PetWalk!

PetWalk!

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 - 2pm. Hundreds of Rhode Islanders and their pets come together for our signature event, Pet Walk. There will be family fun activities including pet games and contests, activities for kids and fabulous prizes!

Online Fundraising...Easy & Fun!

REGISTER HERE! to create your own (free) fundraising web page with a personal message and photo! You'll be able to start fundraising by sending your page link to facebook, twitter and email friends and family asking them to support your participation in Pet Walk. Need help? No problem! Contact Connie at ckile@parl.org and she'll be happy to assist you in setting it up!

Register Online TODAYl! - Register as an Individual or as a Pack! Registration is $20 which includes lunch AND an event t-shirt!

Register as an Individual

Got an independent spirit? Register and start your own personal fundraising today! Create your own online fundraising page at www.parl.kintera.org/petwalk Ask friends, co-workers and family to sponsor you online! REGISTER HERE!

Register as a Pack!

Gather 2 or more Pack members...friends, family and/or co-workers. Register your Pack online at www.parl.kintera.org/petwalk Members of a Pack can then build their own personal fundraising web pages. All Pack members’ funds go toward one Pack goal! Packs who reach or exceed the goal of $500 can also compete for the Pack Grand Prize! REGISTER HERE!

More ways to fundraise!

Download your Pledge Form here! - Packs and Individuals can also use a pledge sheet and hit the streets! Ask folks at local businesses, coffee shops and even your hairdresser! There are animal lovers everywhere!

Not an online person? Want to register and fundraise offline?

No problem! You can Download your Pledge Form here! and start today! Ask friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you today! Registration can be done at Pet Walk or you can download an event brochure and complete the form inside and mail to PARL!

Top Fundraising Prizes!

stay tuned for great prizes!

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 for our AMAZINGLY HUGE RAFFLE!

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!

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 - Tons of NEW activities for the kids this year! Check back soon for 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 a part of your registration fee!

Mutt’s Marketplace - Here's who's coming (so far!) Benny & Jack, Camp Bow Wow, Jus Labs, North Paws & West Paws Veterinary, PetValu andMoriarty’s Fence Company. Stay tuned for more fun stuff happening in our Mutt’s Marketplace!

Fundraising Incentives!

This year, more of your fundraising dollars will go towards the critical programs and services at PARL! We will not be giving away fundraising incentives...the only incentive that matters is that more of your donor dollars WILL help even more animals this year! We are however giving away great prizes each Friday for online fundraising winners! Check out our facebook page for more posts about Friday Top Fundraisers!

Saturday Pet Walk(s) in the Park!

Something new! We're inviting all Pet Walk fundraisers to meet up every week for "Saturday Pet Walks in the Park"! Grab your dog and come meet fellow pet lovers for an early morning walk aroud a different Rhode Island park each week! It's a great way to meet new friends AND strategize on how to raise the most $$ for the animals! Starts at 9:00am sharp (well, kinda...it is pretty early)! Here's the schedule:

  • Saturday, August 19 ~ India Point Park
  • Saturday, August 27 ~ Goddard State Park
  • Saturday, September 3 ~ India Point Park
  • Saturday, September 10 ~ Lincoln Woods

    Introducing... 2016 "Faces 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!

    Casey’s story ~ My wife came home after work one night and mentioned that her supervisor had a dog that he needed to find him a new home. As the founder /owner of Chi canine human interaction Inc., we met with the family and offered to help rehabilitate Casey, a 2yr old beagle. This very cute beagle was so spoiled. He was the “boss” of everything and everyone, Casey was very territorial and anxious. As a dog behaviorist, I noted that Casey had special behavioral issues that would take a very special family willing to manage his case. We, the chi family, decided to adopt Casey and help him become a happy, healthy and balanced dog. Casey is now 10 years old - the cutest beagle in the world. As part of our chi fitness club, Casey works out in the pack walk sessions rehabilitating other dogs. He loves off leash hiking in the woods, loves going for boat rides, and laying on the end of the dock, enjoying the breeze and the smell of fresh air of Spring Lake. He has taught us the importance of being calm, patient, and companionate.

    Enso’s story ~ Meet our handsome boy Enso, a 5 year old Doberman Pincher. Enso, aka Thomas, was surrendered to a shelter when he was 1 year old. A wonderful volunteer from the shelter reached out to Chi canine human interaction Inc., and asked if we would be interested in adopting Thomas. At the time, we had recently lost our Doberman and we weren’t ready to adopt another dog. Chi offered the shelter free services to help find Enso the perfect family. The first step in Enso’s evaluation was meeting the chi dogs and participating in a 3 hour pack work out session. Enso was introduced to a pack of dogs. The dogs showered him with lots of smells and licks. The dogs welcomed him into the pack family immediately. This was the beginning of Enso’s new life. Enso was a Doberman that was misunderstood,. After a couple of weekend workouts with the chi dogs, our chi family fell in love and decided to adopt this sweet boy. Enso is a great addition to our family, and the perfect dog in the chi company helping many dogs with behavior issues.

    Junior's story ~ Junior is our little guy, a 5 year old Maltipoo. What can I say, “We are crazy about him”. Junior was a city pup that lived in an apartment with a family that didn’t have much time for him. He was 1 year old when the chi family adopted him. Junior is so cool! Don’t let his small size fool you. He’s got spunk, attitude and his cuteness always puts a big smile on everyone’s faces. Jr loves hiking with all sized dogs, swimming, paddle boarding, and boating. Junior plays a big role in our company Chi canine human interaction Inc., He is very experienced being around all sizes and breeds helping dogs lacking social skills, as well as dogs with fear and insecurities.

    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 including adoption and sheltering services for thousands of animals per year, community outreach, spay/neuter assistance for low-income families, and our free pet food clinic for community pet owners who are struggling to care for their pets.

    Be A Sponsor!

    Sponsoring Pet Walk shows community support and increases brand awareness while reaching a broad demographic of pet owners who are concerned with the welfare of animals in their community. Download your Sponsorship Packet here! For more information, contact Connie Kile at ckile@parl.org.

    Be A Vendor!

    We would like to offer you the opportunity to join us as a vendor in Mutt’s Marketplace – our specialty retail and education arena. By participating in Pet Walk as a vendor your company will have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of Rhode Island and Massachusetts individuals and families and help thousands of animals in need at the same time! Download your Vendor Packet here! For more information, contact Connie Kile at ckile@parl.org.

    Be A Volunteer!

    We need the help of our volunteers to make Pet Walk a great success! The Pet Walk Committee needs YOUR assistance with distribution, donation requests and of course help on the day of Pet Walk! For more information, contact Connie Kile at ckile@parl.org.

    We hope you can all join us at PetWalk 2016 on Saturday, September 17th!

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