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LANCASTER – Bark at the Park is back after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants will see a Zignature pet parade, the famous’ Paws’ n Shop ‘, various activities, games, local vendors and a raffle.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park. 43063 10th Street West.

The annual event raises funds for Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control Centers in Lancaster and Palmdale.

Free entry. Dogs must be kept on a leash and up to date on all necessary vaccinations. No retractable leash is permitted.

Barry White, owner of the Carpeteria Flooring Center in Lancaster, will be the emcee. The special guest speaker is Luigi Francis “Shorty” Rossi of “Pit Boss”.

This year’s event features a variety of activities for dogs and owners.

The Zignature Pet Parade, scheduled for 10:20 am, is open to all participants who wish to show their dog. The categories are Dumbest Costume, Best Dog / Owner Costume, and Most Original Costume.

Disc Dogs in Southern California is a group of disc dog fanatics whose main goal is to have fun while promoting the dog disc as a great way to keep pets happy, healthy and fit.

Homeland Security Officer Michelle Schlinsky and her food detection beagle will show how they help prevent prohibited foods from entering the United States.

Antelope Valley Dog Sports will feature protection demonstrations.

Kyra Sundance will present her team of world-renowned acrobatic dogs. The “World’s Smartest Dog” routine (as performed in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”) will leave audiences scratching their heads begging for more.

SoCal Working Snow Dogs will feature an urban sledding adventure where, for a small fee, you can hook your dog up to a scooter to see if he enjoys urban sledding.

Sherry Buchbinder will speak on stage about her involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Dog owners can have their dogs blessed by Pastor Jim White of Palmdale United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. for the Dog Blessing, or 2 p.m. with Father Patrick Sheridan of St. Andrews Abbey.

The High Desert Obedience Club will sponsor a microchip clinic from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $ 35 per dog and includes implantation, registration and plaque.

The High Desert Obedience Club will also present the Good Canine Citizen Test to see if your companion is a good dog. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event starts at 10 a.m. The exam fee is $ 10 for the first dog and $ 8 for the second dog.

Dog games include CAT-A-PULT, a beanbag throwing game; Super Dog, an obstacle course allowing owners to see how their dogs are faster than a ball at top speed and able to jump large buildings with one leap, hosted by Bark at the park committee; and Duck Hunt, a cute game based on the clothespin fishing game that kids used to play at high school festivals. Collect a rubber duck and win a prize.

If you think your dog is an aspiring artist, stop by the Pawcasso booth, hosted by the Southern California Alaskan Malamute Club, where your dog has the chance to paint a picture using his paws and tail.