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 most recent event and all of our specual events below.
Most Recent Event: 8th Annual Wag-n-Walk & 5K Run
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to run, walk, and volunteer or who supported the event with a donation! If you would like to make a donation to the event, you still can here!
A special Thank You to the following people/businesses for all of their help in making this year’s event a great success:
Committee Chairs: Erin Connelly, Keri Collins-Mooney, Wendy Lewis, Maureen McDonald, Aileen Murray, David Mullenix, John Steichen & Stephanie Vatty
Additional Committee Members: Sue Good, Marilyn Huebner, Wanda Kelly & Melanie Sieber
Sponsors: Hillside Heating & Cooling
Christiana Care Health Systems, Concord Pet Food & Supplies, Waste Masters, The Wawa Foundation
ALL 4 PAWS Doggie Daycare Boarding Grooming & Training Facility; Belflint, Lyons & Shuman; Camp Bow Wow; Cirillo Brothers; Dilly Dally Cakery; Diver Chevrolet; Financial House; Helen F. Graham Cancer Center; Kennett Square Newcomers Club; Klondike Kate’s; Lums Pond Animal Hospital; Mart J. Amick, M.D.; Pet Kare II; The Columbia Bank; VCA Animal Hospital – Elkton, Kirkwood, Newark, & Glasgow; Windcrest Animal Hospital; WSFS Bank
Boo Radley – Therapy Dog Extraordinaire; Chimes Delaware; Comprehensive Business Solutions; CW Wealth Management at UBS; Fair Hill Auto Center; Gordon Fournaris & Mammarella, PA; Health Insurance Associates; Izzy’s Lawn Service; Law Office of Kathryn Meloni, Esq, P.C.; Limestone Veterinary Hospital; Manor House; PNC Bank; Santora CPA Group
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.
Spring Fling - March
The first annual Spring Fling will be held in March. The event will include 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.