Barktoberfest provides a fun time for animal lovers, pets to
Locals will have a chance this Saturday to adopt pets and enter four-legged friends in a parade and costume contest, as Costa Mesa presents its fourth annual Barktoberfest, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bark Park from TeWinkle Park.
Presented by the city’s Department of Parks and Community Services, the free event offers a Halloween-themed day of activities for animal lovers and their canine companions, as well as an opportunity to learn more about animal care services in and around Costa Mesa.
Last year’s event included free dog training sessions, crafts for people and their pets, and information from vendors and rescue organizations working locally. Vendors and organizations expected to appear this year include No Stray Left Behind, OC Animal Care, Top Dog Bakery, Second Chance for Blind Dogs and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.
Saturday attendees can also take part in a microchip clinic, hosted by Costa Mesa Priceless Pets’ Kill No Pet Rescue Group where, for $25, pet owners can have a readable chip inserted painlessly. under their pet’s skin for easy tracking if the pet becomes lost or missing.
Bark Park at TeWinkle is located at 970 Arlington Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 754-4918 or (714) 754-5128 during City Hall hours of operation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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