Frequently Asked Questions

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When is Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego?

The 21st annual Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego is on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at NTC Park at Liberty Station.

Is there a registration fee?

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: December 15, 2014 through January 31, 2015
$20 - Adults (ages 18+)
$10 - Children (ages 17 and under)
$10 - Cat Nappers (Individuals who are raising funds but not attending the Walk)

REGISTRATION: February 1, 2015 through May 8, 2015
$30 - Adults (ages 18+)
$15 - Children (ages 17 and under)
$10 - Cat Nappers (Individuals who are raising funds but not attending the Walk)

DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at NTC Park beginning at 7 a.m.
$40 - Adults (ages 18+)
$20 - Children (ages 17 and under)

All registered participants will receive a commemorative Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park T-shirt! T-shirts for Cat Nappers will be mailed after the event.

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Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?

Yes! Your registration fee, although it is not tax-deductible, does count towards your overall fundraising total. Therefore it also counts towards earning prizes.

Can I bring my pets?

Friendly, on-leash dogs are welcome. Please keep in mind that over 1,000 dogs will be in attendance, so we do not recommend bringing other types of pets.

Can I bring my children and can they participate?

Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego is a family-friendly event and children are welcome in all areas. All participants must register online or by printed form. Youth participants are also welcome to fundraise.

What if I cannot attend Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego but I want to raise funds?

Attendance on the day of the walk is not required. If you cannot attend, you may still register online as a Cat Napper and use the website tools to raise funds, or use a printed pledge form to raise money. Registered Cat Nappers will receive a commemorative 2015 Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego T-shirt in the mail after the walk.

Send cash, checks and forms to:
San Diego Humane Society
ATTN: Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

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What do I do with cash and checks that I collect?

We will mail a Registered Walker packet to each participant who registers by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Walkers who register on or after Friday, May 1 can pick up their packets at the San Diego Humane Society's San Diego campus. Packets will be available for pick-up Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or on Saturday, May 9 at Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego, starting at 7 a.m.

In the Registration Packet, among other items, will be a Pledge Envelope. Please bring the envelope with all cash and checks to the walk. If you receive cash or checks after the walk, please drop off or mail the donations in a clearly marked envelope to:

San Diego Humane Society
ATTN: Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

How do I add cash and checks to my online total?

If you would like to add the cash or checks you receive to your donation total on your walk page, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your 'Participant Center'
  2. Click on 'Progress'
  3. Click on the 'Enter a new gift' on the right sidebar
  4. The next page will allow you to enter check and cash gifts

How are prizes awarded to team members?

Team members qualify for individual fundraising prizes based on their individual fundraising achievements. Team members are encouraged to register and raise money on their own. If a team raises money together by holding a team event (such as a bake sale), a San Diego Humane Society staff member can apply the proceeds to the team's fundraising total OR proceeds can be applied to each of the team member's individual fundraising totals. Please email walk@sdhumane.org or call 619.299.7012 x 2293 for assistance.

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How do I print out my gift history list?

In your Participant Center, click 'Progress' then click 'download personal donation list' under 'Donations History' at the bottom of the page. Bring this with you to the walk as proof of your online donations.

This is my first time fundraising - do you have tips?

Yes! Visit our Fundraising Tips page for fundraising ideas for new and returning walkers.

What do I do if I did not receive my Registered Walker Packet?

Walkers who register on or after Friday, May 1, 2015 can pick up their packets at the San Diego Humane Society's San Diego campus. Packets will be available for pick-up Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or on Saturday, May 9 at Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego, starting at 7 a.m.

Please bring the envelope with all cash and checks to the walk.

If you registered before Friday, May 1, 2015 and did not receive your packet in the mail by May 6, please contact Jennifer Plunkett: walk@sdhumane.org.

How long is the Walk for Animals: Paws in the Park - San Diego?

The walk is approximately 2 miles long. There will also be a 1/2 mile course available to walkers who would prefer a shorter route.

ON BEHALF OF ALL THE ANIMALS – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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