BARK Ranger Day

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National parks are going to the dogs! Our furriest family members can become part of the BARK Ranger pack by modeling these best practices when visiting parks:

  • Bag your pet’s waste

  • Always leash your pet

  • Respect wildlife

  • Know where you can go

BARK Ranger Day is happening on April 25, 2021, as part of the annual National Park Week celebration. Join us on social media and share your pet's fun park experiences using #BarkRanger and #NationalParkWeek.

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Learn the principles of B.A.R.K. rangering to become an ambassador the next time you take your human on a walk in a park.

Join the Pack

Join in BARK Ranger Day

Looking for ways to celebrate BARK Ranger Day with us? Here are a few suggestions to get started...
  1. Take a walk in the park. There are more than 400 national parks across the country, most with options for walking your dog.
  2. Be best in show. Learn the four main principles for being a BARK Ranger and model them at national parks. Some parks even offer tags or other prizes to award good behavior.
  3. Share those snaps! Join the pack on social media by posting pics of your pet enjoying national parks with best behavior or at home with a national park theme (good behavior optional). Use #BarkRanger and #NationalParkWeek.

Check back soon for more ways you can celebrate with us!

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BARK Rangers

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Things to Do and Trip Ideas

Need inspiration for specific trip ideas and things to do with your pet? Parks have suggestions for self-guided activities.
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    Last updated: March 20, 2021