Help House of Hope Animal Rescue raise funds to save more deserving dogs from high kill shelters, provide them with the medical care they need and place them with loving families. Join us for a day of family fun including a 1M Furry Scurry, vendors, demonstrations, raffles, entertainment, food trucks, and more!
Well-behaved, leashed furry family members are always welcome.
This event provides House of Hope with the majority of the funding we rely upon for the following year to fulfill our mission to save the lives of dogs who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in high-kill shelters.
100% of the funds raised go to our dogs. Your donation and fundraising efforts help pay for medical treatment, transportation, and foster supplies.
85% of our dogs are heartworm positive. The treatment averages $1,500 per dog while our adoption fees are only 20% of this cost alone.
House of Hope frequently donates dogs to be trained as emotional support or service dogs and we don't charge in those situations.
Yes! I'll be there to join in the fun!
The more the merrier! Join an existing team or start your own.
Paws in the Park Schedule of Events
Registration - 9:00am to 10:00am
1M Furry Scurry - 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Pet Costume Contest - 1:00pm
Dress up your pet and have the opportunity to win a prize!
(Participants must be a registered walker who donated or raised at least $10 for the Furry Scurry)
Announce Winners - 1:00 pm
Announce Raffle and 50/50 Winners - 1:30pm
Event Ends - 2:00 pm
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Team Fundraiser
Best Dog Costume
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Purnell Body Shop Harford Financial Group Bruce Hechmer, Long & Foster
Bauguess Electrical Services, Inc. Pet Valu
Pet Styles of Elkton
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the online fundraising deadline?
Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 12 noon.
How do I win cool prizes?
Visit our event website for opportunities to win valuable prizes for reaching fundraising goals.
What if a friend wants to make a donation after the online fundraising deadline?
Bring their donation to the Walk registration table on Saturday, September 14.
What is the HOH Tax ID number?
Can I drop off donations at the Event?
Yes, please deliver all donations to the registration tent.
Can I raise money even if I can’t attend?
Yes, absolutely! Register as a Virtual Walker, create your own personalized fundraising page and ask for support from friends and family.
If I register as a Virtual Walker, when will I receive my T-Shirt?
T-Shirts will be mailed out by September 20, 2019.
If I register as a Virtual Walker, and I find I'm able to attend in person, what should I do?
We'd love to have you there in person! Just send an email to email@example.com to let us know you'll be there so we can have your shirt for you at the Event.
Can I bring my dog(s)?
Yes! If your dog is licensed, leashed, and up-to-date on vaccinations, we'd love to see them there! We ask that female dogs that are in season not attend. All dogs should be sociable and comfortable in crowds. For your safety and the safety of your dog, we kindly request that you not bring your dog on a retractable leash. Water stations will be provided throughout the park.
Can I attend without my dog? Yes!
Can I bring a dog that wasn't rescued by House of Hope?
Yes! All dogs are welcome. See "Can I bring my dog(s)?"
Will dogs be available for adoption at the Event?
Yes! Fosters will bring dogs available for adoption. Look for dogs with "adopt me" bandanas. If interested, please complete our online adoption application prior to the Event. All normal adoption procedures will still apply.
Will I get a T-Shirt?
Yes! All registrants, both in person and virtual walkers, will get an 7th Annual Paws in the Park T-Shirt.
What’s the online registration deadline to get my exclusive 7th Annual Paws in the Park Fundraiser T-shirt?
Custom T-shirts will be ordered only for those who register before midnight on August 29, 2019.
Can I purchase a 7th Annual Paws in the Park Fundraiser T-shirt at the event?
Sorry, but no. If you want an exclusive event T-shirt, you must register online before midnight on August 29, 2019.
What is the registration fee on the day of the event?
$35 for adults, $10 for children
Will there be food?
Absolutely! Food and drinks will be available for sale at the Walk. No alcohol will be sold or permitted.
If I arrive late, can I join the 1M Furry Scurry?
Every effort is made to start the Furry Scurry on time. We encourage everyone to arrive early.