Pawz Too Run

April 12, 2014 was the 4th annual Pawz Too Run 5K Race and Dog Walk, with Community Vendor & Adoption Fair on the Green in Downtown Davidson, 119 S. Main Street.

Thank you to all our sponsors, vendors, rescues, runners and walkers who helped raise $8,574. We couldn’t do it without your support!   


The event, sponsored 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!