Monday, August 31, 2015

Washington Humane Society Announces DC Pet-A-Palooza

From our friends at the Washington Humane Society...

Washington Humane Society Announces 2015 DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza, September 26

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) will host its annual DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza on Saturday, September 26, from 10 AM to 2 PM. WHS has also announced its partnership with 94.7 Fresh FM as this year’s Presenting Sponsor featuring 94.7 Fresh FM’s very own Darik Kristofer as Emcee. The event will return to The Kingsbury Center (5000 14th Street, NW), near the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Northwest DC. This is a community event with fun for both two- and four-footed members of the family.

Individuals and teams with their canine friends will walk one mile to raise awareness and much needed funding for WHS. Plus, WHS adopters have the chance to become the Grand Marshal of the Walk, by entering their dog’s information upon Walk registration at The Grand Marshal and winning dog will help kick off the festivities for the day, and lead the Walk!

In addition, Pet-A-Palooza is a festival of games, contests, and activities for kids, adults, and dogs. Adopt Force One, the WHS mobile adoption vehicle, will be onsite with adoptable animals looking to find their forever homes. Prizes for Top Fundraising Team and Top Individual Fundraiser will be awarded at the event.

This event is free to attend, but WHS encourages walkers to register or to create a team to help raise critical funds for DC animals; registration is $20 for adults, $15 for kids (4-12 years old), and free for children ages three and under. Also on the registration page, participants can set up personalized fundraising pages to motivate friends and family to get involved.

Unable to join the Walk? Become a “virtual walker” to support DC animals by making an online gift. 100% of the proceeds from this event support the animals and the work of WHS. There are exciting sponsorship opportunities available as well. For more information and to sign up, visit

About the Washington Humane Society: WHS is the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States and has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. WHS provides protection and care to over 51,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including: sheltering, adoption, humane law enforcement, spay and neuter, humane education, human - animal rehabilitation programs, and lost and found services. For more information, please visit