Bark at the Park: Dog-Friendly MLB Games to Sniff Out

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Grab your fave floofer and your swag cuz it’s time to take pup out to the ballgame at one of Major League Baseball’s Bark at the Park events. There’s no shortage of these doggo-friendly games around the country, so your #1 fan can join in on the fun. Keep sniffin’ to find our lineup of the best of Bark at the Park 2022!

Atlanta Braves Bark at the Park

Cheer on the Braves as they go snoot-to-snoot (er, head-to-head) with the Cincinnati Reds on Apr. 10 or the Miami Marlins on Apr. 24, both at 1:35 p.m. You must buy a dog ticket with your own, but pup’s ticket comes with an Atlanta Braves leash, while $3 of every hooman ticket will be donated to the Animal Rescue Foundation.

Cincinnati Reds Bark at the Park

Pupper can kick back at one of the dog-friendly Cincinnati Reds games on May 9, June 8, Aug. 16, or Sept. 12. Before the game, be sure to check out the pet expo for photo ops and drool-worthy samples.

Kansas City Royals Bark at the Park

Furry frens unite at The K in Kansas City for an evening of baseball and Doggie Bags which include a dog bowl, plush toy, lick pad, and more. Grab tickets for a single game or a 4-pack fur you and Fido on Apr. 19, May 17, Sept. 6, and Sept. 21. 

Milwaukee Brewers Bark at the Park

Grab pup for a pawfect summer evening to watch the Brewers take on the Philadelphia Phillies on June 7 at 7:10 p.m. Both human and dog tickets are required, and all pups get to go home with a Brewers dog toy! Some of the proceeds from tickets will benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society.

New York Mets Bark at the Park

Grab your furry BFF and help support North Shore Animal League America while cheering/woofing on the New York Mets. Watch the Mets play the Giants on Apr. 18, the Cardinals on May 16, or the Cubs on Sept. 12 (all at 7:10 p.m.).

Pittsburgh Pirates Bark at the Park

You and rover will ruv relaxin’ with a rooftop view at one of 6 Pup Nights with the Pirates. Doggos are welcome with the purchase of a pup ticket on May 10, May 24, June 7, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, and Sept. 27. Bonus points if the pup can find her pirate costume from Halloween last year to rock at the game!

San Diego Padres Bark at the Park

Sniff out a limited-edition Padres-themed pet item and canine access at the Apr. 18 game when the San Diego Padres go to paw to paw against the Cincinnati Reds. 

Seattle Mariners Bark at the Park

The Mariners are calling all pups to the baseball field for some unfurgettable memories at one of their 4 Bark at the Park games. Pups will get the chance to circle the bases after each game on May 9, June 27, Aug. 23, and Sept. 28. For more deets, check out our article here.

Bark at the Park Tips

Before pup packs his baseball mitt to catch those foul balls, be sure to follow these tips to have the best time at Bark at the Park.

  • Purchase a hooman ticket and a pupper ticket, as all MLB fields require our furry friends to have their own ticket.
  • Know where to enter the arena and where your seat is prior to arrival, and keep an eye out for the specific dog-friendly areas at each Bark at the Park game.
  • Make sure floof is up-to-date on all vaccinations—they’re required to get in! 
  • Consider the elements ahead of time. There will be lots of hoomans cheerin’, hootin’, and hollerin’, and possibly even fireworks after your team wins. Make sure your buddy is puppared for all the excitement. 
  • Last but not least, get your pooch lookin’ his best so there’s no question which team he yaps for.

BONUS: Dog-Friendly Minor League Baseball Games

Why should the big leagues have all the fun? There are plenty more chances to catch a ballgame with your best bud all over the country. Here’s a few.

Charleston RiverDogs: May 3, May 17, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 26, Aug. 9, & Aug. 30

Charlotte Knights: Apr. 30, May 18, June 30, & Sept. 7

Chicago Dogs: June 17 & Aug. 26

Durham Bulls: Apr. 13, May 11, June 1, July 6, & Aug. 10

Fort Myers Mighty Mussels: Apr. 13, Apr. 27, May 11, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 24, & Sept. 7

Indianapolis Indians: May 17, June 9, July 6, Aug. 25, & Sept. 19

Las Vegas Aviators: Aug. 9, Aug. 23, & Sept. 13

Louisville Bats: June 21 & Aug. 16

Oklahoma City Dodgers: May 24

Portland Sea Dogs: July 13, Aug. 3, & Sept. 9

Richmond Flying Squirrels: Apr. 13, Apr. 27, May 4, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 27, Aug. 17, Aug. 31, & Sept. 14

Rochester Red Wings: Apr. 16, May 5, May 22, June 21, & Sept. 15

Toledo Mud Hens: May 24, June 7, June 21, June 28, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 6, & Sept. 20

Where’s pup’s fave spot for taking in a good ol’ ballgame? Bark at us in the comments and tag @SidewalkDog when you and your doggo take in America’s favorite pastime!

Featured photo: Misbeavin

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