The K-9 Karnival – A Dog Day in the Park Event held to raise awareness and funds for the development of an off-leash dog park in Bellevue.The Village of Bellevue Leisure Services Department in partnership with Oak View Veterinary Hospital of Bellevue began a fundraising drive to build a public dog park in the village of Bellevue. The group organized the "K-9 Karnival", a fundraising event to raise awareness and funds to develop a site.
The event was held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road). A variety of games and contests for dogs, children’s activities, raffles, dog costume contests, and pet photos were offered. The event raised over $1,600.
Sponsors of the event included Oak View Veterinary Hospital, Friends of Bellevue Parks, Animal House, Golrusk Pet Care and Forever Friends.