Annual Paws In The Park

The Dog-A-Thon at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood is a South Sound tradition. Sponsored by the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, it is the largest dog walk in Western Washington. Now the nonprofit organization is broadening the 28th annual fundraiser to include even more pets. The 2018 event, on Saturday, July 28, is renamed “Paws in the Park featuring the Dog-A-Thon.”

Human and canine participants will still be able to enjoy scenic trail walks around Waughop Lake with water/treat stations along the way. There will still be contests for people to show off their pet’s talents, and there will be delicious eats to sample. Attendees can even adopt their very own Humane Society kitten, dog, or rabbit.

For the expanded Paws in the Park, the Humane Society plans to enlarge the pet resource component by ensuring that every vendor and sponsor has a pet-related product, service, or information.

28th annual paws in the park featuring the dog-a-thon Entertainment will be more robust, with training sessions and demonstrations led by local trainers. KIRO-TV is the media sponsor of the event and will have on-air talent as the emcee.

Paws in the Park remains the Humane Society’s largest fundraising event. This year’s goal is to raise more than $325,000. These funds help the organization care for more than 11,000 animals each year. Donations provide vital support for innovative programming; fostering underage litters of puppies, kittens and bunnies; treatment and rehabilitation for victims of cruelty; veterinary care for injured animals; and many other community services.

SHELBY TAYLOR

For Additional Information:
The Humane Society
thehumanesociety.org