WHEN: 8 am – 1 pm on Sunday, November 5
WHERE: Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW
WHAT: Animal Humane’s largest fundraiser and signature event – Doggie Dash & Dawdle!
WHO: More than 4,500 human participants and 2,000 canines of all sizes will be in attendance.
WHY: 100% of net proceeds support homeless pets in Animal Humane’s loving care and our growing community programs – it’s not just about dogs! This event also benefits our cats and cat programs too!
Times to Dash & Dawdle:
- 5K Dash at 9 am: The 5K run for humans with, or without, canine running companions . This is a timed race with categories based on age, sex, and running with or without a furry friend. Medals will be awarded.
- 1-Mile Dawdle at 11 am: A fun walk for all ages and breeds — both two and four legged.
Packet Pick Up:
- Saturday, November 4 from 11 am - 4 pm at Sport Systems, located at 6915 Montgomery Blvd. NE.
Click here for more Packet Pick Up info.
Parking & Directions:
Parking is free and there are plenty of spaces available!
Click here for more parking & direction information as well as a map.
Schedule & Activities:
Best Behavior & Etiquette (For Dogs & Humans):
Though we all know our pets will be on their best behavior, here are a few items to keep in mind for your safety and the safety of those around you:
- Well behaved dogs are welcome.
- All dogs must be current on vaccinations to attend.
- Dogs must be on a non-extendable leash (6 feet or less).
- Any dog considered unfit or dangerous can be withdrawn from the event by Doggie Dash & Dawdle staff.
- Participants in the 5K Dash will be disqualified if dogs are pulled across the Finish Line by their humans.
- There will be plenty of water to hydrate thirsty pups and people.
- First Aid will be available for both people & pets. Look for the First Aid tent on the field.