Bark to the Park Returns to Saluda Shoals Park This Saturday

Pawmetto Lifeline will host their annual Bark to the Park event on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Saluda Shoals Park. Each year, more than 800 people and their dogs come out for one of the largest dog-friendly events in the Midlands!

McDaniels Subaru Bark to the Park is a fundraising campaign and event where proceeds directly benefit homeless pets in the Midlands. Pet lovers are encouraged to form a walk team or participate on their own to raise money for the homeless dogs and cats in the Midlands region. A person can also donate if he or she cannot be present on April 22.

Walk participants are encouraged to raise donations for the opportunity to win prizes while supporting the mission of Pawmetto Lifeline, a local not-for-profit animal rescue whose mission is to end pet overpopulation in the Midlands. Participants who raise $1,000 or more will be awarded with an embroidered Pawmetto Lifeline sports jacket.

On April 22, walk registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 11:00 a.m. After a leisurely, scenic walk through beautiful Saluda Shoals Park with your dog, participants can enjoy an After-Pawty with pet-friendly vendors, performances by K9s in Flight, craft beer, live-music, face painting and more!

Attendees can also participate in canine contests including Best Costume, Best Look-a-Like, and Best Pet Trick.

Bark to the Park will be held at Saluda Shoals Park at 6071 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, S.C. 29212. For more information, to donate, or to register, visit