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 - 11am Receive a free raffle ticket for every lap
Canine Good Citizen Test - 9am-2pm 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 - 10am - 2:00pm Creative designs sure to delight kids of all ages
Extreme Balloons Presentation - Enjoy Steve Gambrill’s walking around making balloon creations from 11am- 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 - 1:15pm
Event Ends - 2:00 pm
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Team Fundraiser
Best Dog Costume
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Thom, Lynne &
C & H Sanders
Bings Bakery | Harford Financial Group | Purnell Body Shop | My Eternal Paw Prints | R.T. Foard Funeral Home | Bemark US | Walkers Pest Control | Lee Ann Nelson Physical Therapy | North East Animal Hospital | Cruise and Travel by Donna | Tarzan Tree | Bellawood Kennels | Atlantic Sun Screen Printing |Stern & Eisenberg | Rhino Linings of Delaware | The Glen Paisley & Matthew Carl Team, Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors | Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club | State Farm Karen Michaels
In Memory of Gunner Lee Goodman | Hugs From Matt | In Memory of Norman Harris & His Granddogs | In Memory of my Dad Edmund L Nawrocki | In Memory of Solo | In Memory of my best buddy Winston | In Memory of Joe Breen
Designs After Dark | Maryland Farm Girl Company | Bee My Voice | Mom-Mom's Handmade Gifts and Gifts Made with Love | EXIT Preferred Realty | Simply Fun | Holly's Tie Designs | Mad Ginger Craft & Co. | Busy B Creations | Caro Boutique & More | Polished Paws- Color Street | Scentsy | Wags & Whiskers Crafts | Bow Tie Atticus | Pink Zebra with Alena | Trisha's Midnight Creations | Paws for People | Art by Miss T | Cecil County Animal Services | The 8 Paws Bakery | Mommy's Tumblers & T-Shirts | Woo Doggie | Usborne Books & More | Nats Nifty Jewelry | Arbonne | Mason Dixon K9 | R&K Sterling Jewelry | Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue | Epicure | Ani J | $5 Bling- Paparazzi Jewelry | Century 21 Realty | Vibrantly Beautiful with Val | Sandy's VIP CBD Products | Fresh Sources Farms | Riley Grace Creations | The Journey to Furever- TGT Press Books | Snobby Girls Shop | Oma's Crochetions | Pampered Chef | Ram Bam Bakery | Knotting it Up | The Snuggle Bug Shop | Bing's Bakery | Simply Stitched Embroidery Boutique | Fetch! Pet Care- Greater New Castle | Honey B Gems | Firre Scents | Life Expressions Decor | Sipology | Parker's Pals | She's Crafty Door Decor | Dumpster Cats Rescue League | Lavender and Clay | Created Sunrise Designs | Nature Glow Soy Candles | The Hero Rescue | Renee's Rescues, Inc. | Adoption Option Dog Rescue, Inc. | It's Dog on Good, LLC | Crafting by Courtney | Shadow Cats TNR | Sit Means Sit Dog Training | The Sweetest Stitch Crochet | Coastal Creations | Cape Pharmacy | 8 Paws 2 Hands | J&Co Dog Rescue | Treats by Zeets | Farmhouse Decor | Mined Over Matter | Cecil County Department of Emergency Services | Luna's House, Inc. | NeeNee's NickNacks | Mimi and Rae Doggie Treats | Tastefully Simple | Mary Kay | Trenchard Photography | Beloff Boutique | Gifts by Gracie | The Crafty Dragon US | Crafts by Jenn | Sew Exceptional | Connie's Crafts | Natalie's Pet Designs | AlliLeftStudios | C&S Taxi | Sweet Paws Dog Bakery | Boy Scout Eagle Project with LARG | Rebecca's Decorative Soaps | Wickless Scents by Susan | Madison Treats and Sweets | Creations by Montana | Academy of Dog Training and Agility | State Farm- Karen Michaels |
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the online fundraising deadline?
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 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 18th
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 registrants will get an 8th Annual Paws in the Park T-Shirt.
What’s the online registration deadline to get my exclusive 8th Annual Paws in the Park Fundraiser T-shirt?
Custom T-shirts will be ordered only for those who register before midnight on August 29, 2021.
Can I purchase a 8th 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, 2021.
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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