Are you ready to walk the walk and show your support for the homeless dogs and cats in our community?

Boardwalkin’ For Pets

Join the Worcester County Humane Society for a weekend of fundraising fun which includes the 20th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets on Saturday, April 20th.

Adults 21 and older are invited to the Pre-Boardwalkin’ for Pets Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, April 19th from 4-8 p.m. at Seacrets.  Advance tickets will be available for purchase at the WCHS Thrift Store on Sunset Ave. in West OC or by calling 443-235-5647.   Tickets will be $35 in advance or $40 at the door.  There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and the band Side Project will be performing.  There will be some fabulous auction items to bid on ranging from $10 to $800.

Registration and Prizes

Saturday, April 20th from 9 am-12pm, grab your best friend and head to the Boardwalk inlet for the 20th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.  Raise money for the walk and receive prizes.  This is the perfect opportunity to create a team. There is a $25 minimum for individuals and for teams a $25 per team per member minimum.

To make it easier for individuals and teams to reach out for donations via email and social media, participants can sign up for the 20th Annual Boardwalkin’ online. Pledge/registration sheets can also be printed from the same website.  Prizes will be awarded to the highest pledge earners, top individual, and team.  Enter contests and win prizes for largest dog, smallest dog, best-dressed dog, and best dog trick.  There will be refreshments provided by Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant and Layton’s Family Restaurant 16th Street.

Dog-Friendly Hotels

For the out of town walkers, dog-friendly hotels are available.  Contact Days Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Clarion, and Fenwick Inn.

Don’t have a dog to walk? “Adopt” a shelter dog for the event.  Arrangements must be made in advance by calling the shelter at 410-213-0146.  Please note there are a limited number of dogs that will be available from the shelter for the walk.

We don’t want to forget about our feline friends! Bring a photo of your cat to the walk with your contact information written on the back.  A special prize basket will be awarded to the “cutest cat.” Photos will not be returned and become property of W.C.H.S.

“Boardwalkin’ for Pets is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” says Boardwalkin’ for Pets Chair, Heather Bahrami.  “It’s such a feel-good, family-friendly event that brings animal lovers from near and far together to raise funds for the many cats and dogs who find their way to our no-kill shelter.”

Walk Your Dog, Rain or Shine!

This event is rain or shine!  All money raised is used to care for the many dogs and cats that call the shelter home.