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, 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.
Paws in the Park Schedule of Events
Registration - 9:00am to 10:00am
Walk the park - 10:15am - 11:00am Receive 1 free raffle ticket for completing all 4 laps!
Canine Good Citizen Test - 9am-3pm Is your pup considered a Good Dog in public? Let’s see if they pass the test! Offered by Mason Dixon K9 for only $25 you can have your furbaby registered as a good canine with the AKC.
As You Wish Face Painting by Cate Bryson - 10:00am - 2:00pm Creative designs sure to delight kids of all ages
Caricatoonz by John Sprague - 10:00am - 2:00pm -Personal Caricatures
Extreme Balloons Presentation - Enjoy Steve Gambrill’s walking around making balloon creations from 11:00am- 1:00 pm.
Pet Costume Contest - 1:00pm Dress up your pet and have the opportunity to win a prize!
Announce Winners - 1:00 pm
Announce Raffle and 50/50 Winners - 2:15pm
Event Ends - 3:00 pm
Photo Set Up by the Water
Kids Games and Crafts
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Team Fundraiser
Largest Walking Team
Top Team Fundraiser
Best Dog Costume Overall
Most Adorable Dog Costume
Most Creative Dog Costume
Most Talented Dog Tricks
Top 3 Finalists in Dog Musical Hoops
Thanks to Our Sponsors
The Costello Family
Laura Ibers, in memory of Solo
Mendy & Bruce Goodman, in memory of Gunner Lee Goodman
Kim Mackins, in memory of Mason & Dixie
In memory of Alexus Westmoreland
In memory of Bobby Clifton
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the online fundraising deadline?
Thursday, September 15, 2022, 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 17th
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 bring my dog(s)?
Yes! If your dog is 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.
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 participants who register before midnight on August 28, 2022 will get a 9th Annual Paws in the Park T-Shirt.
What’s the online registration deadline to get my exclusive 9th Annual Paws in the Park Fundraiser T-shirt?
Custom T-shirts will be ordered only for those who register before midnight on August 28, 2022.
Can I purchase a 9th 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 28, 2022.
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 walk through the park?
Every effort is made to start the walk on time. We encourage everyone to arrive early.
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