B.A.R.K. Ranger Program

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B.A.R.K Ranger illustration

What is a B.A.R.K. Ranger? 

The National Park Service’s B.A.R.K. Ranger program invites family pets to serve as ambassadors for responsible and safe pet handling at Gateway Arch National Park and other national parks across the country. 

B.A.R.K. stands for:

  • Bag your pet’s waste
  • Always leash your pet
  • Respect wildlife
  • Know where you can go

Gateway Arch Park Foundation supports the B.A.R.K. Ranger program with special events, activities and giveaways. Pet owners can bring their favorite furry friends to Gateway Arch National Park to be B.A.R.K. Rangers throughout the year, and stay tuned for the Foundation's annual B.A.R.K. Ranger Photo Contest, which launches each year during National Park Week in April!

Check out more B.A.R.K. Ranger events at Gateway Arch National Park in 2023!