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Doggie Dash to Raise Funds

Mar 26, 2024 02:06PM ● By Annie Kerr
Image courtesy of Sacramento SPCA

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The largest 5K/2K dog walk and festival event in the Sacramento area is right around the corner. On April 20, the Sacramento SPCA will hold the 31st annual Doggy Dash at William Land Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Doggy Dash is a widely beloved event in the Sacramento area and is a great way to not only have a fun day with your furry friend, but also contribute to the efforts of the SPCA to save and care for animals in need.

Participation in the Doggy Dash helps the Sacramento SPCA provide direct care for more than 40,000 animals each year in the community. Funds raised at this event provide medical care to sick or injured animals, low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter services, behavior training, humane education programs and so much more.

Registration is now open for the Doggy Dash, with options to register as an individual or as a team. Individual walkers pay $35, while teams pay $45. With registration comes a short-sleeved T-shirt and admission into the festival afterwards. On the day of the Doggy Dash, registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the 2K/5K walk leaves at 10:00 a.m. Note: registration is $50 on the day of. It is required that all dogs be up to date on their vaccinations to participate.

 Support all the furry friends of Sacramento by participating in the Doggy Dash. Photo courtesy of Sacramento SPCA

Immediately following the walk, stay and play at the Bark in the Park festival and enjoy K-9 demonstrations, contests, and more than 100 sponsor and vendor booths to visit, sample and purchase pet-friendly products and more. Bark at the Park Festival admission is free for registered Doggy Dash walkers. There is a $5 suggested donation for anyone not registered to walk upon entering the festival area.

As of press time, $81,000 has already been raised for the 2024 Doggy Dash, with a goal of $222,500.

The park is located on the corner of Sutterville Rd. and Freeport Blvd.

For tickets, registration, donations, and more information, refer to the SPCA Doggy Dash website.


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