5th Annual Pawz Too Run

Saturday, October 10, is the day to celebrate our canines in the 5th Annual Pawz Too Run. Participate in the Family Fun 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.  Live Music. On the Green in Downtown Davidson, 119 S. Main Street.

Sponsorships available with exclusive visibility for your business during the event.

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors, vendors, rescues, runners and walkers who helped raise $8,575. We couldn’t do it without your support!


The event, sponsored since its inception by Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Parks Chevrolet, was  created in 2011 by Joanna Copio, an 8th grader at the time, and included:

  • 5K,  Officially-timed Race for People
  • Celebrated 2.2 mile Dog Walk
  • Dog Contests with Prizes
  • Vendor Fair on Health & Wellness for People and Pets
  • Animal Rescue Agencies with Dogs to Adopt
  • Live Music in the afternoon
  • T-Shirts for all early registered Participants
  • Opportunity Drawings

Champion Level Sponsors


Defender Level Sponsors

Davidson and Burr Logo

Advocate Level Sponsors


The Dog Wizard


Diva Pets Furniture

Leader Level Sponsors

Ballas Chiropractic
Culbreth Insurance Agency

Pet Pilgrimage

Umbrella Pets

Veterinary Hospital of Davidson




And the 2014 winners were …

2014 Awards 5K
Awards 10K

PTR3 lined up for dog walkPTR 3 lining up for dog walkPTR 3 dog walkPTR 3 dogs and walkers

PTR 3 girls and their dogs PTR 3 runners - Melissa

Pawz Too Run winners include the dogs and cats that will be given a second chance to find a loving home once the new center is built.  Proceeds from the 2014 event will be placed into the building fund as part of the Capital Campaign to build a Pet Education and Adoption Center.   It takes time to raise the sort of money needed for a state-of -the-art facility, and it takes the community to support Friends of the Animals and events like Pawz Too Run.  So thanks again to the runners and dog walkers, and to the vendors and sponsors who made the 2014 event a success!

Join us again on October 10, 2015!