Barky Pines Will Host Puppy Love 5K Feb. 11

Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary will hold its fourth annual Puppy Love 5K race on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The Loxahatchee-based nonprofit is changing the location of this year’s event to Acreage Community Park’s southern expansion at 6353 140th Avenue North. The event will start at 8 a.m. and will be held on a course along the beautiful preserve area. Check-in will start at 7 a.m.

Early check-in will be offered at the Sandhill Crane Golf Club on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m., and all day at the Barky Pines sanctuary on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 10. Sign up at

As always, there will be top finisher prizes and medals for everyone who participates, as well as the classic race tees. There will also be the popular pet costume contest and chance drawing raffle prizes from local businesses.

Whether you join the chip-timed race or run/walk just for fun, Barky Pines invites you to join in to support of its mission of saving the homeless pets of Palm Beach County.

Sponsors include: Pet Supplies Plus Royal Palm Beach, Tropical Smoothie Café Loxahatchee Groves, FPH, FPL, Performance NAPA, Aimee’s Real Estate, Bornheimer Farms Loxahatchee, Nomad Mobile Fitness, Heather Smith Illustrated Properties, Cole’s Cooling & Heating, Amore Lashes & Beauty Bar, as well as Lion Country Safari, Moore’s Ace Hardware Loxahatchee, the Village Golf Club, 24 Paws Pet Beds, Mermaids & Mimosas, DJ Riz and Leonard Bryant Photography.

Learn more about Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary at