Barky Pines Hosts Inaugural Puppy Love 5K In RPB

The Capalbo family prepares to run with their new Christmas pup Holly.

Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary hosted its first Puppy Love 5K at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park on Saturday, Feb. 15. Hundreds of runners and dogs of all sizes and breeds were ready at the starting line for both a 5K and a 1K race. Members of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Class of 2020 were inspired by a presentation from the rescue and chose to help coordinate the event. The inaugural race brought in more than 350 registrations and 50 volunteers. For more information on Barky Pines, visit