Event Details

(Check back often for more activities to come!)

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Location: Veterans Park on Milwaukee's lakefront (Next to the Gift of Wings Kite Store at 1300 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202)

Route: Check out this year's route map here.

Park map: Check out the layout of the event here before you head to Veterans Park!

Race Start Time: 10:00 a.m. 5K timed run starts, 10:30 a.m. walker starts (Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)

8:00 a.m.: Registration & prize pick-up begins! 

Turn in all donations & receive your prizes!
Day-of registration opens!
Start visiting our vendors and exhibitors
Entertainment begins!

8:30 a.m.: DOGA: Yoga class with your dog

Reserve your space for this popular class during your Pet Walk registration or sign up here!

9:45 a.m.: Welcome & Pre-race warmup

10:00 a.m.: 5K Run starts!

Enjoy a beautiful 5K run around the lagoon and through Veterans Park!

10:30 a.m.: Walk starts!

Enjoy a relaxing 5K or 1-mile stroll on the lakefront at Veterans Park!

10:30 a.m.: Our post run/walk festival begins!

Record number of vendor & exhibitor booths

Grab a bite from food vendors:  Ian's Pizza, Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds, Belair, Better Together Cafe, and more!

Enjoy a beer or Mike's Hard Lemonade at our beverage tent!

Dog agility course

Lure Courses

Let Fido play in our Doggie Splash Zone!

Face painting courtesy of Painting with a Twist

Doggie tarot readings at the Wisconsin Pet Care booth

A doggie kissing booth at our Tito's Handmade Vodka booth

Doggie Dash! See how fast Fido runs in our very own Doggie Dash speed zone- will they be our Top Dog? **Prize for the fastest dog!

Dog games and activities

Let Fido "bob" in our kiddie pools for delicious treats they can't resist!

Sign our pet memorial banner- honor the pets you loved who no longer walk by our side

Prize Wheel – where everyone’s a winner!

And so much more!

11:45 a.m.: Doggie Fashion Show!

Strut your stuff on our "catwalk" to compete for best dressed and best human/animal look-a-like voted on by the audience! Located on the Entertainment Stage.

1:00 p.m. Pet Walk festival ends


Event Rules

All participating dogs must be currently licensed with proof of their Rabies (if over 4 months of age), Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines.  Please check your records because even if you adopted from us, you may not have all the vaccinations required.  If an incident occurs, you must be able to produce proof in a reasonable amount of time.

For safety reasons, retractable leashes or electric collars will NOT be allowed.  Dogs must be kept on a leash at ALL times, with no exceptions. Leashes should be no more than six feet in length while on the walk.

Female dogs in heat are not permitted.

Participants are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs during the entire event.

Event officials and WHS staff reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog whose behavior could be dangerous to others.  Please use good judgment regarding the temperament of your dog so that this event will be safe and enjoyable for everyone.

No bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. are permitted for safety reasons.

Baby strollers are permitted. Be sure that you and your dog are conditioned and in proper health for this event.