Organizers say Old Dog Haven’s 5th Annual Walk for Old Dogs a HUGE Success

Friday, July 22, 2016

Marvin won the prize for Best Costume
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 17.

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
Longtime Old Dog Haven fosters Sandy and Phil Krutsinger were honored for their dedication and commitment to Old Dog Haven. Sandy started fostering for ODH in 2005 (before she married Phil) and has fostered 71 dogs during the past 11 years! Foster parents are always needed. Go to the Old Dog Haven website for more information about fostering.

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
The oldest dog in attendance was ODH Final Refuge dog Oliver who lives with and is loved by Mary and John Schumacher. Oliver is 20!

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!


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