*Online registration has closed, but you can still register at the event!*

Get ready for a most barktacular day. This year’s Paws Walk is Sunday, June 4! Join us at Stratham Hill Park, and help save lives with every step.

Paws Walk is the New Hampshire SPCA’s largest community fundraiser and helps save the lives of thousands of animals each year – all because of you! Walk with us at Paws Walk and raise critical funds that provide lifesaving care for pets in-need. Then stay for the festivities.

It’s our 150th year, and we promise a pawesome celebration of community and companionship with a fundraising walk, outdoor festival and vendor village, meet and greets with adoptable pets, and so much more.

Every second chance starts with a first step. Register for Paws Walk today!

Event Details

*Online registration has closed, but you can still register at the event!*

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Stratham Hill Park
270 Portsmouth, Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885

10:00 am – Registration and Vendor Village Opens

10:30 am – New England Agility Team Demo
10:45 am – Granite State Disc Dogs Demo
11:15 am – Heart Stone Farm Herding Demo
12:00 pm – Welcoming Ceremonies featuring Dogs on the Catwalk
12:15 pm – Walk!
1:00 pm – Open Agility Course and Granite State Disc Dogs Demo
1:30 pm – Heart Stone Farm Herding Demo
2:00 pm – Event Ends

Visit the Vendor Village

Shop our Paws Walk Vendor Village with local businesses selling goodies for you and your pets, plus food trucks, games, and more!

Check out our Vendors

Win Big & Help the Animals!

Want to make a difference for an animal in-need AND win an awesome prize? Enter our Paws Walk Raffle for your chance to win Red Sox tickets, a vacation to the Berkshires, home furniture, or a handcrafted doghouse.

Enter Raffle Now! 

Walk for Prizes

By fundraising for Paws Walk, you’ll qualify for exclusive NHSPCA swag with each level that you achieve. Choose from apparel, electronics, outdoor gear, and more!


See All Prizes

Support the Animals. Involve your Business

Paws Walk is one of the New Hampshire SPCA’s most important fundraisers, helping give a second chance to so many homeless and helpless animals. By supporting Paws Walk as a Sponsor or Vendor, you’ll gain valuable exposure for your business as a part of one of the most long-standing and respected fundraising events in the community.

For more information, contact Julie Halama at [email protected], 603-773-5735

Our Generous 2023 Paws Walk Sponsors


Top Dog

Cool Cat

Birdie Buddy

BruBear’s Buddy Fund, Exeter Lumber, Jackson Lewis, M&T Bank, NEWPRO Home Solutions, Southwick Construction

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will Paws Walk be held this year?

    This year’s Paws Walk will be held on Sunday, June 4 at Stratham Hill Park (270 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 03885).


  • What time should I arrive at Stratham Hill Park on June 4?

    Registration and the Vendor Village will open at 10 am, and the walk itself will take place at noon.

  • Can I bring my dog

    Yes! At Stratham Hill Park, licensed, well-behaved and vaccinated dogs are welcome to attend on a leash. Please leave female dogs that are in season and all other pets at home.


  • Do I have to register in advance? Can I bring a guest?

    We suggest you register in advance and fundraise as much money possible for the animals, but we also allow walk up registrations at Stratham Hill Park. Any guests you bring can also register on event day at the park.

  • Is there a rain date?

    No.  Paws Walk will take place on Sunday, June 4 rain or shine.

  • How do I get a Paws Walk shirt?

    You have the option to purchase your 2023 Paws Walk t-shirt with your registration OR register and raise $29 by Sunday, May 21. T-shirts will be distributed at the event. If you are a Virtual Paws Walker, they will be mailed to the addressed provided at registration.

  • 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 after Paws Walk, you’ll be able to choose a prize from each fundraising level you achieve.


  • How do I collect my prizes for fundraising?

    T-shirts will be distributed 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’ll be delivered to the address provided when you register. You’ll have until June 18 to reach your fundraising goals. Be on the lookout for an email in the last week of June to redeem your prizes.

  • Is my Paws Walk registration fee tax deductible?

    Registrations for in-person Paws Walkers are considered an entertainment fee and are not tax deductible. 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. We do consider the Virtual Paws Walker registration fee tax deductible since this registration does not include access to the event.

    Any donations above and beyond the in-person registration fee, including donations made by others in support of your walk, are considered tax deductible.

  • What is the deadline for turning in my donations?

    All of the cash or check donations you collect need to be mailed and received at the New Hampshire SPCA by Friday, June 16, 2022. Online fundraising runs through Sunday, June 18.


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

    If you collect any cash or check donations, you can turn them in at Paws Walk registration on Sunday, June 4 or mail them, along with the completed donation form located in the Paws Walk Brochure, to New Hampshire SPCA, ATTN: PAWS WALK, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885. Be sure to include your name and Paws Walk so we can credit them to you.

    Cash and check donations will not appear in your online fundraising total unless you specifically request this. Please email [email protected] to do so.