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Volunteer & Foster

Our work wouldn't be possible without our incredible volunteers! Join us and make a lifesaving difference.

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Make a Donation

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

Walk/Run for the Animals

A fundraiser for pets in our community

Join us for Walk/Run for the Animals and raise funds for pets in need! Each year, HSSW provides thousands of pets with lifesaving medical care, shelter, and a second chance for a happy home. Your support of Walk/Run makes this work possible. Register today for the largest pet-friendly walk or run in our community and make a difference for the animals.

Join Us

Saturday, May 4
Downtown Vancouver Waterfront

Registration: $35 - Register Now for Early Bird Rate


Already registered? We're here to help with Fundraising Tools! You'll find social media graphics, logos, posters, and more to help you reach your goal.

Event Info


8:00 am | Registration opens
9:00 am | Runners start
9:05 am | Fundraising awards ceremony
9:30 am | Walkers start
10:30-Noon | Animal Awards and Activities


Join us at our 2024 location! The Downtown Vancouver Waterfront (between Esther St. and Grant St.) will serve as the home base for this year's Walk/Run. You'll find a the vendor village, event activities, and so much more in this newly-developed activity center in Downtown Vancouver.

For more event information including schedule, fundraising prizes, and registration, click the link below.

Walk/Run Info

Our 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 2024 event sponsors. We can't do it without you.

2024 Sponsors Coming Soon!

Join the list of our incredible sponsors and make a difference pets in need. Learn more about becoming a sponsor below - or check out our Sponsor Packet.

  • Become a Sponsor

    When you join us as a sponsor, you support our lifesaving work with the animals. Whether it’s a second chance at a happy home, urgent medical care, or programs and services that help keep families together, HSSW sponsors make a difference for animals in our community. 2024 Sponsor benefits coming soon - please check back.

    To learn more or become a sponsor, contact Emily Stennes at [email protected] or 360-984-6063. 

Join us as a Vendor

Claim your spot in our vendor village! Located between the Registration Tent and the Starting Line, vendor booths will be visited by nearly 800 participants, farmer's market shoppers, and, of course, furry companions. 

For more information and to register as a vendor, please complete the Vendor Registration Form.

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