Welcome to Barktoberfest 2017 and GlowDOGGlow: A Purrfect Pet Celebration!                                        

 Special thanks to our Top Dog Sponsor!     

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) invites you to celebrate the special bond between pet parents and their fur kids. What better way than to attend our signature event Barktoberfest? Join hundreds of fellow animal lovers at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds on September 23, 2017. There is a suggested donation of $5 per adult on admission. 

Friendly, leashed pets are welcome. (No flexi-leashes please and dog handlers must be 16 or older.)

Interested in being a vendor or sponsor? Vendor spaces are going fast!! Please visit www.barktoberfest.org to download the vendor and sponsorship packages!


Special mention also to the charity friendly Dulles Greenway for their generous support allowing FOHA to put up a Barktoberfest banner on the Greenway in August and September. 





GlowDOGGlow: Join the fun by participating in the 1 mile and 5k Walk and Run

Join like-minded animal lovers, including FOHA alums, in this evening event to save the lives of homeless pets. There are many ways to participate.

Register for the Glow Dog Glow event at http://www.novadogmagazine/event/glowdogglow-5k-dog-race/

  1. Join as an individual walker 

  2. Form a Pack (great for groups, families or companies) 

Fundraising: We invite you to support FOHA by creating a personal fundraising page on Firstgiving at https://www.firstgiving.com/58934/foha-barktoberfest-glow-dog-glow-2017  

 The individual or team who raises the most money will recognized on www.barktoberfest.org and social media .

Join as an individual and collect donations and pledges from friends and family.

Form a Pack (great for groups, families or companies) and work toward fundraising goals together.


The Fest: There are many activities for you, your family, and your fur kids to enjoy

  • Games for Dogs
  • Games for Kids
  • Vendors (not just pet-related)
  • Live Music
  • Delicious Food
  • Wine and Beer Tasting
  • Pet Contests: Best Trick, Best Singer, Best Tail Wagger, Best Kisser, Owner-Pet Look Alike, and Costume Contest!
  • Silent Auction (in Sykes Hall)
  • Raffle Baskets
  • Canine Demonstrations
  • Face Painting
  • and more!

Your participation matters because you are saving lives!

Each year, animals are put down through no fault of their own. By participating in this event, you are helping FOHA to save and care for homeless animals. When a cat or a dog comes to FOHA, they are given a thorough medical exam, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and loved until they find their “forever home”.  We are a 100% no-kill shelter.  We believe every cat and dog deserves a chance to find a loving family. We receive no tax dollars from our local or state government, which is why your fundraising is so important to us. All the money raised goes directly to the care of our cats and dogs. 

Stay tuned and save the date of September 23, 2017 for an event the whole family (including your canine family members) can enjoy. Questions? Contact Sue Lehman at events@foha.org or visit www.Barktoberfest.org.