It's a Wrap!

Lots of fun was had at #PetWalk2016! Thank you to all the fundraisers, attendees, sponsors, vendors and volunteers who came out today to support PARL!

Mark your calendars! Saturday, September 17th at Roger Williams Park, PARL will kick-off its 28th Annual Pet Walk! Join us at the Temple to Music located in Roger Williams Park at 1000 Elmwood Ave in Providence from 10am - 1:30pm. Hundreds of Rhode Islanders and their pets come together for family fun activities including pet games and contests, raffles and really cool prizes! All proceeds benefit shelter animals and our community programs and services.

Top Fundraising Prizes!

Individuals Top Fundraising Prizes!

  • First Place - TWO round-trip Southwest tickets!
  • 2nd Place - 4 tickets to King Richard's Faire
  • 3rd Place - PARL Swag Basket

    Pack Top Fundraising Prizes!

  • First Place - An afternoon tea at The Duck & Bunny for up to 10 people!
  • Second Place - An after-work pool party at Jillian's of Boston for up to 20 people
  • Third Place - PARL Swag Basket

    Schedule of Events!

    10:00 AM - Registration & Morning Activities Check-in at the registration booth and turn in your pledge sheet and money raised and pick up your event t-shirt! Dress up your pet in costume, register for the contest and win prizes! This year's theme is “Work Out Gear!” Be sure to shop in our Mutt’s Marketplace, sign up for Canine Activities and enjoy the many fun activities that await you! Don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets!

    11:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies & Canine Costume Contest

    12:00 PM - Walk Begins! Walk with your buddy, walk in honor of your favorite feline or in memory of a past pal! It’s a beautiful scenic walk through Roger Williams Park! Water stations and rest stops are along the way.

    1:00 PM - Lunch & Canine Competitions and Activities continue. Participate in one of the canine competitions! Have fun! Win prizes!

    1:30 PM - Awards, Grand Prizes & Raffle Drawing! Individual and Pack prizes awarded to the Top Fundraisers! Raffle prizes!

    Event Happenings!

  • Canine Costume Contest!- This year’s theme is “Work Out Gear!” We wanna see some creative pooches out there! Show off your dog’s style and compete for super cool prizes! First place is a $25 gift card to Pet Valu!

  • Canine Competitions & Activities! - Sponsored by the RI Dog Trainers Network your pup can participate in many short scheduled activities like “Brain Games”, “Backyard Agility” and more!

  • Doggie Day Spa - Pamper your pup on this great day of fun-draising! Your pooch can enjoy a free massage from Spirit Animal Massage, nail clippings from Big River Veterinary Services and treats galore!

  • Kid’s Kennel - PARL kids will have lots of fun at our Kids Kennel including an obstable course and fun clicker games!

  • Raffle! - Cool prizes like Starbucks gift cards, Gamm Theater tickets, Water Wizz passes, Comedy Connection Show Packages, Bowling packages and so much more!

  • Puppy & People Chow Tent - Enjoy some morning snacks and then join us for lunch just after the walk! Lunch is provided by Dave’s Marketplace and is included in the registration fee!

  • Mutt’s Marketplace - Here's who's coming! Benny & Jack, Camp Bow Wow, Jus Labs, West Paws Veterinary Center, North PawsVeterinary Center, PetValu, Moriarty’s Fence Company, RI Home Collection, B101 IHeartRadio, Spirit Animal Massage, Woofies Dog Bakery, Faithful Friends Pet Crematory, Portraits by Kerrie, The Houndstooth LLC, Winks & Whiskers Bark Republic, Big River Veterinary Services and PARL's swag booth!

    Introducing... 2016 "Face(s) of Pet Walk" - Casey, Enso & Junior!

    PARL’s signature event, The Rescue, was held earlier this year and includes a really special live auction prize called the “Face of Pet Walk”. PARL supporters “bid their tails off” to see their dog on 2016 Pet Walk promotional materials. ...And the winner this year is Nini Silva and her three dogs Casey, Enso & Junior! Unfortunately Casey wasn't feeling well for the photo shoot but we had a blast with Enso and Junior. They were happy to provide us with amazing shots to help promote our fundraising event! Meet the Face(s) of Pet Walk on Saturday! Casey, Enso, Junior and their Mom will be leading the walk!

    Where will PetWalk dollars go?

    Here at PARL, our fundraising goal is to raise the continuous and essential funding which supports our many animal welfare programs and services including re-homing and adoption services for thousands of animals per year, pet retention programs, re-homing spay/neuter services for cats, dogs and rabbits, and our community Pet Food Pantry which offers temporary relief for pet owners who are struggling to take care of their pets.

    We hope to see you at PetWalk 2016 on Saturday, September 17th!