The Washington Humane Society’s 22nd Annual Bark Ball was held on Saturday, June 6 2009 at the Washington Hilton. The Bark Ball drew many of the D.C. area's most illustrious residents...and their human owners too. Dogs that attended the Bark Ball dined in style and enjoyed gourmet dog treats provided by Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique. The event included a VIP reception, dinner and an extensive silent auction featuring jewelry, luxury items, hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates and travel packages. The Washington Humane Society is the only open-access shelter in the nation’s capital and provides comfort and care to more than 20,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services.