Walk Activities

Scheduled Activities

The 5K begins at 10:30: You’ll start from Democracy Park and run through Keystone. Four-legged friends are welcome!

The Walk starts at 11:15:  The mile-long route takes you out of the meadow onto the Keystone Trail and back to the shelter. We’ll start you off from the balloon arch in the meadow, so gather near the mainstage.  *Dachshund Dash: take the shorter walk route for little legs around the outside of the meadow.

Adoption Dog Parades at Noon. We'll showcase shelter dogs on the mainstage and give you their stories.

On-going Activities

Vendor Village is open all day on the meadow. Visit this tent city of sponsors who have great giveaways and information on pet products and services.

  • Doggie Paw Painting: Is your pooch a Picasso?  Visit the Friends Forever Booth and leave with a priceless work of art.
  • Team up with Gentle Doctor:  They'll have you thinking about a tropical vacation in their beach themed booth.
  • Picture Perfect : Pose with your best friend and get a keepsake photo of your great day at the Urgent Pet Care Photo Booth. 

Beer Garden open all day: Come enjoy libations in this adult area that is behind the fence to the left of the mainstage. A band will be performing in the beer garden starting at 1 p.m. The beer garden will close at 3 p.m.

Club 500 open all day on the meadow: This VIP tent offers mimosas, treats and prime viewing of all the day’s activities. Raise $500 and you are an automatic member!

Burgers N Dogs: Just the thing to fill you up after your run or walk.

Flealess Market: Check out our silent auction of cool stuff.  Credit cards accepted and every cent goes to the animals.

Rescue Groups: See what local volunteer organizations do to help homeless animals. Meet adoptable dogs and check out your favorite breeds.

Kids Zone fun includes a rock climbing wall, bounce house, balloon man, junior dog training, critter fun, scavenger hunt and much more! 

Walk for the Animals is family fun for everyone—even the dog!