Old Dog Haven’s 8th Annual Walk for Old Dogs breaks all their fundraising records

Monday, July 29, 2019

Best Costume- 3rd prize- Chancellor as Elton John


Text by Ardith Devries
Photos by Bev Bowe and Joe Myers

Well over 500 people and their dogs strutted their stuff at Old Dog Haven’s Walk for Old Dogs at Cromwell Park in Shoreline on July 21, 2019.

The Walk was a fundraiser hosted by Old Dog Haven and over $120,000 was raised by the event! All of the money raised helps to pay veterinary expenses for the over 325 senior dogs in Old Dog Haven’s care. 

1st place Individual fundraiser- Peabody Johanson and ODH dog Banjo

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 — The Whoville Misfits — raised $16, 235 for the dogs and the top individual fundraiser — Peabody Johanson — raised $11,270.

1st place team fundraisers Whoville Misfits

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.

Newest foster family Megan D'Anna and Joel Peterson
 
The newest permanent foster family in attendance — less than a month — Megan D’Anna and Joel Peterson -- were introduced along with their foster dog Trixie. Foster parents are always needed. Go to the Old Dog Haven website for more information about fostering.

KayCee oldest dog
 
The oldest dog in attendance was ODH Final Refuge dog KayCee who is Old Dog Haven’s longest resident dog and is 21 years old! 

Best Trick- 1st prize- Cooper

All dogs were eligible to enter contests in the Pageant, which produced winners in the categories of Best Costume, Best Trick and Musical Chairs. Prizes and ribbons were awarded 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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