The first-ever Philadelphia Bark Bowl is coming to Craft Hall on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from Noon to 2:00pm.

Teaming up with the PSPCA this event is sure to be a fun time! Watch furry friends play, tumble, and go for a touchdown in both the special indoor dog park created for this special event, plus outside at Unleashed Bark and Beer – Philly’s Dog Park Beer Garden. Enjoy food and drink specials, while meeting some adorable adoptables. These VIPs (Very Important Pups) will be the cheerleaders for the event and will be sure to steal hearts on Valentine’s Weekend. Come out and find a Valentine in one of these paws-itively perfect pups! Plus, guests are encouraged to bring their own well-behaved four-legged besties to romp and play the day away.

“The Pennsylvania SPCA is thrilled to participate in this year’s Bark Bowl at Craft Hall,” said Pennsylvania SPCA Director of Public Relations Gillian Koche. “Not only will the event invite dog owners to celebrate the big game, but it will also bring much-needed attention to those dogs still in search of their forever families. We can’t wait to introduce families to their new M.V.P.’s (most valuable pups!).”

For the competition, patrons’ dogs will be divided into two teams to compete in the games listed below and the winning team will be the Bark Bowl 2022 Champions. Games will include:

  • The Big Game – Dogs in two teams will be set-up in two end zones, with different colored bandanas. There will be multiple chew toys, with a timer set for 10 minutes. Any time a toy crosses the end zone, it’s a point for that team. There will be an official “rufferee” and some added commentary to make sure all dogs are being “good sports.”
  • Fumble Recovery – All dogs line up and one football toy is released for them to race to pick up. Whatever dog comes up with it will be the MVP.
  • Agility Course – Look for small cones and hula hoops to jump through to warm up for the games.
  • Halftime Show –  The pups will be treated to a Bubble Halftime Show for them to chase and pop to their heart’s delight. During this time, Craft Hall will announce the big winner of the 2022 Philly’s Barkie Award online voting competition.

Philadelphia Bark Bowl will take place at Craft Hall, at 901 N. Delaware Avenue. The main event will take place inside, with a special indoor puppy park that will make this event rain, snow or shine.

Human guests must be 21+ to join, unless accompanied by a legal parent or guardian. This event is family-friendly. There is no cost for admission, but RSVP is suggested for planning at the following link: https://www.crafthallphilly.com/barkbowl

Philadelphia Bark Bowl