Ever dreamt of taking your dog on a date?

Support animals and the Humane Rescue Alliance at the 31stAnnual Bark Ball on Saturday, October 20, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The night of the year for dog lovers, the gala will take place at the Washington Hilton, which is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20009. The Humane Rescue Alliance throws a black-tie benefit gala every year to raise money to support the mission of their organization, which is to ...
“protect animals, support families, and advocate for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive. We enrich the humanity of our communities by promoting compassion and encouraging people to find joy, comfort, and companionship through the love and appreciation of animals.”
Now, this could be like any other benefit gala, but it’s got a super-fun twist. For the Bark Ball, you’re able to bring your canine bestie as your date. Imagine how dapper your furry baby will look with a bowtie on! [caption id="attachment_10100" align="alignnone" width="1024"]bark ball Courtesy of Washingtonian.com[/caption]
Many Washingtonian A-listers attend this event, from political, media, entertainment, sports, and business realms. General tickets are $300 per person, but if you’re a young professional (guests 35 and under) take advantage of the young professional deal and grab your tickets for only $150 per piece. If you’re part of a company or organization, tables go for $3,000. Your ticket will include a cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner, speaker programming, a live and silent auction, and a bark bar for your pets. They’ll be able to enjoy all their favorite treats, too! You can purchase your tickets here. More information on the event can be found here. [caption id="attachment_10098" align="aligncenter" width="600"]bark ball Courtesy of neatorama.com[/caption] And if you’re looking to adopt a pet, check out these local options in D.C. Have you been to a Bark Ball before? Share your experience in the comments below!

If you’re wanting to spend a more casual evening with your dog, here are outdoor patios that allow pets!