Friday, July 22, 2016
|Marvin won the prize for Best Costume|
The Walk was a fundraiser hosted by Old Dog Haven and over $117,000 was raised by the event!
All of the money raised helps to pay veterinary expenses--which average about $80,000 per month—for the 304 senior dogs in Old Dog Haven’s care.
|The 3rd Place Team contained Meka (right)|
who took the prize (with owner) for best decorated stroller
The top three fundraising teams and the top three individual fundraisers led the walk, flags held high as they balanced their prizes while holding leashes. The top fundraising team — T-Town Dogs — raised $15,955 for the dogs and the top individual fundraiser — Peabody Johansen — raised $4,750.
|Sandy and Phil Krutsinger|
Dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes, and mobility enjoyed an afternoon in the park with the people who love them. They competed in contests, had free massages, nail trims, scarfed down goodies from the Seattle Barkery, socialized, met new friends, fished tennis balls out of wading pools to keep cool and just loved being there.
|Oldest dog Oliver|
with John Schumacher
Photo by SeattleDogSpot
All dogs were eligible to enter contests in the Pageant, which produced winners in the categories of Best Costume, Best Trick and 30 Yard Lollygag. Prizes and ribbons were award to the top three winners in each category.
Old Dog Haven is grateful to the community for supporting their efforts, including sponsors for the event, media contacts, people who donated prizes, volunteers, organizers, and everyone who helped make the day such a resounding success. Paws up to all of you!