SPRINGFIELD, NJ — This year's Home for Good Dog Rescue's 7th Annual BARK-A-QUE will be held on Sept. 9 at Springfield's Meisel Park. This is a change of venue for the event and the first time it will be held in Springfield. The event goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and organizers expect to reach the 5,500 dogs adopted level at the BARK-A-QUE.

Home For Good Dog Rescue was founded in 2011 by concerned citizens who wanted to save dogs that were abandoned and in shelters. This organization headquartered in Berkeley Heights has been very successful in placing dogs. 

“We wanted to try a Union County Park because the county is a sponsor and has been very helpful. We chose Meisel Park because it has a lot of open space and grassy areas,” Matthew Holowienka, public relations and social media coordinator for Home for Good Dogs said.

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Many adoptable dogs will be on hand. The charge to adopt is $450 for a puppy and $400 for an older dog. This fee covers the cost of neutering the dog, vaccinations and a microchip. To hasten the adoption, go online and fill out the form ahead of time. Fostering a pet is also an option.

There is no cost to attend, but there is a suggested donation of $5/ Pets are welcome. Food vendors from around New Jersey will be there along with booths and merchandise for shopping.