Event Details

(Check back often for more activities to come!)

Event Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023

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: Coming soon!

Park map: Coming soon!

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!

9:45 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 Andrew Wayne & the Mud Creek Road band

Visit our vendor & exhibitor booths

Grab a bite from food vendors

Enjoy a refreshing beverage at our beverage tent!

Lure & Agility 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



2023 Registration Fee Breakdown

Price schedule for registration is as follows:



3/15 - 3/31


4/1 - 5/31


6/1 - 6/12













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 Free admission into Pet Walk and post-race festival. Do not receive T-shirt.



More details coming soon!

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.