KNOXVILLE, Tenn. June 13, 2017-  The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley’s (HSTV) 23nd annual Bark in the Park is just around the corner. Knoxville’s biggest celebration for dogs and their families will be held at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn on Saturday, June 17th. Gates will open at 3 pm with a ten-dollar entry donation.

The festival will have something for everyone.  As usual, the day will host everyone's favorite games and contests for people and their pooches to participate in! Be sure to take the two-legged kids over to our fantastic Kid’s Corner. Face painting, carnival style games, crafts and our first ever “Barkin’ Zoo Garden” petting zoo will all be part of the fun. “Nerdvana” Comic Store will be there with a Superheros/Princess Meet!  Food and drink will also be available. To help keep Fido cool, there will be cool-down pools and Grayson Subaru’s Misting Tent.  Of course, Rescue Alley will be there as well, representing so many hardworking specialized animal rescues and shelters!

Grayson Subaru and Pilot Flying J are proud to be the presenting sponsors of Bark in the Park 2017. “The festival is our largest fundraising event of the year and is a great opportunity for HSTV and our sponsors to do something fun for the community and the pets we love,” says HSTV’s Katie Crossen.  As a regional destination shelter, HSTV cares for over 1,300 at-risk animals a year coming from over 20 surrounding counties. “Funds raised at the event will allow us to continue to provide this care while working toward our vision of a no-kill East Tennessee by 2025,” says Crossen.

To find out more about Bark in the Park 2017, visit HSTV’s event page at

About HSTV

Located in Knoxville, HSTV works with over 20 surrounding counties to rehabilitate and rehome adoptable cats and dogs, giving them a second chance at life. In addition to an adoption center, the organization operates a low-cost spay/neuter and preventative clinic, offers affordable training and behavioral services and serves as a community resource center.

HSTV seeks to provide solutions to end euthanasia of adoptable animals by promoting three actions:  Adopt, Spay, Keep.  HSTV is a nonprofit organization and is solely funded by donations and grant awards. For more information on HSTV and what is being done for the animals, visit