"It's great. This is a good turnout. Our 10-year-old daughter somehow knew about this and told us about it," said Nate Freeman, whose family brought their dog Yoshi to the event.
Many took the opportunity to enter a few of the day's contests which included smallest dog, biggest dog, longest dog tail and the dog and owner lookalike contest.
"The best part is the doggie pools, the agility area, and the kids love the bounce house," said Ashley Roux, a member of the Veazie Vet Clinic team.
The Greater Bangor Bark for Life committee set out to raise $10,000 through the event and they successfully exceeded that goal thanks to lots of donations and a whole lot of fundraising by the participating teams.
"We shattered our $10,000 goal. We don't have final numbers for you because there was just so much money we couldn't count it fast enough," Bark for Life committee member Lisa Eldridge explained to the crowd.
And with that, the teams stepped on the track together to end the evening with a one lap walk honoring those who have passed from cancer and those who are still courageously batting the disease.
For more information on the event, including updates and photos, head to the Bark for Life Facebook page.