The Humane Society of Huron Valley's 39th Annual Walk & Wag and Run: a dog walk, 5k run, and essential fundraiser for animals in our community! Have friends and family sponsor you, bring your dog and have a ball celebrating how you've helped the animals this year. See this year's itinerary and map of the activities, games, vendors and sponsors here.

Online registration is closed, but you can still register at the event! Just head to the pavilion when you arrive and look for the "New Registration" sign.

Other Questions? Check out frequently asked questions.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Rain or shine from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Rolling Hills County Park - 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti MI Map it!

Register, then ask friends and family and coworkers to sponsor you! The registration fee helps us afford the event, but the fundraising is really what Walk & Wag is all about. We ask that everyone raise a minimum of $50 (more is appreciated!); these monies help sustain the work that we do for the animals all year round.

Nervous about fundraising? You can do it! Remember: you're not doing it for yourself; you're doing it for the animals. The animals rely on donations in order to get the care they need.

  • See our Fundraising Tips. There may be some you haven't thought of!
  • Hang up posters to tell people about the event. (We have copies at HSHV, too.)
  • Change your Facebook or other social media profile pic to the Walk & Wag logo. Here's one you can download! (Just right click and "Save As")
  • Prefer fundraising offline? Use our fundraising form, then bring your donations to the event.

In addition to helping thousands of animals, you can win one-of-a-kind prizes based on the amount of fundraising you do. Check out these great incentives for fundraising!

  • See our Fundraising Tips. There may be some you haven't thought of!
  • Hang up posters to tell people about the event. (We have copies at HSHV, too.)
  • Change your Facebook or other social media profile pic to the Walk & Wag logo.
  • Prefer fundraising offline? Use our fundraising form, then bring your donations to the event

For the Walkers

  • Remember: you DO NOT need to walk to participate.
  • IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE: Report to the registration table when you arrive. We can take additional donations at that time. OR you can check-in early at HSHV on Friday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m.!
  • IF YOU DID NOT REGISTER ONLINE: Bring your registration fee and any funds raised to the registration table the day of the event.
  • All donations must be submitted by May 19, 2018 to count toward your fundraising goal.
  • Checks should be made payable to the Humane Society of Huron Valley or HSHV.
  • An adult must accompany all children under the age of 14.
  • Dogs will receive a bandana, and they are welcome to walk, too, of course! Please see the rules below about dogs.

For the Runners

  • IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE: Check in at the Registration Pavilion no later than 8:30 a.m. OR you can check-in early at HSHV on Friday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m.!
  • IF YOU DID NOT REGISTER ONLINE: Register at the Registration Pavilion no later than 8:15 a.m.
  • This is a timed 5K run. Here is the course map.
  • Male and female runners with best overall time (and within each age bracket) will receive prizes.  Winners will be announced and time will be posted after the race.
  • Dogs will receive a bandana, and they are welcome to run, too, of course! Limit one dog per runner. All dogs must be at least 1 year old, up-to-date on vaccinations, and well-behaved around people and other dogs. You dog must be on a non-retractable leash at all times. Leashes should be no longer than 6 feet to avoid entanglement with other runners.

For All Dogs

  • All dogs must wear a collar and be on leash at all times.
  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations.
  • Sorry; no dogs in heat.
  • Owners are responsible for the behavior of their dogs.
  • Participants are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Waste bags are available for easy clean up.