Rochester Hope for Pets’ 7th Annual Dog Walk & Pet Education Expo takes place on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the South Avenue/Highland Avenue entrance in Highland Park. Parking is free, and located on South Avenue at the Mary Cariola/Al Sigl Center lot. The event runs from 9am-1pm.
Day-of registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10:15 a.m. The cost is $15 per walker, with free admission for children 12 and under. Participants can register in advance online, and fund raise on behalf of Rochester Hope for Pets on our Crowdrise page, http://fw.to/YAwNAoR. All registration forms are available at:http://rochesterhopeforpets.org/category/activities-and-events/ . Top fundraising teams will be entered into raffle for a 12 Guest Suite at an upcoming Rochester Rhino’s Soccer Game, while top individual fundraisers will be entered into a raffle for an iPad.
This year’s event features music from Big Time Sound DJ’s, a kid-friendly bounce house, face painting, coloring tables, Rochester Red Wing Mascot, Spikes, and McGruff the Crime Dog. Le Petit Poutine, Slogies BBQ, and Brusters Ice Cream will have their Food Trucks providing creative menu items, and veterinary professionals will be on hand to answer questions. Tuxedo’s K9 Training Camp will conduct fly ball and agility demonstrations, and there will be many raffle items to be awarded.
Rochester Hope for Pets was founded in late 2008. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for companion animals in the greater Rochester area. We do this through providing financial assistance toward veterinary care costs to pet owners during times of need. We also partner with other local non-profits to improve the welfare of homeless and feral animals. In addition, the foundation supports continuing education opportunities for veterinary health professionals in our region. As a result of our community fundraising efforts, Duncan’s Center for Veterinary Education opened across from MCC in Brighton, and will provide over 200 continuing education classes this year.
In our short history, we have given over 1300 awards to pet owners and rescue groups for use toward veterinary care at more than 50 different hospitals in the greater Rochester area. Pets who have received assistance from the foundation will attend the Dog Walk on June 13.
The 7th annual fund raiser’s committee would like to thank Wegmans, Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, and Bayer Health. There will also be other sponsors with tables featuring pet-related services and community outreach.
All participants must fill out the registration form and liability waiver (link to printable PDF on event page).
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Rochester Hope for Pets
SEND COMPLETED FORM & PAYMENT TO:
Rochester Hope for Pets
7th Annual Dog Walk & Pet Expo
2816 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
To register online, go to: rochesterhopeforpets.org/support-us
Select “Event Participation” in the pull-down menu and fill in text box with “2015 Dog Walk Registration”
**If you are fundraising**
1) You can fundraise online via Crowdrise at: www.crowdrise.com/2015RHFPDogWalk
2) You can print out a Fundraising Tracking Form (link to printable PDF below). Please clearly fill out donor details, so that we can mail acknowledgement letters to your walk sponsors.
3) *Teams that raise more than $1,000 in donations will be entered into the drawing to win a suite at Sahlen Stadium scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2015.
4) **Individuals who raise more than $500 in donations will be entered into the drawing to win an iPad.
* Date for use of suite at Sahlen Stadium is not negotiable. **Individuals who fundraise as part of a team, and also decide to individually fundraise are not eligible to be entered in the iPad drawing.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 271-2733 x89 or RochesterHopeforPets@gmail.com.