PAWS Special Events

In order to support the life-changing work of pet therapy, PAWS for People hosts a number of special fundraising events each year.  All of these fun-filled events are open to the general public.  Learn about our special events below.

Conference & Annual Meeting - February

This event is held in February each year. It is a day filled with informative workshops, a keynote address, and fabulous food. With a theme of Pup-purr-i, this conference shares a little bit about a lot of important topics with all attendees. Open to all who love their pets, are pet enthusiasts, or are interested in learning more about the world of pet therapy or animal health & wellness.

The 2016 conference focused on the human-animal bond and featured keynote speaker Dr. James A. Serpell, Director of the Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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Spring Fling - March/April

The annual Spring Fling is held in late March or  April each year. This event includes a silent auction, delicious food, and fun for everyone.


Wag-n-Walk & 5K Run - 3rd Saturday in October

The Wag-n-Walk is PAWS’ biggest fundraising event of the year! People of all ages get pledges from their family, friends, and neighbors and come together to run or walk in our 5K and/or walk in our 1-Mile Doggie Walk. Some create teams and others participate as individuals.

Family-friendly fun, entertainment, food, vendors, and doggie games and contests will be featured on the day of the event.

Well behaved, licensed dogs are welcome to attend.

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