Bark in the Park: Your Guide to Baseball Games with Your Pooch

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Every year when Major League Baseball season comes around, fans get pretty excited. And for good reason too: what could be better about sitting outside in the warm summer evening, with your favorite ball-park food and beverage, watching America’s Pastime?

Well, MLB actually found a way. Some years ago, they realized that the way to make baseball better is by allowing fans to bring their dogs with them to games. We totally agree. Whether they’re called “Bark in the Park” or “Pups in the Park” or any other name, there are events at MLB stadiums all around the country where dogs and their owners are able to enjoy the game together.

The way teams go about this is that they reserve a section of the stands for their four-pawed friends and their owners. This isn’t only a great opportunity to spend more time with your dog, but part of the ticket proceeds are even donated to local pet shelters and charities!

But one team has even gone further for 2016. The Arizona Diamondbacks have partnered with PetSmart to create the first season-long dog-friendly baseball park with their PetSmart Patio, which features indoor and outdoor play areas, vendors selling dog treats, and adoptable dogs on-site.

Here are just some of the nationwide dog-friendly home games for the 2016 season:

A word of caution though: Even though these ballparks are holding these events, each one will have different requirements. For this reason you should check to make sure your dog meets the requirements to enter the stadium, which can be found on the team’s websites.

Above all, this is a great way to bond with your dog for an afternoon or evening.

Have you been to a Major League Baseball game with your dog? Share your experience in the comments!

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