Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant July 22 at Cromwell Park

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Join us for the 7th Annual 
Walk for Old Dogs 
and 
Old Dog Pageant 
Sunday, July 22, 11:00am - 3:00pm 

CROMWELL PARK SHORELINE 
Shoreline 98133 

Old dogs, young dogs, and people of all ages welcome!


At its heart, the Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant is a celebration of all senior dogs.

Each step of the Walk for Old Dogs, a promenade around a 1/3-mile paved path in Shoreline’s Cromwell Park, signifies support for the hundreds of senior dogs now safe in Old Dog Haven’s care, and whose medical needs are being addressed.

Each dollar raised brings us closer to saving another senior dog that has been surrendered or abandoned in their advanced years.

The goal of this annual fundraising event, now in its seventh year, is to raise enough funds to cover one month of veterinary expenses for the 300+ dogs in our network of private foster homes in Western Washington.

The vast majority of dogs taken in by Old Dog Haven are in urgent need of quality veterinary care. Currently, that care averages Old Dog Haven $90,000 per month.

Registration is just $25 and includes free entry for contestants in the Old Dog Pageant and Dachshund Race for Rescue. Online pre-registration is strongly recommended for quicker check-in - which means more time to visit our sponsor and vendor booths, enjoy a tasty treat from our food vendors (for both pets and people) and mingle with our many two- and four-legged guests!


What began seven 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 see it to believe it! Please join us for a very special walk in the park.

Activities planned for the event include:

Dachshund Race for the Rescue (Free) Open to dachshunds of all ages. Three race categories: Pros: dachshunds that have placed in any race in prior years, Rookies: dachshunds that haven’t run a race to placement, and Alumni: any dachshund foster, Final Refuge or adoptee of Old Dog Haven. Sign up at the Walk by 11:45.

Old Dog Pageant (Free) Oldest Dog in Attendance, Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Begging Face)

Food trucks, including Seattle’s nationally recognized, The Seattle Barkery, (the food truck for dogs), will be there.

Pet-related vendors

Old Dog Haven T-shirts, sweatshirts and much more will also be available for purchase.

Prizes will be awarded for the three top fundraising teams, the three top individual fundraisers, newest Old Dog Haven foster family and Pageant winners.

Schedule of Events

  • 11:00am: Event Begins!
  • 12:15 - 12: 45pm: Dachshund Race for Rescue!
  • 12:45 - 1:00pm: Welcome - Remarks by emcee Ardeth De Vries
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm: Old Dog Pageant and Awards
  • 2:00pm: Recognition of the ODH Walk fundraising superstars
  • 2:15pm: The Walk for Old Dogs
  • 3:00pm: Thank you and tail wags until next year!

The outstanding success of the Walk for Old Dogs and Old Dog Pageant is due to the generosity of our event participants, sponsors, and vendors. Donations are tax-deductible.

Information or registration here

To learn more about Old Dog Haven and the dogs living comfortable lives in the safety of our loving foster homes, see the information here

Interested in providing a permanent foster home for a senior dog? If you’d like more information about fostering for Old Dog Haven please check our website.



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