Old Dog Haven’s 6th Annual Walk for Old Dogs a HUGE Success

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Well over 400 people and their dogs strutted their stuff at Old Dog Haven’s Walk for Old Dogs at Cromwell Park in Shoreline on July 23.

The Walk was a fundraiser hosted by Old Dog Haven and over $140,000 was raised by the event! 

All of the money raised helps to pay veterinary expenses -- which average about $90,000 per month —for the over 300 senior dogs in Old Dog Haven’s care.

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 — South Paws — raised $28,612 for the dogs and the top individual fundraiser — Peabody Johansen — raised $5,946.

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, played in wading pools to keep cool and just loved being there.

Capt. Marvin piloted his way to a 1st Place
in the Costume category
Founders Judith and Lee Piper were recognized for fostering over 375 dogs during the past 13 years.

Foster parents are always needed. Go to the Old Dog Haven website for more information about fostering.

All dogs were eligible to enter contests in the Pageant, which produced winners in the categories of Best Costume, Best Trick, and Best Dancer. Prizes and ribbons were awarded to the top three winners in each category.

Gretchen Howell organized Dachshund Races to benefit Old Dog Haven.

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!

--Ardeth Devries



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