D-Backs' 'Bark in the Park' misses Guinness mark

Posted at 3:22 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 20:53:54-04

An attempt at a world record fell short Sunday at Chase Field.

The Diamondbacks held the club's first 'Bark in the Park' of the year during an afternoon game against the Colorado Rockies. Fans were allowed to bring their four-legged friends to the game, and was part of an attempt at a Guiness world record by Central Garden & Pet and Phoenix-based PetSmart to have the most dogs ever at a sporting event.

Unfortunately, more than 850 dogs was not enough to reach that mark.

Tickets for dogs sold out in advance of the event. Eleven ballparks will hold similar promotions throughout the season.

'Bark in the Park' is not only an opportunity for pet owners to spend time with their dogs while taking in a game, it's also to highlight the need to adopt animals.  Former baseball manager and Chief Baseball Officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tony La Russa, serves as the program's ambassador.