NewBark PawLooza

Virtual NewBark PawLooza 2020:

This year, NewBark PawLooza is going virtual, so grab your BFFs (Best Furry Friends) and your phone or camera and get ready for this week-long virtual event, November 2 - 6, 2020! 

This year's theme is "Furrytales & Happily Ever Af-furs". Submit photos for contests on the Newark Parks and Recreation Facebook or Instagram pages with the Hashtag #NewarkDEFurrytales2020. 

How YOU can participate:

  • Rescue groups can submit videos to substitute for the Rescue Runway, to highlight adoptable dogs or talk about their organization. 
  • Businesses and crafters can donate prizes for the canine contests.
  • Submit photos or videos for the contests on the Facebook NewBark PawLooza event on Newark Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page. 

Contests will include:

  • Best costume – Photo (Monday, 11/2)
  • Look A-Likes (Dog/owner) (Tuesday, 11/3)
  • Say Cheese (Best smile) – Photo (Wednesday, 11/4)
  • Trick for Treat (Best trick) – video of trick (Thursday, 11/5)
  • Oh, No! (Best response to getting into trouble) – Photo or video (Friday, 11/6)
  • Quarantining Together – Photo or video (Friday, 11/6)

Throughout the week, we will also be posting:

  • Recipes for treats
  • Instructions for making dog toys
  • Discussions about local dog parks
  • Birthday and Gotcha Day Celebrations
  • Remembering those at the Rainbow Bridge 

We want to make this event as successful and safe for all involved and would greatly appreciate any support you can provide. Please let us know if you are interested in participating or would like to donate prizes for the contests. You can contact Sharon Bruen at or (302) 366-7000 ext.1043 for additional information.