What is Bark in the Park?
Bark in the Park is a sponsored dog walk to help raise funds for Scotland’s animals.
Where and when will it happen?
You can oragnise you own dog walk with friends and family anytime between 20 - 28 August. You can choose the location, the route and who you walk with.
How do I register?
You can sign up for the event at scottishspca.org/barkinthepark You will then be able to register and invite your friends and family to join you.
How much does it cost to sign up?
Entry is free to everyone.
Can children take part?
Children can take part with supervision from a parent or guardian. Anyone under the age of 18 won’t be able to sign up for the challenge, however a parent or guardian can sign up on behalf of their child to take part in the challenge.
Can I still take part even if I don’t have a dog?
Yes of course! Bark in the Park is open for everyone who wants to take part and raise funds for the Scottish SPCA.
How do I take part safely with my dog?
- Always consult a vet before taking on a physical challenge with your dog. They will be able to advise on what is suitable considering the age, breed and overall health of your dog
- We encourage you to use the dog water station on the main lawn to ensure your dog stays hydrated
- If your dog becomes unwell or is injured during the event please inform the nearest steward for assistance
- If your dog appears faint, wobbly or is panting find shade and allow them to recover. Inform the nearest steward for assistance if required.
- Try to avoid giving your dog a big meal directly before or after the walk to prevent any potential gastric complications
Is there an in-person Bark in the Park event happening?
Yes, there will be an in-preson Bark in the Park happening on 28 August in Falkirk. You can sign up to attend in-person or join in by sharing your own dog walk on social media using the hasthtag #BarkinthePark.
Sign up to attend the in-person Bark in the Park in Falkirk here.
How much do I need to fundraise?
We’re asking you to aim to fundraise £60 of sponsorship to help care for Scotland’s animals and you can set your own fundraising target when you sign up.
Everyone who raises £60 or more on their individual fundraising page by midnight on 31 August will get the option to claim a free pair of Scottish SPCA sunglasses and a Scottish SPCA dog bandana.
Also, anyone who raises an amazing £120 or more on their individual fundraising page by midnight on 31 August will also have the option to claim a free Scottish SPCA cotton t-shirt.
How can I raise funds?
You will be provided with a fundraising page when you sign up. You can then share the link for your fundraising page to friends and family who can support you. Funds donated through your fundraising page will be added to your total and will automatically reach the Scottish SPCA.
Do I have to fundraise to take part?
We encourage everyone who is taking on the challenge to use their fundraising page. You can make a self-donation on your page and, you never know, your friends and family might want to support you too! Don’t forget, as you fundraise you will get the chance to earn free Scottish SPCA merchandise along the way too.
How do my funds reach the charity?
All the money you raise on your fundraising page is transferred automatically to the Scottish SPCA.
I'm taking part as a team with a group of people, how much do I need to raise?
We’re asking each team member to raise £60 or you can set a collective fundraising target for the team. Coming together with friends, family or colleagues is a great way to fundraise. Be bold and aim high, the more you raise, the more animals that can be cared for by the Scottish SPCA.
How do I get my rewards?
Once you reach either £60 or £120 by 31 August on your personal fundraising page, you will receive an email to claim your rewards. Simply fill in the form and we'll post the items to you.