Frequently Asked Questions
2023 Registration Fee Breakdown
Please see our registration pricing breakdown for Pet Walk below:
SUPER EARLY BIRD
3/15 - 3/31
4/1 - 4/30
5/1 - 6/2
ADULT (18+ yrs)
YOUTH (6-17 yrs)
Virtual Walker with T-shirt
|FREE. All funds raised go to the animals and qualify for fundraising prizes!|
|Children 5 & under||Free entry into Pet Walk and our post-walk festival. Do not receive shirt.|
HOW TO REGISTER
You can register as an individual or you can create or join a team.
Teams/Packs are simply made up of two or more people who want to compete for our top prizes, as well as awesome individual fundraising prizes!
Your registration fee includes one Pet Walk T-shirt and entry into our post-walk festival. You also get a Pet Walk web page you can personalize with pictures and stories of you and your furry friends. It's easy to earn great prizes by collecting donations for animals in need!
Looking for something great to do with a group? Start a team with your friends, co-workers or family! Your team can compete for one of our top team prizes and each team member can also win individual prizes. If you have already registered as an individual and would like to join a team, please contact Lori.
Have your friends, co-workers or family already started a team you want to join? Your team can compete for one of our top team prizes and each team member can also win individual prizes. If you have already registered as an individual and would like to join a team, please contact Lori.
Can't attend in the actual walk on June 4, but still want to support the animals and earn your Pet Walk T-shirt? It's easy! Register as a "Virtual Walker" and you'll receive your official T-shirt shipped right to your door after Pet Walk, as well as your own web page that you can personalize and use to send out fundraising emails to friends and family. And remember, Virtual Walkers are eligible for all fundraising prizes!
PRE-REGISTRATION PRIZE PICK-UP
When can I pick up my T-shirt?
Friday, June 2 from 4-6pm. Pre-registration shirt & prize pick-up will be held at our Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus at 1830 Radisson Street, Green Bay, WI 54302
Can I pick up shirts for my entire pack/team?
Yes! You can pick up just your shirt, or have one person pick up shirts for the entire pack/team or your family!
What is included with my registration?
Every registered walker will receive a Pet Walk T-shirt, and those who raise $75 or more in donations on top of that registration fee will also earn sweet prizes!
Can I pick up my shirt and prizes at the event on June 4?
Yes, if you missed the online registration deadline (which ends Thursday, June 1), you may do so in-person during the pre-registration event (on June 2) and pick up your shirt at the same time. You may also register at the event on Sunday, June 4, but please make note that day-of registration will increase by $5.
Is this a race?
No. The run/walk will not be timed, so you can run or walk at your own pace or enjoy a leisurely stroll.
How long is the walk route?
The walk route is approximately 1-mile. There are additional trails within the park that you may do on your own if you would like a longer distance. (Please note that some of the route is walking on the grass, please wear appropriate footwear, as there may be uneven areas or it may be wet if it happens to rain day-of or prior to the event.) View PARK MAP for route and other details.
Can I attend/enjoy Pet Walk if I don't have a dog?
Absolutely! Pet Walk is a fun family-friendly and dog-friendly walk for anyone who wants to support the work WHS does for animals in need in our community. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the festivities, regardless of whether or not you have your own pet to bring. Trust us, whether you're participating with friends, family or co-workers, this fun-filled event will have something for everyone! Check out our day-of activities here.
I’ve registered for Pet Walk; can my children and spouse walk with me?
Children 5 and under are free, but everyone else must register for the walk. Day-of registration fees increase by $5.00 per participation type. The festival portion of Pet Walk is for registered participants only, and you can listen to music, visit vendor booths, enjoy our kids’ activities, food and beverages, see your dog take on the agility course and much more after the walk!
Can I register the day of the event?
Yes, you can register on-site, although the fee will increase by $5.00 per participation type. This means fees increase to $35 per adult walker (age 18+) and $25 for youth walkers (ages 6-17 years old).
Can I register by mail?
Yes. For those who aren't able to register online, download our Offline Registration Form and fill one out for each person registering for the event. Send this form, along with your registration fee and any donations before June 1, 2023 to:
Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus
Attn: Pet Walk
1830 Radisson St.
Green Bay, WI 54302
After June 1, you will need to register in-person at our pre-registration prize pick up on Friday, June 2 at our Green Bay Campus, or at the event on Sunday, June 4 starting at 8 a.m. Day-of registration increases by $5 per registration type.
What do you do with the money raised from Pet Walk?
100% of the proceeds from Pet Walk go right back to helping the animals our WHS Green Bay Campus cares for every year. Because of your support for events like Pet Walk, every adoptable animal has as long as it takes to find a home, regardless of time or space. WHS does not receive general government funding. We are funded through the generous support of community-minded companies, foundations, and caring individuals and through special events like Pet Walk.
Is my registration fee tax-deductible?
The IRS considers the entry fee for a charitable walk to be the price paid for attending and participating in the event, and, as such, the fee is not tax-deductible. However, anything donated above and beyond your Pet Walk registration fee is deductible. 100% of donations made to support Pet Walk participants and WHS are tax deductible. If you’re asking friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you for the walk, let them know that their sponsorship is tax-deductible.
Can I attend the walk if I don’t want to bring my dog?
Yes! Pet Walk is a dog-friendly walk, which means everyone is welcome to Pet Walk and there will be plenty of people who do not have animals or have their dog stay at home.
What vaccinations does my dog need to attend the event?
All dogs need to be current on their Rabies (if over 4 months of age), Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines before the walk. Please check your records because even if you adopted from us, you may not have all the vaccinations required.
Can I drop my child off to do the walk with our dog?
No. All children under 16 years old must be under direct adult supervision at all times during the event.
How do I get to the event?
Pet Walk 2023 will be held at Pamperin Park, located at 2801 County Road RK, Green Bay, WI 54303. You can find directions here.
Where can I park?
You can find free parking in a few different lots at Pamperin Park on a first come-first served basis. (If you will have multiple vehicles in your group, you are encouraged to use the Howard Park and Ride, located just after the round-a-bout off of Packerland on County RK. This is not far from the park.)
Will food and beverage be available at the walk?
Pet Walk will have coffee available and also water for both you and your pet(s). There may also be vendors available on-site selling food, treats, and other beverages. As we are still adding vendors daily, you can check out who is coming by visiting the vendor page.
Do I have to attend the walk to raise money?
No. If you are not able to attend the walk but still want to support animals, you can become a “Virtual Walker!” It’s free and you’ll receive your very own fundraising page, email samples, and fundraising tips to help you promote your involvement and raise money to care for animals in need!
Can I raise money offline (checks and cash) even if I sign up online?
Absolutely! Every participant can choose their preferred fundraising format. You can drop off your cash and check donations at the GB Campus anytime before June 1. If you earned prizes, you may drop it off during pre-registration prize pick-up held from 4-6pm on June 2 at the shelter or bring them to the donation & prize pick-up tent on event day starting at 8am on Sunday, June 4. Just be sure to record names, addresses, emails, and amount for these donations on our offline donation form so that we can track them properly and include them on your fundraising web page.
Is donating online safe and secure?
You can donate without worry knowing that we partner with the online fundraising experts at Luminate Online to ensure the safest and most secure transactions possible.
Can you change the recognition name of a donation I’ve already made?
Yes. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can credit donations to the proper person.
How many people make up a team?
Two or more people are required to form a team.
I registered as an individual but now would like to join or create a team. What do I do?
Contact us at email@example.com and request your desired team. We’ll update your record for you.
Where do packs/teams check-in on the day of the walk?
If you've already picked up your shirt and prizes on June 2 and have no additional donations to bring to the walk, you do not need to check in at our registration tent. If you need to pick up your shirt, have additional donations or need to pick up your fundraising prizes, you will need to visit our registration tent starting at 8 a.m. on June 4. Because there will be hundreds of people and animals at the walk, it is a good idea to coordinate a location for your team to meet the morning of the walk ahead of time.
How are the prizes distributed to me if I’m part of a pack/team?
Prizes are distributed based on individual fundraising accomplishments, regardless of whether or not you are on a team. All prizes will be available at the registration tent starting at 8 a.m. on June 4. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.