High-tail it to Washington Bark Day on Sat, Sept 17


Proceeds benefit Friends of MADACC and ROMP.

Saturday, September 17
11 am - 4 pm
Washington Park Band Shell
45th & Washington Blvd in Milwaukee

Click here for map of park.  


Admission for Bark Day is $5 per dog and includes a goodie bag with treats, coupons, etc.  


New this year is a one-mile dog walk around the Washington Park lagoon beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Registration for the walk begins at 10 a.m.  Walkers are encouraged to gather pledge donations. Walkers who raise $25 or more receive a dog bandana for their dog.   

Visit www.washingtonbarkday.com to download the pledge form.


Special Offer:

Bring an item from the MADACC wish list on the day of the event and you will be entered into a drawing to win $25 gift certificate from Milwaukee County Parks that can be used to purchase a 2012 dog exercise area permit. Click here to view the wish list.


Bark Day features:
  • Food, Contests, Raffle, Demos, Vendor Village & More!
  • Agility Course by Agility Possibilities, Lure Course by Elmbrook Humane Society 

Vendors and animal welfare agencies include:

  • ROMP
  • Friends of MADACC
  • Bay View Bark
  • Wild Canines
  • Fresh is Best Natural Pet Food
  • Central Bark Doggy Day Care   
  • Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee bar   
  • Cudahy Kennel Club
  • Brew City Bully Club
  • Elmbrook Humane Society    
  • Everythings Just Pucci
  • Dawgs In Motion
  • Milwaukee Pet Nanny
  • Organic Dog Training
  • Rescue Chocolate
  • Sitting Dogg In Home Pet Care
  • Sonya Sharp Photography
  • Spa Paw & Tail
  • Agility Possibilites 

Schedule of Events:

  • 10 am | Walk registration
  • 10:30 am | Walk begins
  • 11 am | Demo: Fun Obedience, Tricks & Advance Heeling by Cudahy Kennel Club
  • 11:45 am | Learn about Milwaukee Dog Parks by ROMP
  • Noon | Contests: Best Dressed/Costume & Dog/Owner Look-a-like
  • 12:30 pm | Demo: Milwaukee County Sheriff Canine Unit
  • 1 pm | Talk: Learn about Animal Control/Welfare in Milwaukee by Friends of MADACC
  • 1:15 pm | Learn about Dog Fighting in Milwaukee by Battle Against Dog Fighting (BAD)
  • 1:30 pm | Showcase of Adoptable Dogs hosted by Friends of MADACC
  • 2 pm | Contests: Best Trick & Best Bark/Vocal Performance
  • 2:30 pm | Demo: Trainer Jen Digate from Wild Canines
  • 3 pm | Raffle winners announced

A very BIG thank you to our event sponsors:

  • Elite Human Capital
  • Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Fresh is Best Natural Pet Food
  • Milwaukee County Parks
  • Central Bark Doggy Day Care



Wish List


MADACC currently rescues and assures safe, temporary shelter, veterinary and humane care for nearly 13,000 stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and injured animals each year - more than any other animal control shelter in Wisconsin. 

Support Milwaukee's neediest animals this holiday season by making a donation via our website or donating an item from our wish list.


Donations can be dropped off at MADACC (3839 W Burnham St, West MIlwaukee, WI 53215). Thank you for your support!

  • Rawhides
  • Blankets / Towels
  • Stuffed animals
  • Cat Carriers
  • Aspen bedding
  • Timothy hay
  • Dog / Cat treats
  • Peanut butter
  • Cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Dog toys (rope toys, Kongs, squeaky toys, Nylabones)
  • Cat toys (plastic ball toys, washable fabric cat toys)
  • Dry & canned cat/dog food
  • Empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, garbage bags)

3839 W Burnham St.
West Milwaukee, WI  53
Friends of MADACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of animal welfare issues and improving the welfare of Milwaukee County's neediest animals housed at MADACC's animal care and control facility. We are a network of volunteers that provide foster care, dog walking and cat socialization, training and educational programs with the goal of enhancing the quality of life of animals at MADACC to increase their chances to be placed in a local adoption program.

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