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Walk/Run for the Animals

A fundraiser for pets in our community

Thank you for another great Walk/Run for the Animals! More than 1,000 dedicated supporters joined us for a rainy Walk/Run on May 4. And while we were all left a bit soggy at the end of it all, the rain couldn't dampen our spirits or commitment to supporting 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. Thank you!

Event Photos

It was a wet day, but we were nothing but smiles and we've got the photos to prove it! Check out the galleries below to relive the big day. Special thanks to our photographers for helping capture the day!

HSSW Flickr Gallery  Photo Booth Gallery

Special thank you to Fuzzy Butt Pet Photos and Waz Mix Pix for capturing the day with incredible photos! 

Save the Date 2025

Don't miss out on all the fun next year - mark you calendars and save the date for the 34th annual Walk/Run on May 3, 2025!

Fundraising Prizes

If you registered for Walk/Run and raised funds to help the animals, you can continue to fundraise until June 1. That's extra time to reach fundraising milestones and snag some cool swag. Click here to check out the 2024 fundraising prizes

Prize Pick-up 

If you have fundraising prizes to pick up, you can do that at our Yappy Hour, May 22, 5:30-7:30 at Hopworks Vancouver Pub, 17707 SE Mill Plain. Questions about your prizes? Please email Emily Stennes at [email protected].

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.

Presenting Sponsor

Thomas A. Plein Foundation

Animal Champions


Top Dog


Tail Wagger

Media Partners

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. 

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