Bark in the Park 2013 – an un-fur-gettable event!

Each October for three years running, Idlewild Park in Easton has been transformed to allow dog-lovers to have a great time with their pooch and support a local and important cause – helping the homeless pets of our community.  Bark in the Park is an annual fundraising event launched by Talbot Humane and it has been a highlight each autumn for the Easton community. Talbot Humane has done an amazing job organizing this wonderful event, and this year, Bark in the Park had a record turnout. From a 5K race in the morning, to canine agility and dog-training exhibitions, to pet photos, dog-kissing booths and of course a “pawrade” of adoptable pets, there was something for everyone at this year’s big event.

Veterinary Medical Center was in charge of the pet first aid tent – and lucky for the dogs, our doctors and veterinary technicians were not too busy! Dr. Bruce and Dr. Callahan were able to see some of their favorite canine patients and even meet some new furry faces over the course of the day. Dr. Martinoli spent the morning educating dog owners on chiropractic treatments and its benefits in small animals. She certified as a veterinary chiropractor and had a lot of fun informing interested dog owners how it can help a variety of different canine ailments, as well as improve performance in working and agility dogs.  Several lucky dogs even received a complimentary adjustment for demonstration!

Everyone at VMC had a delightful time contributing at such a well-executed, commendable event to benefit the helpless and homeless animals of our community.  But each volunteer would agree that one the most enjoyable aspects of Bark in the Park, is seeing how our dedicated clients not only take wonderful care of their dogs, but also are committed to helping other pets in need too. We are proud to be a part of and serve such a generous, altruistic group of people who truly have hearts of gold and who love helping our canine (and feline) friends as much as we do!

If you could not attend the Bark in the Park event this year but are still interested in making a donation, please visit their website ( and help make a difference in our the lives of our animal companions who need their “fur-ever” home. Veterinary Medical Center is honored to a part of this annual event that enhances the lives of the four-legged friends we love so much!

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