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Bark for Life Returns to Warwick Sunday at Bow Chicka Wow Town

One of several four-legged friends attending the Coventry Bark for Life at Coventry High School in 2013.
One of several four-legged friends attending the Coventry Bark for Life at Coventry High School in 2013.

WARWICK, RI — The American Cancer Society’s annual Bark for Life is returns to Warwick April 22, this time at indoor dog park – daycare center Bow Chicka Wow Town, 27 Meadow St., with dog-oriented contests and games, and a DJ.

The annual event is an opportunity for people to contribute funding for cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society through their canine companion partnerships. People who wish to donate directly can do so at the event website.

The Saturday event’s registration begins at 11:30 a.m. in a tent set up outside the 13,000 square foot play space, and dogs attending must have proof of immunization against kennel cough, rabies and distemper, and must also be spayed/neutered. Online registration by credit card is open till the day of the event.

Registration fees:

1 Human: $10.00

1 Human with 1 dog: $15.00

2 Humans with 1 dog: $20.00

2 Humans with 2 dogs: $25.00

Family registration (up to 4 Humans and 2 dogs): $40.00

The event includes some light food refreshments, and Bark for Life team fundraisers ranging from craft sales to home-made carnival games.

Additional events/perks featured at the event include:

Contests with prizes

  1. Best pet trick
  2. Best Costume
  3. Look-A-Like contest

Judges for the event are:

  1. Tony DeJesus (Big Blue Bug Company)
  2. Ashley Sears (West Greenwich Animal Hospital)
  3. (Bow Chika Wow Town)

Tables with information and fundraising

  1. Jewelry with dog bones and pet paws
  2. Pet paw paintings
  3. American Cancer Society information
  4. Big Blue Bug company
  5. Save One Soul Animal Rescue
  6. West Greenwich Animal Hospital
  7. Bra Pong Game
  8. Craft items
  9. Guess how many dog treats contest
  10. Pizza courtesy of Dan’s Place, West Greenwich

Basket raffle

  1. Pampered Chef items
  2. Dog care products
  3. ACS/Pet product combo baskets (several)
  4. Kids basket
  5. Big Blue Bug Gift Certificate


  1. Judy Howard DJ services

Schedule of events

11:30 a.m.                                          Registration & Vaccine Check

12:15 p.m.                                          Welcome & Opening Ceremony

12:30 p.m.                                         Survivor/Caregiver lap

12:45 p.m.                                         Best Pet Trick Contest

1:00 p.m.                                           Costume Parade

1:15 p.m.                                            Bark Back Ceremony

1:30 p.m.                                           Look-a-like Contest

1:45 p.m.                                           Contest winners announced

                                                            Raffle winners announced

1:55 p.m.                                           Thank you & Closing Ceremony



Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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