Some local residents combined two of their favorite things today, dogs and walking, in order to raise money for a good cause.
So what exactly do you get when you mix dogs and walking? The first ever, Bark in the Park. It was held Saturday in Meridian at Highland Park.
Dog owners paid a fee for their furry friends to participate. That money went to the March of Dimes, which is an organization that helps premature babies.
"Because people look at their pets as part of their families and so we wanted to incorporate all family members into the March of Dimes, so it was a way for us to help us raise money," says Vivian Wilson, the Interim Manager of Womancare at Riley Hospital.
The dogs had the chance to win bragging rights by competing in different categories. Some areas of competition were best in show, two of a kind, meaning which pet looked most like their owner, personality, and fashion.