Come take a walk with us knowing that every step you take saves lives!

On Sunday, June 9, Paws Walk will gather dog lovers from across New Hampshire to support animals in need.  It is both a critical fundraiser and a fun celebration of our four-legged companions!

Pre-Event Pricing
$35 for Adults
$25 for Youth

Day-of-Event Pricing
$40 for Adults
$30 for Youth

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About the Event

Join thousands of animal lovers and their dogs for the walk on June 9, 2019 at Stratham Hill Park.  When you’re done walking, keep the celebration going by enjoying dog demos, meeting adoptable dogs, checking out vendor booths, and so much more!

By participating in Paws Walk, you will be directly helping animals in need.  Every year, thousands of animals turn to the NHSPCA for help. For 27 years, Paws Walk has been bringing our community together to walk and raise funds for the shelter so thousands of animals can have a second chance at a happy, healthy life.

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Can’t make it?  We’ll miss you! But you can still help the animals at the NHSPCA by donating to a walker or on our general donations page.

Win a Trip to Nashville!

Do you want to win a weeklong stay in Music City for up to eight people and help homeless animals? Register for Paws Walk and with every $100+ that you raise, you will be entered for a chance to win! Raise $250+ and earn an extra chance!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much are the registration fees?

    Registration Fees:
    Early Bird Registration – offer ends March 31
    Adult: $30
    Youth (17 & younger): $20

    Pre-Event Registration
    Adult: $35
    Youth (17 & younger): $25

    Day of Registration
    Adult: $40
    Youth: $30

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  • Can I bring my dog?

    Yes!  If your dog is licensed, leashed and up to date on vaccinations, we’d love to see them there!  We ask that female dogs that are in season not attend.  All dogs must be sociable.

  • Is there a rain date?

    No.  Paws Walk will take place on Sunday, June 9 rain or shine.

  • Will there be food available?

    Absolutely!  Food and drinks will be available for sale in Vendor Village.

  • If I have registered and am walking my dog, is it OK if someone else walks with me?

    Registration for the event is per person, not per dog, so if someone wants to walk with you registration is necessary.

     

  • I’m a cat/bird/horse/etc lover. Do I have to bring a dog to walk or may I come by myself?

    You don’t have to bring a dog in order to participate in the event.  We welcome animal lovers of all types!  Remember, this is a “dog only” event though.  Unfortunately, participants may not bring any animal other than a dog.

  • How do I get a Paws Walk shirt?

    You have the option to purchase your 2019 Paws Walk tee shirt with your registration OR register and raise $25 by May 10 to earn your shirt!  Teams of 3 or more Walkers that raise $25+ per team member by May 10 will receive a custom 2019 Paws Walk shirt with their team name on the back

  • How do I get the other cool prizes?

    The more money you raise you for the animals, the more prizes that you’ll earn!  Prizes are earned based on your own individual fundraising, not as a team.  Prizes are cumulative and you will be able to choose a prize from each fundraising level you achieve online after the walk!

    Prizes will be available to view soon!

  • How do I collect my prizes for fundraising?

    Tee shirts will be available for on-site to pick up at the event. All other prizes will be redeemed by email after the event. You will get to choose from a selection of prizes for each fundraising level achieved and they will be delivered to the address provided when you register! And you’ll have until June 14 to reach your fundraising goals!  Be on the lookout for an email from Darter Specialties in the last week of June to redeem your prizes.

  • Is my Paws Walk registration fee tax deductible?

    Unfortunately, no. The Internal Revenue Service considers entry fees for charitable events to be similar to tickets to sports games, gala events or theater performances—it is the price paid for attending and participating. Since it is considered an entertainment fee, it is not tax deductible. However, although the registration fee is not tax deductible, anything donated above and beyond that fee is. Also, any donation made to support a Paws Walk participant is tax deductible.

  • What is the deadline for turning in my donations?

    All of the money you raise needs to be turned in by June 14, 2019.

  • How do I turn in cash donations that I have collected?

    We have several options for you to turn in your donations: You may turn in your donations the day of Paws Walk in the registration area; mail the donations to the shelter at 104 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 03885 along with the donor’s information, noting that you are a Paws Walk participant; or drop the donations off at the shelter at your convenience.   Cash donations turned in to the NHSPCA will be credited to your fundraising total but will not appear online unless specifically requested.

  • Join the Paws Walk Event Committee!

    Are you interested in making the 2019 Paws Walk the best NHSPCA fundraiser yet?  Join the event Committee!  We are looking for committee members who are interested in helping encourage businesses to participate in the event through Sponsorship and as Vendors.  Committee Members should be available to attend occasional meetings and to volunteer for about an hour a week from home.  The first committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the NHSPCA Learning Center.  To learn more, please contact Megan Bickford, Special Events and Sponsorship Manager, at [email protected] or by calling 603-772-2921 ext. 105

Our Generous Paws Walk Sponsors

Pet Pal Sponsor

BruBear’s Buddies
Exeter Subaru
Fremont Animal Hospital
K8 Studios Pet Paintings
One More Cup
Piscataqua Savings Bank
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Portsmouth Dog Walks

In Kind Donors

Granite State Disc Dogs, New England Agility Team, Storage King- Penske , Stratham Fire Department

Get your business involved!

Paws Walk is a beloved event in New Hampshire. The event is notable for its size as well as its inspiring demonstration of compassion in action. By supporting Paws Walk, you can change the life of homeless and helpless animals and play a central role in the success of one of the most long standing and respected fundraising events in your community.

For more information contact Megan Bickford @[email protected] or 603-772-2921 x 105.