Bark In The Park Anacortes

Bark in the Park Poster 2018 v2Do you have a little fur friend you want to bring along to a fun event? Be sure to join us this Saturday, June 30th from 10am to 2pm in Anacortes, Washington at the annual Bark in the Park event, one of our favorite days of the year! There will be prizes and giveaways by the Fidalgo Animal Medical Center staff as well as the Jean Groesbeck Associate & LLC staff, who will be sponsoring this special event with our own booth. Make sure to stop by, say hello, and bring along your furry little friend, too. We hope to see you there!

If you would like more information on the Bark in the Park, Anacortes or other local events, please contact us : (360) 941-3734 or

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

Bark in the Park 2017: Sat. June 17


Join Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at the City of Anacortes‘ 13th Annual Bark in the Park event on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bark in the Park will take place at Storvik Park, located of 32nd St. in Anacortes.

During the event there will be pet adoptions, vendors, demonstrations, contests and more!

10 a.m. Welcome & Parade of All Dogs
10:30 a.m. Best Costume Contest
10:45 a.m. Cake Walk
11 a.m. Bark & Howl Contest
11:30 a.m. Cake Walk
11:40 a.m. Skagit County Sheriff K9 Demo
12 p.m. Adoptable Dog Parade
12:30 p.m. Dog & Owner Look Alike
12:45 p.m. Wackiest Dog Trick Contest
1 p.m. Cake Walk
1:30 p.m. Best Kisser Contest
1:40 p.m. Peanut Butter Eating Contest Small Dogs
Peanut Butter Eating Contest Medium Dogs
Peanut Butter Eating Contest Large Dogs
2 p.m.See you next year!

Be sure to visit the Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC booth for prizes and to say hello to Team Groesbeck! See you there!

Bark in the Park – June 17


Join Team Groesbeck at the City of Anacortes‘ 13th Annual Bark in the Park event on Saturday, June 17! The event will take place at Storvik Park on 32nd St. in Anacortes from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Be sure to stop by the Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC booth for special prizes!

The event will feature vendors, demonstrations, adoptions, donations for dogs and cats and more!

We hope to see you there!

Moving with Pets

moving with pets


We love our pets, but unfortunately relocating causes many furry friends to be separated from their families each year. Fortunately, there are simple steps we can take to ensure all members of our family can move with us!

• As soon as you determine when you will be moving, be sure your pets are fitted with collars and ID tags with your name and current cell phone number. You can also have your pet micro-chipped.
• Are you renting or buying in your new area? If you are renting, be sure to double check possible pet restrictions on any apartments or rental homes at which you are looking.

• Does your move require you to put your pet on a plane? If so, be sure to look into airline pet requirements. Copies of health certificates may be necessary, and you may be required to check in extra early for your flight. Also double check the requirements for the pet carrier to make sure yours meets the airline’s specifications.

• Have you traveled with your pets previously? Do you know if they are sensitive to motion sickness? If so, having them on a road for a long period of time or putting them on a plane may make them anxious and ill. Mild pet sedatives are available for travelling animals that will not knock them out, but will calm them down and make the trip easier on everyone.

• If your pet is on medication or has any sort of medical history, be sure to contact their vet a few months prior to the move. Tell them you will need your pet’s medical history records and see if they are familiar with the area to which you are moving. If they are, they may be able to refer you to a veterinarian close to your new home.

• If your pets are due for shots, get them caught up before you leave! It may take a while to find a vet in your new area so it will be best to make sure your pets are 100% healthy before you move them.

• Check on pet registration requirements in your new county or city limits and make sure you have available all paperwork that may be needed to get them registered.

• Last but not least, make sure your pets are comfortable for the journey! They will be just as anxious as you, and doing your best to help them feel comfortable will help their transition to go even smoother.

New to the Skagit County or Anacortes area? Check out out post Are You Smarter Than Your Dog? for great animal training information, and help your pet make new friends!

11th Annual Bark in the Park

Gather your fury four pawed family members and join us at the 11th Annual Bark in the Park Saturday June, 13 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Storvik Park here in Anacortes! We are excited to see all the fun and silly costumes for the doggy costume contest! There will be local vendors and various dog demonstrations at this event!

Admission is $5 per dog (donations) proceeds will help benefit our local dog park on H Ave here in Anacortes!

From June 13th- June 22nd the Anacortes Animal Control’s Semi-Annual Pet Supply Drive will be at the event accepting donations to help benefit Anacortes Animal Relief Fund (AARF), The Cat’s Meow, and Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT)

Wish List for the Pet Supply Drive:

  • Dry dog or cat food (Kirkland brand preferred..but will accept any brand!)
  • Canned dog and cat food (Kirkland and Friskies preferred)
  • Dog and Cat treats
  • Beds, blankets, towels (gently used condition is okay!)
  • Cat litter and litter pans
  • Dog and Cat toys
  • Cleaning supplies: liquid laundry detergent, dish soap, Clorox cleaning wipes, baby wipes, 33 gallon black garbage bags, 13 gallon kitchen garbage bags, and paper towels.
  • Monetary Donations: checks made out to the specific organization or cash will be accepted at the Bark in the Park event

We hope to see everyone down at the Park!

809 7th Street-Anacortes, WA 360-941-3734

8th Annual Anacortes Bark in the Park

8th Annual Anacortes Bark in the Park Dog Festival
Saturday, June 9 – 10 a.m. to  3 p.m.
Storvik Park – Anacortes

Come join in the fun at the 8th Annual Anacortes Bark in the Park! Admission to this event is $5 per dog and all  proceeds from this event will help benefit the Anacortes Dog Park at H Ave. and 38th.

Doggie goodie bags and bandanas  will be given out to the first 200 dogs.  There will be dog contests for best costume, best tail wag, best bark and more! This event will also be filled with lots of fun games, vendors, entertainment, dog demonstrations, raffle prizes and of course yummy treats!

It’s going to be a fun  filled day for all dogs and dog owners!  It is nice to live in such a dog friendly city like beautiful  Anacortes, WA!

Are You Smarter Than Your Dog?

Are you smarter than your dog?

If not, I know someone who is—at least more often than I am.  That’s why I love my Anacortes friend and dog trainer, Debbie Exley so much!  She works very hard at being smarter than our dogs, and when “smarts” don’t quite work, usually Debbie’s enthusiasm, energy, creativity,  and obvious affection for her “students” seem to win them over.

If you live in Anacortes or the Skagit Valley and need a wonderful dog trainer, you can contact Debbie at 360-421-5968.  Debbie is a Certified Dog Trainer and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  She stresses Positive-Based Dog Training for puppies and adult dogs.

Class curriculums cover the core obedience skills:  Sit, Down, Stay, Come!, Loose-Leash Walk, and Leave It” in addition to “Good Manners” behaviors.  Private sessions are available for problem issues, such as the one we have been experiencing with our young goldendoodle not wanting to jump into the back of our vehicle.  At this moment in time, the combined intelligence of Debbie, my husband, and me IS greater than our dog’s!  Debbie always had “one more idea”, and we thank her!

If you would like to know about “Smarter than Your Dog” or help with a dog-friendly move to Anacortes, please call me.

Linda Harris, Broker
Coldwell Banker Bain-Anacortes

2011 Bark in the Park Winner!

And the winner is…

Watch the 2011 Coldwell Banker Island Living Bark in the Park drawing!

Rebecca Kaplan, Oak Harbor resident, won the 2011 Coldwell Banker Island Living Bark in the Park drawing!











We had such a great time this year and enjoyed seeing everyone there.  We thank you all for coming by the Coldwell Banker Island Living booth!


Please stop by the Coldwell Banker Island Living office any time.  Our agents would love to help you with your real estate needs!