Barkapalooza 2017

The West Suburban Humane Society invites you to collect pledges and walk to benefit the homeless animals in our care at BarkaPALooza on:

Sunday -- September24th
Lisle Community Park
1825 Short Street, Lisle, IL

This is our biggest and best fundraiser of the year, featuring Great Groups!, Great Food! & Great Fun! Kids will enjoy the Barkapalooza Pet parade and Barkapalooza PAL Pups Scavenger Hunt!


Event Schedule

9:30 am Early Registration
10:00 Blessing of the Animals
10:15 Let the Walk begin!
10:30 – 1:00 B-Noz the Clown: face painting and balloon sculptures
11:00 Police Dog Demonstration
12:30 Agility Demonstration by WSHS Volunteer and WSHS Alumi
1:00 Your Dog Can Do Agility Too!
2:00 Raffle winner announced


All Day Events

  • Microchipping by West Suburban Veterinary Associates $35
    (all proceeds benefit the shelter)
  • Artistic Grooming with doggie pedicures
  • Pet Caricatures and Portraits by @rt by @ngel
  • Furry Expressions Bow Wow Photo Booth - 4 photos of your dog for $20!  All proceeds will be given to the WSHS!
  •, Linda Reynertson, Professional Animal Communicator
    • Have you ever wondered if your animal companiions have a message for you? What are they trying to tell you? Stop by Linda's booth with your animal (or a photo) for a 15 minute animal communication for a charge of $20 (75% to benefit WSHS).

Great Guests!

  • Deacon Greg Ouska with a blessing for the animals.
  • Mayor Pecak of Lisle and Mayor Tully of Downers Grove kick off the Walk with a little help from WSHS residents and alumni!

Great Fun!

  • Barkapalooza Pups Scavenger hunt. Over 100 plush pups to be found hidden around the park, some with a surprise raffle ticket.

Great Groups!

  • AaRooo!! Basset Rescue
  • STRAES – Shih Tzu Rescue
  • Illinois Doberman Plus Rescue
  • Houndsong
  • Shar Pei Savers
  • Action for Animals
  • MW Brew

Great Food!

  • Copper Oven Pizza
  • Pitty Que with great bar-b-que
  • Homemade Pastry & Fresh Coffee
  • The Vegan Food Truck

Great Shopping!

  • Happy Dog Barkery
  • Bow Wow Tique
  • 3 Goldens and a Mutt
  • Raw Bistro Pet Fare
  • The Upscale Tail
  • Physio Pet Massage

Great Prizes!

  • Wags to Riches Raffle (winner receives $1,000)

Great Location!

  • Lisle Community Park (1825 Short Street, Lisle)
    Plentiful parking available at the park and at Lisle Senior High School


Sign up for Barkapalooza today and start raising funds for your favorite shelter.

We've made it easier than ever for you to raise funds for the homeless animals in our care.

Event Brochure & Pledge Sheet

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Check out a video from a prior year's event!

Barkapalooza 2017 Sponsors


Grand Champion of the Show - $5,000 Sponsors



BMO Harris Bank



Best in Show - $3000 Sponsors




Blue Ribbon Winners - $2500 Sponsors



Top Dog - $1500 Sponsors


Dog's Best Friend - $1000 Sponsors

Contributing - $500 Sponsors

Pledge to help the animals! Our goal is for each participant to raise at least $100 in pledges. Please do your part – and qualify for fabulous prizes!