Grab a leash, throw on some tie-dye and dig out those bellbottoms! Join the Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA), October 1, for their Eighteenth Annual “Grateful” Dog Walk and Pet Fair. Event will take place on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey, 10-2 p.m.
Last year’s walk was their biggest and best yet attracting more than 2,500 people and their pets and raising over $140,000 for the homeless animals in their care!
Event activities include:
- WOOFstock-themed music and activities
- Animal-friendly vendors
- Bow-wow pet boutiques
- Rescue groups
- Pet info booths
- Live music by The Wag and Underground Junction with Steven Bauer
- Canine PUPtuals at the Doggie Wedding Chapel
- Doggie costume contest
- Activity for children, including face painting, and arts and crafts
- Photo opportunities for you and your pet
- 50/50 raffle drawing
- Dog agility course
- Frisbee aerialist Tyronne and AbbyDoodle with Bob Warwick
- Police Canine Demonstrations
- Food and refreshments for people and pets
- Camp Bow Wow
- Jodes Happy Tails
- Kim Levin Photography
- MCSPCA Calendar
- Monmouth County Underdogs
- Project Animal Worldwide
- Save U.S. Pets Foundation
- Wonder Bar
Those attending the walk with a dog must raise a minimum of $25 in pledges, or pay $30 admission at the door. Register online at mcspcadogwalk.org, set up a free fundraising webpage and collect pledges from friends and family on behalf of your dog. Collect the most pledges and your dog will be featured as the 2012 Honorary Chairdog, to appear in the logo for next year’s walk. Last year’s winner rasied more than $6000. Her dogs Keaton and Sydney will be featured this year on dog walk t-shirts, bandanas, flyers, banners and billboards throughout Monmouth County!
The top three fundraisers will also receive seven nights of luxury Caribbean resort accommodations for up to two rooms at Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines, St. James’s Club in Antiqua and The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua, generously donated by Elite Island Resorts.
This will be Red Bank Veterinary Hospital’s (RBVH) eighth year as Corporate Partner for the Dog Walk & Pet Fair. RBVH provides medical care at reduced fees for the animals residing at the shelter, and generously has contributed to the building renovation through their sponsorship of the RBVH Community Room. Also sponsoring this year’s walk are Sea Girt Animal Hospital, Middletown Animal Hospital and When Doody Calls.
The Dog Walk & Pet Fair is the Monmouth County SPCA’s largest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds allow them to care for thousands of homeless animals throughout Monmouth County.
For more information about the walk, please contact Development Coordinator Stephanie Attaway via e-mail at email@example.com or call 732-420-1558. You can also visit their event website at mcspcadogwalk.org.