Barkfest

As many of you probably have gathered, I’m a HUGE animal, especially dog, fan. And I get super excited whenever I get the opportunity to shoot an event involving canines for the newspaper.

It doesn’t happen often, but one of these said events happened last weekend. Barkfest.

It was held at the local dog park, and people were invited to bring their furry friends to play games, purchase food and have fun to raise money for The Sanctuary, a local no-kill animal shelter.

Judging from the number of dogs and owners there, I must assume the event was a success.

The following are some of my favorite images from the event:

Brooke Joyner, from Hattiesburg, walks her dogs Daisy, left, and Zoey during the cake walk Saturday morning at Barkfest, which was held at the Petal Dog Park. People brought their dogs to the park to play games, win door prices and compete in competitions. The event benefits Dianne Breakfield

Brooke Joyner, from Hattiesburg, walks her dogs Daisy, left, and Zoey during the cake walk Saturday morning at Barkfest, which was held at the Petal Dog Park. People brought their dogs to the park to play games, win door prices and compete in competitions. The event benefits Dianne Breakfield's Sanctuary, a Lamar County animal shelter. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

People listen to music and walk in a circle as a part of the cake walk Saturday morning during Barkfest at the Petal Dog Park. People brought their dogs to the park to play games, win door prices and compete in competitions. The event benefits Dianne Breakfield

People listen to music and walk in a circle as a part of the cake walk Saturday morning during Barkfest at the Petal Dog Park. People brought their dogs to the park to play games, win door prices and compete in competitions. The event benefits Dianne Breakfield's Sanctuary, a Lamar County animal shelter. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

Peyton King, 8, from Oloh, pets Buck Saturday morning during Barkfest at the Petal Dog Park. People brought their dogs to the park to play games, win door prices and compete in competitions. The event benefits Dianne Breakfield

Peyton King, 8, from Oloh, pets Buck Saturday morning during Barkfest at the Petal Dog Park. People brought their dogs to the park to play games, win door prices and compete in competitions. The event benefits Dianne Breakfield's Sanctuary, a Lamar County animal shelter. (Photo by Erin Parker / The Hattiesburg American)

More images can be found at the Hattiesburg American Web site here.

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  • October 8, 2009 - 6:54 pm

    K - beautiful pics erin!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2009 - 12:58 pm

    AMinDinMoTown - What a beautiful dog in that last photo. I wonder what he or she is…ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    erin_parker - No idea. If i had to guess, I'd say some kind of hound or a mix, but who knows?ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2009 - 7:58 pm

    AMinDinMoTown - What a beautiful dog in that last photo. I wonder what he or she is…ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2009 - 11:08 pm

    Erin - No idea. If i had to guess, I'd say some kind of hound or a mix, but who knows?ReplyCancel

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