WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — For lovers of baseball and dogs, Sunday’s Nationals game was a perfect mix.
The Nats held their first “Pups in the Park” day of the season, welcoming canines into Nats Park to enjoy an afternoon of baseball with their owners.
Many dogs sported Nationals jerseys, bandannas, collars or leashes to show their support for the hometown team.
Tickets for dog owners cost $22 and the $8 ticket for dogs went straight to the Washington Humane Society. Sunday’s game against the Braves sold out.
Last year’s “Pups in the Park” games raised more than $18,000 for the Humane Society. Each dog-friendly game pays for about one day of the Humane Society taking in animals, said Julie Conway of the Washington Humane Society.
There are three more “Pups in the Park” games planned at Nats Park this season. The next one is Saturday, May 11 against the Chicago Cubs, followed by Sunday, June 9 against the Minnesota Twins and Saturday, Sept. 14 against the Philadelphia Phillies.