Saving lives is a walk in the park at this year’s Paws Walk. Join us at Stratham Hill Park on Sunday June 2, and help homeless animals with every step.

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

It’s 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.

Event Details

Sunday, June 2, 2024
Stratham Hill Park
270 Portsmouth, Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885
Adult Registration $35 | Youth Registration $25

10:00 am – Vendor Village Opens; New England Agility Team Demos Begin
10:30 am – Police Dog Demo with Working Dog Foundation
11:00 am – Herding Dog Demo with Heart Stone Farm; Open Agility Course
11:30 am – Police Dog Meet & Greet with Working Dog Foundation
12:00 pm – Welcoming Ceremonies and Walk!
1:00 pm – Herding Dog Demo with Heart Stone Farm; New England Agility Team Demos Resume
1:30 pm – Police Dog Demo with Working Dog Foundation
2:00 pm – Vendor Village Closes

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

See Fundraising Progress

Fundraising looks good on you.

Did you know that the more you fundraise, the more you earn? To give back to our committed supporters who are helping us make this event such a success, we are excited to offer five levels of fundraising prizes. Reach the next level to unlock your next prize!

 Fundraising Prizes!

Win big for the animals.

This year’s awesome Paws Walk Raffle prizes can be yours. Enter to win Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets, a stand up paddleboard, summer concert tickets, and more. The best part… you’ll be helping homeless animals!

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Thank you to our generous 2024 Paws Walk sponsors!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the walk?

    The fundraising walk portion of Paws Walk is approximately 1 mile and consists of both flat, even terrain and a moderate climb through the woods. It’s possible to cut out early and make your walk shorter. In addition to the walk, there’s a variety of other things to see and do at Paws Walk, including a Vendor Village, dog demos, kids activities, farm animals, and more.

  • Where will Paws Walk be held this year?

    This year’s Paws Walk will be held on Sunday, June 2 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 2 rain or shine.

  • How do I get a Paws Walk shirt?

    You have the option to purchase your 2024 Paws Walk t-shirt with your registration OR register and raise $29 by Sunday, May 26. 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 16 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 14, 2024. Online fundraising runs through Sunday, June 16.


  • 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 2 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 to do so.