Sacramento SPCA’s Doggy Dash won’t be a walk in the park this year—but it can be a walk in your own neighborhood!
For its 27th annual fundraiser, SSPCA is encouraging everyone to join in its 2K/5K on Saturday, June 27 by participating virtually: After preregistering, you take your dog on a morning walk in your neighborhood, park or favorite hiking trail, and log on to enjoy the live online festivities.
In doing so, you’ll not only get in your 10,000 steps that day but support SSPCA’s ongoing efforts to offer direct care to 35,000 animals annually in our community.
Last year’s Doggy Dash attracted 5,000 walkers and their dogs to William Land Park for the 2K/5K and Bark in the Park, a festival full of dog-friendly activities, vendors and rescue groups. This year’s Doggy Dash was originally scheduled for late April, but when all large-scale events were prohibited to help slow the spread of Covid-19, organizers ultimately decided to “releash” it as a virtual event that still included the walk. The dogs would have it no other way!
Registration is $35 for individuals, $45 to join a team, and can be done right up to the day of the event by visiting the Doggy Dash registration page on the SSPCA website. T-shirt and packet pickup takes place June 24–26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the new Land Park Pet Food Express at 4710 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento.
Then on June 27, tune in to the SSPCA’s Facebook page for a live broadcast at 9 a.m. featuring SSPCA CEO Kenn Altine, special guests and adoptable furry friends. You can share photos and videos of your walk (use hashtag #DASHRELEASED), shop the virtual vendor fair, participate in games and contests, and attend an afternoon after “pawty” at At Ease and Bike Dog breweries.
Even during a pandemic, we can show up for the pups!