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National Dog Show Charity Walk 2018 Photo

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EVENT DATE: Oct 14, 2018

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Oct 14, 2018


The 5th annual National Dog Show Charity Walk has already been established. We are going again on a Sunday morning from 9AM - NOON, comfortably before the Philadelphia Eagles kick off in the afternoon or evening that day. We've grown every year since 2014, and the Walk is now recognized as the kick-off event for National Dog Show Month in Philadelphia. Registration is open, so don't hestitate to reserve your spot and invite your friends and relatives to join you. We are back at Wilson Farm Park. 

The walk is open to the public, featuring multiple attractions geared toward families and their dogs for a morning of fun. Remember that we are raising money for important Delaware Valley Charities (see list below). We can have a wonderful day with our dogs, and do our part by giving back to the community at the same time. Here is a list of our attractions from 2017. We expect most of them to be the same, and will be updating this page in the spring and the summer, so come back for a visit. 

  • Wagsworth Pet Resort agility dog demonstration
  • Open agility course so your dog can be a star, presented by Wagsworth
  • Footlighters Theater of Berwyn players performance from The Perfect Dog children's musical. 
  • Free microchip scanning and nail trimming for dogs by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association 
  • PHOTO/VIDEO ALERT! One-mile walk lead by young gymnasts walking on their hands with dogs leashed to their ankles. 
  • Meet 97.5 Ben FM Morning Show team Matt Cord and Kristen Hermann, our hosts for the day. 
  • Meet David Frei, NBC TV personality and America's foremost expert on all things canine 
  • Music by Kindred Entertainment DJ services 
  • Meet the Kennel Club of Philadelphia Therapy Dog Ambassador Team
  • Free stuff from sponsors, charities and donors
  • Fundraising raffle with 20 winners

Here are the charities involved with the walk this year:

  • Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
  • Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation
  • PennVet Charitable Care Gift Fund
  • Morris Animal Refuge
  • New Leash on Life USA
  • PACT for Animals
  • Lilo's Promise Animal Rescue
  • Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
  • National Dog Show Charities