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Bark in the Park back in Melbourne
4th annual event sponsored by Greyhound Adoption Program
12/30/2016 8:03 PM ET
Bark in the Park, sponsored by Greyhound Adoption Program, returns to Melbourne Ballpark this January.
Bark in the Park, sponsored by Greyhound Adoption Program, returns to Melbourne Ballpark this January. 

MELBOURNE, VIC -- The Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces are proud to announce our Fourth Annual "Bark in the Park" Proudly Sponsored by Greyhound Adoption Program.

Aces Bark in the Park is a unique sporting event where you are encouraged to bring your four-legged friend with you to the ballpark. There will be treats for all the dogs in attendance along with a chance to win special prizes throughout the game.

Our partners at GAP will be in attendance to talk to people interested in fostering or adopting a greyhound. There will also be GAP alumni dogs with their adopted families to show you how a greyhound can fit into your family too.  

After the game, you are encouraged to bring your dog out onto the field for a game of catch and pictures and signatures with your favourite Aces Player. See below for complete event details.

Aces Bark in the Park, sponsored by GAP

When: Sunday, 8th of January

Melbourne Aces vs. Brisbane Bandits game starts at 1:05pm (gates open at noon)

Where: Melbourne Ballpark is located on Merton Street in Altona

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2hhXnec 

IS THE ACES BARK IN THE PARK RIGHT FOR YOUR DOG? 

YES, if your dog: 

Is old enough to be around other dogs and people (at least six month of age) 

Is up-to-date on all required vaccinations

Is in relatively good health and can walk up and down several flights of stairs

Does well on leash and is not overly aggressive toward other dogs 

Is friendly toward humans and not excessively fearful 

Is an Aces fan!

Probably NOT, if your dog: 

Is still too young to mix with a big crowd (under 6 months)

Is a senior dog that would have trouble navigating stairs and being outside for an extended period of time

Has aggressive tendencies toward other dogs or humans while on-leash (or off)

Is a Brisbane Bandits fan… (Just kidding, all are welcome!)

Is exhibiting any signs of illness close to the day of the game (i.e., cough, nasal discharge, lethargy, and diarrhea). These symptoms can be signs of potentially infectious illnesses and would probably be best for your dog as well as dogs in attendance, if they did not attend

*** Older dogs, dogs with short muzzles, and/or dogs in general that are quickly prone to heat exhaustion should consider not attending this event or possibly plan on leaving before the end of the game. Even though there will be cool water and shady spots in hand, the direct sun and heat can be a dangerous combination for dogs. Dogs cool themselves down by panting and are not nearly as efficient as us humans.

Please keep the comfort and safety of your dog in the forefront of your mind when planning out this fun day at the park. ***

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GREYHOUND ADOPTION PROGRAM

The day will be open to all of man's best friends and will be fun for all!

Greyhound Adoption Program will also be hosting an event at their kennels in Seymour on Sunday 8th of January as well pre-registration for adoption is essential.

For more information about GAP head to http://gap.grv.org.au/

To see some of the greyhounds up for adoption check out http://gap.grv.org.au/available-dogs/

Find out more about the breed and the adoption process go to http://gap.grv.org.au/greyhound-info/

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.