Terriers in tuxedos: Photos from the 30th Bark Ball

WASHINGTON — Finding a dog-friendly restaurant patio is exciting for local dog owners — but a dog-friendly black-tie event? That’s the jackpot.

On Saturday, June 17, dogs and their human companions got dressed in their best to attend the 30th Humane Rescue Alliance Bark Ball at the Washington Hilton, which benefits the animal shelter’s wide range of programs and services. Scroll through the gallery to see photos from the event.

On Saturday, June 17, the 30th edition of Bark Ball took place at the Washington Hilton. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
Canines and their companions dressed to the nines for the black-tie ball that benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance and its programs and services. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
These pups clean up nice! Is there anything cuter than a dog in a tuxedo? (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
In the past, more than 1,000 attendees and 500 dogs in formal attire attended the event. Pictured from right to left, Ashlie Prioleau, Xin ‘Pamela’ Prioleau and Xena Prioleau.  (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
Spotted: A wallflower during the dancing portion of the evening. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
The Humane Rescue Alliance was formed when the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League came together last year. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
Proceeds from the event will help support the more than 60,000 animals the Humane Rescue Alliance cares for annually. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
The Humane Rescue Alliances offers services such as rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary care, animal care and control, behavior and training, humane education and more. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
The Bark Ball included dinner, dancing and an auction. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
Humans weren’t the only ones who got to dress up for the event. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
Enjoying a seated dinner at the 30th Bark Ball event. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
All tuckered out after an evening of partying at the 30th Bark Ball event. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance )
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