6th Annual Pawz Too Run

Won’t you walk and help save lives?
By Helping  Build a Pet Education & Adoption Center

Join us for the 6th Annual Pawz Too Run
Celebrated Dog Walk with Community Vendor & Adoption Fair
Featuring Health & Wellness for Pets and Their People
Saturday, October 8th
On The Green, 119 S. Main St., in Downtown Davidson, NC

9:00 – 9:45 am            On-site Registration & Check-in  ($25 includes custom dog bandana)
10:00 am                      Dog Walk
10:30 am                      Opening Ceremony & Parade of Rescue Dogs with Emcee
WBTV News Anchor Paul Cameron
11:00 am                      Dog Contests and Awards
12:15 pm                      Acrofitness Performance
1:15 pm                         Live Music with Acoustical Duo Maddie & Josh of Indefinite Band
10:00 am – 2:30 pm   Vendor & Adoption Fair; Kid’s Bounce House

Saturday, October 8th, is the day to celebrate our canines in the 6th Annual Pawz Too Run. Participate in the Celebrated 3K Dog Walk then shop at the Community Vendor & Adoption Fair promoting health and wellness for pets and their people.  Adoptable dogs will be looking for their forever family.  Community Vendors will showcase the latest and greatest for you furry family member.  Vendors can register here.
The day includes dog contests, music, kid’s activities, and more.  On the Green in Downtown Davidson, 119 S. Main Street.  Dog Walkers sign up below.

Sponsorships are available with exclusive visibility for your business during the event. Register as an individual or part of a team.  Or start a team and win the award for most enthusiastic team.  Gather up your family and friends NOW, choose a Team name and get ready to walk the 2 mile course with your furry friend.

Funds raised are designated to the Capital Campaign to build the Pet Education and Adoption Center.  The center will help save more homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in the greater Lake Norman region.

YOU can make a difference and have FUN at the same time.

Thank you to Joanna Copio who founded the event in 2011, as an 8th grade student. Joanna is in her second year of college, studying animal sciences of course.

Pawz Too Run 6 includes:

  • Celebrated Dog Walk  3K (1.8 miles) or 1.5K (.9 miles)
  • Dog Contests with Prizes
  • Individual and Team Awards
  • Vendor Fair on Health & Wellness for People and Pets
  • Animal Rescue Agencies with Dogs to Adopt
  • Live Music in the afternoon
  • Kid’s Inflatable Bounce House
  • Custom Dog Bandanas for All Registered Participants
  • Opportunity Drawings

Sign up for Pawz Too Run:

Walk  Information:
The walk route is 3K / 1.8 miles.  Or take the shorter 1K walk.

Registration:  $25 per person includes dog bandana. Children under 6 free to walk. 
Dog Walkers Register

Sign up as a Sponsor, Vendor or Rescue Group.

Trophy Awarded for

Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Team Fundraiser

Awards for

1, 2, 3 to cross the 3K Finish Line

Best Dressed Dog

Best Look Alike

Most Congeniality

Best at Pet Trick

Most Inspiring


Help make this a fun and safe day for dogs and humans alike!

  • No refunds will be given; the walk will take place rain or shine, unless there is thunder and lightening .
  • Please stay on the walk route.
  • Limit two dogs per walker.
  • Leashes (4-5 ft max length) are required (no extension/retractable leashes, please).
  • Scooping is required (scoop bags will be provided but bring your own if you can).
  • No pets “in heat.”
  • Dogs should wear current ID tags, rabies tags or have proof of vaccinations.
  • Walkers will be asked to leave if their dog(s) display aggressive behavior.
  • No puppies under six months of age.

Walk starts at 10 am

Check in and On-site Registration 9:00 – 9:45 am

After the Walk stay for the Awards and FUN

And visit the many vendors with info, services and products on health and wellness for people and pets.

Consider adopting a new furry family member from one of the Rescue Groups on site.

How can YOU make an even BIGGER Impact?

 Be a Top Fundraiser:  Collect pledges and payments from everyone you know

Start a Team:  Invite friends, family and colleagues to join your team and help fundraise.  Involve your neighbors, business, civic group or alumni group. Each team member will register separately.

Spread the Word: Share your participation with everyone through email and social media.  Ask them to make a donation. Get your company to participate with a vendor booth or sponsorship

                                               Thank you to our 2016 sponsors…                                                                                                              Champion Sponsors


Pet Paradise

Advocate Sponsors

Davidson and Burr Logo


Pet Pilgrimage

Umbrella Pets

Leader Sponsors

Ballas Chiropractic

Culbreth Insurance Agency

Veterinary Hospital of Davidson


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2015 Awards  were presented to 

1, 2, 3 to cross the 3K Finish Line:
1st – Frank with dogs Hunter & Norman;  Bib: 1059, Time: 19:11
2nd – Jim Strowd with dog Simon;  Bib: 1053, Time: 22.06
3rd – Allie with dog Brady; Bib: 1051, Time: 22.55

Best Dressed Dog
Bib: 1001

Best Look Alike
Scott Needham with dog Turbo; Bib:1069

Most Congeniality

                                                   Photos of  2015 Pawz Too Run

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