball

Barkley Square dog cookies at the Bark Ball

So was the biggest black-tie doggy pawty the best? Not necessarily, but it was fun! We enjoyed a cocktail hour, a vegetarian dinner, and a variety of great silent and live auction items. We somehow missed the dancing hour — probably because we were outside on the Hilton’s dog-friendly patio enjoying the beautiful evening. We will go back! The Washington Humane Society cares for more than 43,000 animals each year. They need a BIG fundraising party to care for that many animals!