PetSmart, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Nylabone and AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods have teamed up to set a Guinness World Records title for the most dogs attending a sporting event. They will need 1,000 dogs needed to set the world record.

The attempt will be officiated by a Guinness World Records adjudicator and takes place Sunday, May 1, when the D-backs host the Colorado Rockies. This Sunday is also the national kick-off of Bark at the Park, a traveling 12 game dog-friendly program where dog-loving fans can bring their best friends to a baseball game at stadiums across America.

The group’s aim is to host 1,000 dogs at Chase Field on May 1. According to theGuinness World Records organization, this is the first official attempt for this record. The Guinness World Records adjudicator will account for the dogs entering Chase Field and is expected to call the record by the end of the second inning.


11 a.m. — the Bark at the Park Doggie Activity Center will open complete with dog-friendly Ice Cream with kibble toppings and PetSmart’s Pet Expressions stenciling of D-backs and other MLB logos.

11:45 a.m. — pre-game Puppy Parade around warning track on the field

1:10 p.m. — first pitch*

Guinness World Records announcement (if record is set): approximately 2nd inning.

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