$60,000 raised at PetsWALK 2019!

June 26, 2019

This year’s 26th annual PetsWALK presented by Poulsbo Animal Clinic was a blast – Thanks to YOU!

Your fun, enthusiastic energy brightened up the cloudy overcast day and made PetsWALK the place to be this past Saturday, June 22. After running, walking and crawling their way down to Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park, hands swung up in victory as participants crossed the 5k charity walk/run finish line, and butts wiggled with joy as pets participating in our many contests showcased their talents.

We had an amazing turnout with 600 people and their pets attending this year’s PetsWALK, along with therapy horses, cats, and a pirate-dog named Jack. Because of YOU, we’re happy to announce that we’ve surpassed our fundraising goal and raised a little over $60,000 to support lifesaving care and shelter for animals in need. Woohoo! Huge thanks to everyone who registered for PetsWALK, participated in the Pet Expo, shared their fundraising campaign via social media, and invited friends to join in on this year’s fun– we greatly appreciate your support and contributions!

This amazing event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our community partners. A big thanks to Poulsbo Animal Clinic for being this year’s Presenting Sponsor and thank you to Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association and Mayor Erickson for letting us host PetsWALK in Downtown Poulsbo. Our Vendor Fair was packed thanks to our Party Animal Sponsors: VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital and Naturally 4 Paws, our Strut Your Mutt Sponsors: Earth Animal, Ridgetop Animal Hospital, Swedencare USA, and Kurgo, and our Water Dogs Sponsors: Royal Canin, Suquamish Clearwater Resort, Dee Fitzgerald State Farm Insurance, BECU, and Big Valley Pet Resort. Last but not least, thank you to our Jog Your Dog sponsors: First Federal, CE Consulting, Invisible Fence, Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education, Run Dog Run, OneDigital, Propel Insurance, Chase Away K9 Cancer, Wilco Farm Stores, Camp Bow Wow, and Mattress Ranch.

A big congratulations to all of our race and contest winners, our top fundraisers, and all our other prize winners! We are especially amazed by our Top Fundraising Team – Run Dog Run – bringing in $8,077.75 this year to support our shelter pets!

Funds raised through PetsWALK support the lifesaving work we do at Kitsap Humane Society. We hope to see you and your furry friends next year for our 27th Annual PetsWALK!


We’ll have more event photos coming soon on our Facebook page HERE.