Humane Society Walk for the Animals

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Walk Information


Registration Details
Event Day Schedule
Directions and Parking
Frequently Asked Questions
Volunteering
 

Registration Details

Pre-Registration

Closed

Late Registration (on Walk day)

Individual Adult: $30
Youth (12 and under): $15

Please bring a completed Late Registration form to Onsite Registration tomorrow. T-shirts are not guaranteed for late registrations.

  

Event Day Schedule

9:30 am Registration opens
10:00 am Activities and entertainment begin
12:00 pm 3/4-mile walk around Constitution Gardens
2:00 pm Event ends


Directions and Parking

Location: Constitution Gardens, 20th St. NW and Constitution Ave., just north of the World War II Memorial and adjacent to the National Mall.

By Metro

Take Metro to the Smithsonian station on the Blue/Orange lines and leave the station via the exit marked, "Holocaust Memorial Museum/Independence Ave./Bureau of Engraving." Go up the escalator and continue in the same direction, toward the Washington Monument. Pass under the Wilson Memorial Arch and cross 14th and 15th Streets. Continue past the Washington Monument and cross 17th Street. Turn right and walk past the World War II Memorial (on your left). You will see Constitution Gardens and the Walk check-in tents. For more information on Metro, visit wmata.com.

By Car


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General parking is available along Ohio Dr. between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Limited handicapped parking is available at the Lincoln and FDR Memorials. If you are not bringing a dog, or if you are bringing a small dog (20 lbs or less)*, we strongly encourage you to take Metro as parking is limited in the National Mall area.

Map of parking garages around Washington D.C.

[*Metro permits small animals to be carried free of charge, provided they are securely enclosed in a pet carrier sufficiently small enough to be carried without danger or offense to other passengers.]

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I register for the Walk for the Animals?
  2. Is there a fundraising requirement?
  3. How long is the Walk?
  4. How are the fundraising proceeds used?
  5. How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
  6. Why is the "Donate" search not finding a participant I'm looking for?
  7. Where can I find a donation form? 
  8. Who should I make my check out to?
  9. Are donations tax-deductible in the United States? 
  10. How do I volunteer for the event?
  11. Are there volunteer opportunities for groups? How do we register as a group?
  12. If I don’t participate in the event, what happens to the money I have raised?
  13. How do I join or form a team?
  14. Where can I get Walk posters?
  15. How will I get my t-shirt?
  16. May I transfer my registration to someone else?  
  17. What if it rains?
  18. Are pets allowed at the Walk?
  19. What should I bring to the Walk?
  20. How should I plan to get to the Walk? Where can I park?
  21. Are there any breed restrictions at the Walk?

 

  1. How do I register for the Humane Society Walk?
    Click register to get to the online registration form. The first step is to select whether you want to register as an individual or form (or join) a team. Then you will need to select your participation type before continuing with the rest of the form. If you have problems registering online, please call the Walk information line at 202-676-2396.
  2. Is there a fundraising requirement?
    No, but we encourage everyone to raise at least $150. This is the average cost for one animal's stay at the Washington Humane Society. We know you can do it!
  3. How long is the Walk?
    The Walk is a 3/4 mile loop around the lake at Constitution Gardens on the National Mall.
  4. How are the fundraising proceeds used?
    50 percent of the Walk for the Animals proceeds stays in the Washington, D.C. area to fund local spay/neuter services, behavior and training classes, and adoption programs through the Washington Humane Society. 50 percent supports The Humane Society of the United States' national spay/neuter, adoption, and puppy mill efforts.
  5. How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
    Click on Donate and search by their first or last name.
  6. Why is the "Donate" search not finding a participant I'm looking for?
    If you are not entering the name exactly the way it appears in our database the search will yield no results. Try entering just the first few letters of the participant's name to get more results.
  7.    Where can I find a donation form?
    Every registered participant is given a Participant Center to manage fundraising. To print an offline donation form, log in to your Participant Center and look for the form to download.
  8. Who should I make my check out to?
    Please make all checks payable to "Humane Society Walk for the Animals."
  9. Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?
    Yes. All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by United States law.
  10. How do I volunteer for the event?
    If you are interested in volunteering, please send a message to info@humanesocietywalk.org. There is no registration fee.
  11. Are there volunteer opportunities for groups?
    We welcome all groups who want to help. The first thing you need to do is to send an email expressing your interest to info@humanesocietywalk.org.
  12. If I don’t participate in the event, what happens to the money I raised?
    All donations to the Humane Society Walk for the Animals are non-transferable and non-refundable. If you are unable to participate in the event, your donations cannot be refunded nor can they be transferred to another participant. Your donations will go directly to the cause as if you had participated, and we hope your donors will appreciate supporting the Humane Society Walk for the Animals regardless of your participation in the actual event.
  13. How do I join or form a team?
    Click register to get to the online registration form. From here choose whether you want to join a team or form a team. To join: search for the name of the team you want to join and select it "join" on the far right. If you are already registered for the Walk as an individual, you need to contact a staff member to form or join a team at info@humanesocietywalk.org or 202-676-2396.
  14. Where can I get Walk posters?
    Visit our Spread the Word page for different ways to help us promote the Walk.
  15. How will I receive my t-shirt?
    You may get your t-shirt at early packet pickup on Thursday, October 8. Or you may pick it up at check-in tables at the Walk. Virtual walkers have until October 31st to raise $50 online to get their t-shirt (weekly mailings of shirts will occur).
  16. May I transfer my registration to someone else?
    Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if you are unable to participate on the day of the Walk. 
  17. What if it rains?
    The Walk will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
  18. Are pets allowed at the Walk?
    Canine companions are welcome. But please note the following guidelines:
    • For their own safety, pets other than dogs are not allowed.
    • Participating dogs must be friendly and of good temperament.
    • Because we are addressing the issue of pet overpopulation, we recommend that dogs are spayed or neutered.
    • Puppies less than six months must have two rounds of the parvo-distemper vaccination. 
    • The Walk is approximately 3/4-mile long. Walkers and their dogs should be in suitable physical condition.
    • All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations.
    • Dogs must wear an identification tag and be kept on a leash (6 feet or shorter) at all times. No retractable leashes.
    • Several community dog watering stations will be provided.
    • Clean up after your dog. Please bring pet waste bags. 
    • Do not leave pets in parked cars at any time.
  19. What should I bring to the Walk?
    We suggest that you bring:
    • pet waste bags
    • reusable water container for yourself and your dog (if applicable)
    • appropriate attire for weather
    • any additional donations
  20. How should I get to the Walk?
    We encourage all participants to take Metro to the Walk. We strongly encourage you to take Metro, as parking is limited in the National Mall area. Map of parking garages around Washington D.C. 
  21. Are there any breed restrictions at the Walk?
    We do not have any breed restrictions for dogs that accompany their people to the Walk. There are no breed bans in Washington, D.C. either.

 

Volunteer

Being a volunteer is all about making the Walk a positively memorable experience for everyone. The Walk would not happen without our fabulous volunteers! If you are interested in helping at the Walk, please send a message to info@humanesocietywalk.org. We’ll talk to you about your interests, where you’d like to help, and then do our best to place you in your preferred area. But we hope you understand if we need you elsewhere.

 

Progress: 73%
Progress: 73%
Raised: $ 127891     Goal: $ 175000

Goal: $175,000.00
Achieved: $101,832.23

  • Event Sponsor - Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Centers
  • Event Sponsor - Friendship Hospital for Animals
  • Event Sponsor - Wellness
  • Event Sponsor - Fur-Get Me Not
  • Event Sponsor - Fetch Pet Care
  • Event Sponsor - Woofs! Dog Training Center, LLC
  • Event Sponsor - Washington Humane Society
  • Event Sponsor - The Humane Society of the United States
 
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