Some 5,000 animal lovers will gather with and without their canine companions for the 18th annual Doggy Dash, a 5K or 2K walk to benefit the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on June 4. The event will be held at Sacramento’s beautiful William Land Park.
For 17 years, two- and four-legged participants have attended this event, creating a tradition in Sacramento and transforming the Doggy Dash into one of the biggest “can’t miss” events of the year.
Be sure to stay after the Dash for a Bark at the Park Festival, where you can enter your canine pal in the Pup Show, high-flying Disc Contest, or our ever-popular Pug Races. Visit with pet-friendly businesses, learn about Sacramento-area animal rescue organizations or just have lunch while watching all the action.
The days activities include:
- 5K or 2K walk
- Fifth annual Pug Races
- Pup Shows: Ugliest Dog, Best Wag, Best Smile, Best Kisser, Best Tricks, Most Magnificent Pup and more
- Pet-friendly businesses
- Demonstrations by the Sacramento Police K9 Unit, Sacramento Flyball, Touch and Go and First Fun Agility and the Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate “Disc Toss and Fetch” contest
On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and events begin at 8:30 a.m. and run through 12:20 p.m.
Whether you choose to bring a canine companion or invite a two-legged friend, mark your calendar and join your friends and neighbors for the Doggy Dash and Bark at the Park Festival. By doing so, you will help to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals sheltered at the Sacramento SPCA. Register as a solo participant, start a team or join an existing team. For more information, visit www.sspca.org.