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We care for more than 8,000 animals annually and couldn't do it without our incredible volunteers!

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Support the dogs and cats with your donation. We can't do it without you. Give today.

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Walk/Run for the Animals

It's a party in the park!

Walk/Run for the Animals is Southwest Washington's largest pet-friendly walk and you don't want to miss it! Join us May 6th, 2023 in Downtown Vancouver and help raise funds to fuel our lifesaving work with the animals. Each year at HSSW, thousands of pets receive lifesaving medical care, shelter, and second chance for a happy home. Your support of Walk/Run makes it possible! 

Join Us

Saturday, May 6
Esther Short Park, Downtown Vancouver

Registration opens February 13!

Thank you Thomas A. Plein Foundation, presenting sponsor for Walk/Run 2023.

Thank you 2022 Sponsors

Walk/Run for the Animals is our celebration of people and pets and it wouldn't be possible without our incredible sponsors! Sponsorships support more than the event, they make it possible for us to achieve our mission to rescue · return · restore · rehome · reconnect one animal at a time.

Thank you to our sponsors. We can't do it without you.


Thomas A. Plein Foundation

Best Friends


Top Dog

Riverview Community Bank
VCA Animal Hospitals
WellHaven Pet Health

Fat Cat

Leonardo's Pizzeria
Mud Bay

Tail Wagger

Allied Fastening Supply, Inc.
Merck Animal Health
Miller Nash LLP
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Washougal Times

Media Partners

The Columbian
KXRW Radio

Questions? Contact:
Emily Stennes, Director of Special Events and Sponsorship
[email protected] | 360.984.6063