Event Details

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Event Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

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: View the routes here!

Park map: View the festival map here

Race Start Time: 10:00 a.m. 5K fun run starts; 5K walk and 1-mile walk to follow (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!

9:15 a.m.: Pet Blessing with Brother Robert

9:45 a.m.: Welcome & pre-race countdown

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

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

10:15 a.m.: Walk starts!

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

10:15 a.m.: Our post run/walk festival begins!

Enjoy live music from Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers

Visit our vendor & exhibitor booths

Grab a bite from food vendors, Ians Pizza, Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds, and Chozzie's Bakery

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

Sample Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails!

Lure Courses

Try your luck at our 50/50 raffle

Let Fido play in our Doggie Splash Zone!

Pupcasso - where your pup can create their very own masterpiece!

Dog games and activities

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

Prize Wheel – where everyone’s a winner!

And so much more!

11:30 a.m.: Doggie Costume Contest!

Strut your stuff on our "catwalk" to compete for best dressed, voted on by the audience! Located on the Entertainment Stage.

50/50 Raffle winner drawn immeditely following Costume contest


1:00 p.m. Pet Walk festival ends



All paid participants receive:

Event T-shirt

Access to our post-race festival



2022 Registration Fee Breakdown

Price schedule for registration is as follows:



3/15 - 3/31


4/1 - 5/31


6/1 - 6/13













Virtual Walker

*includes T-shirt + shipping





Virtual Walker without T-shirt

FREE. All funds raised go to the animals and qualify for fundraising prizes!

Children 5 & under Registration is required, but FREE with registered adult. Do not receive T-shirt.



Shirt & prize pick-up will be held at the Milwaukee Campus on: Tuesday, June 14 from 11-1pm and Wednesday, June 15 from 4-6pm. After June 15, prizes and shirts can be picked up at Veterans Park on June 18 starting at 8am.

This is the only opportunity to pick up your shirt and prizes before the event.

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.