Community Dog Walk for Pasadena Humane Society Sets $325,000 Goal
Get your walking shoes on and grab a leash, it’s Wiggle Waggle Walk time! Animal lovers and their canine friends are invited to the Pasadena Humane Society (PHS) and SPCA’s 18th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl. The Walk will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Walkers can choose either a one-mile or three-mile route around the outside of the Rose Bowl stadium, before enjoying event festivities including K-9 and agility demonstrations, pet-related vendors, contests, and food trucks until noon. Participants do not need a dog to join the fun, just a desire to help animals.
Organizers hope to raise $325,000 from the event, which will provide food, shelter, and medical care to the nearly 12,000 homeless animals taken in by the PHS every year.
Walkers can create a team, join an existing team, or register as an individual on the new Wiggle Waggle Walk website. Event registration is $25 per person and includes an event t-shirt, bib, and bandana for your dog.
Participants can build a personal fundraising page and invite family, friends, and co-workers to join the fun. The more money a walker raises, the more prizes they earn.
“The Walk brings together people from all parts of our community,” says Carol Kirby, chairman of the PHS board of directors. “It helps fund the shelter and gives us all a chance to celebrate the joy of dogs.”
Early bird registration is open now until Sept. 12 and includes a discounted registration fee and an opportunity to pick up your t-shirt and prizes before the Walk.
Event-day registrations opens at 8 a.m., the walk will begin at 9 a.m., and the festivities last until noon. Brookside Park is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena.
For more information, visit www.wigglewagglewalk.org.