Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.16, 2017, 10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Bark in the Park Contests

The Pet Contests at Bark in the Park™ are our most popular events year after year! Great prizes for First, Second, and Third place in each contest are donated by our generous contest sponsors

Be sure to see the full schedule for all entertainment and locations.

Planning on participating ? Entry is free and open to all. Fill out a Contest Entry Form at the event or download one now and bring it with you.

Sean O'Kane

Master of Ceremonies: Sean O'Kane

A giant WOOF of thanks to Sean O’Kane for being our volunteer Master of Ceremony at the Adobe Animal Hospitals Main Stage. He will conduct all our contests throughout the day.

Look-alike Dog and Owner

Pet/Owner Look Alike Contest

The Look Alike Contest brings out the best in dogs and their best friends and proves they really do look alike!

11:00 a.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Stage.

Skeleton Dog

Dog Costume Contest

Contestants put on their pet's best look and enter to win. Competition is always stiff, but all are were welcome!


12:00 p.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Stage.

Tail Wagging Contest

Happy Dog Tail Wagging Contest

The tail-wagging-est, friendliest dog wins this wag-off.

1:00 p.m. on the Adobe Animal Hospitals Stage.