Walk your dog to raise funds for Old Dog Haven

Monday, June 20, 2016

Old Dog Haven 5th Annual Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant 
Sunday, July 17, 11:00-3:00
Cromwell Park
18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline 98133
Registration fee: $25 (includes a Walk tote bag)
Old Dogs, young dogs, and people of all ages welcome!

The Walk for Old Dogs is Old Dog Haven’s biggest annual fundraiser. Vet bills to care for the senior 300 dogs in permanent foster care average about $80,000 per month and every penny raised at the Walk will be used to help the dogs.

What began five years ago as a way to raise money and provide an opportunity for people who love old dogs to spend time together has morphed into the largest gathering of old dogs ever held anywhere in the U.S.

You have to be there to believe it!

Last year, in spite of record-breaking heat, over 400 people and their dogs came to not only support Old Dog Haven but to celebrate the value of old dogs in our community. (The dogs cooled off in kiddy pools around the park and they’ll be available again this year.)

Dogs of every imaginable breed and size walked on four legs, three legs, hauled carts, rode in strollers, wore costumes, socialized, made new friends, smiled their best dog smiles, and loved being celebrated by their families.

And … over $90,000 was raised!

This event is an experience you won’t want to miss. The Walk is a fun 1/3 mile promenade to celebrate with our senior dogs. It's a nice stroll on a paved path along lawns and fields. Walk as much (or as little) as you and your dog prefer. Before the walk you can browse the many sponsor booths (many offering samples and goodies) and pet-related vendors.

Go to the Walk website to register, make a donation if you’re unable to attend (Old Dog Haven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — donations are tax-deductible) and find out everything you need to know about the event.

  • Old Dog Pageant: Best Costume, Best Decorated Stroller, Best Trick, 30 Yard Lollygag
  • Old Dog Haven race car: Every time Gene Melange races at Evergreen Speedway he promotes Old Dog Haven. He’ll be at the Walk with his car, and even though you can’t drive it you and your dog could have your photo taken with the car to show that Old Dog Haven is on the fast track!
  • Pet-related vendors
  • Old Dog Haven t-shirts and books will also be available for purchase.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraising teams, the top three individual fundraisers and Pageant winners.

Food trucks, including nationally recognized The Seattle Barkery, (the food truck for dogs) will be there with ice-pops from Six Strawberries, vegan ice cream sandwiches from The Cookie Cutter, and the Legendary Latke Press sandwiches from Napkin Friends.


11:00-12:00 Registration and Meet Our Sponsors

12:00-12:30 Welcome and Fundraising awards and prizes

12:30-1:00 Walk for Old Dogs

1:00-2:30 Old Dog Pageant and Awards for Pageant Winners

2:30-3:00 Thank You and Farewells


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