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Paws in the Park

Mark your calendars for Paws in the Park! This dog friendly event will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on October 7, 2023 at Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne, NJ, US. Admission is free. Visit Website

Or call (973) 569-4063 or email pring@passaiccountynj.org for more information.


Bring Fido to this annual event featuring resources and entertainment for current pet owners, as well as rescue groups and adoptions. Demonstrations from the Sheriff's K-9 Unit, a blessing of the animals, music, pet contests, raffles, food trucks and vendors will also be on site.


BringFido Guest Rating

Paws in the Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Michael
    Mar 22, 2022
    Amazing event

    for animal lovers it does NOT get any better than this! look forward to this event every single year!

  • Amber
    Oct 11, 2021
    100% Will go every year

    This event was so fun! I’m upset we didn’t know about it earlier. All these dog lovers and their pups in one spot, plus delicious food trucks, adoptions, demonstrations from our K-9 Officers and costume contests? Um yes, I surely will be there every year!

  • Barbara
    Apr 10, 2021
    Best event ever

    Ever since Paws in the Park event began, so many people say they count the days until the next one. So many people and dogs attend. Just one big happy dog person family. Consume party, adoptions, Passaic County K-9 demonstrations and so much more!

  • Margot
    Apr 9, 2021
    Paws in the Park

    Year after year Paws in the Park becomes a bigger and more fun event which so many people look forward to. It's educational, fun and helps a very worthy cause. Can't wait for it to happen again this year

  • Al
    Apr 8, 2021
    Fab Time - Great Cause

    What a nice time I've always had at the PITP events! Much to do and see, plenty of vendors to speak with and a great time to spend with family and friends at one of the County's nicest parks while helping and getting to know your Sheriff's Department K9 Officers and Dogs and the jobs they do protecting the community.

  • Allyson
    Apr 8, 2021
    Amazing Event

    I have been a part of Paws in the Park since the first year. Every year it’s better than the last. Tons of vendors for both people and animals. Great demonstrations from the Sheriff Officers. Definitely worth checking out!

  • Laura
    Apr 7, 2021
    Great event!

    Paws in the Park is an awesome event. Love the activities, vendors and seeing so many dogs. Can’t wait to participate again this year.

  • Kelly
    Apr 7, 2021
    An Absolutely Amazing Event!!

    Year after year the Passaic County PITP event has been extremely well organized and executed. Lots of vendors, raffles, contests, and rescue organizations. It’s definitely not an event to miss!

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