Yes! Early check-in occurs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at:
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN 55102
AHS Golden Valley
845 Meadow Lane
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Bring all offline donations along with a completed donation tracking form. We'll review your total (including online donations) at the check-in table.
Cash and check donations along with a completed donation tracking form
Any matching gift forms
Cash for food and merchandise purchases (not all vendors take credit cards).
Absolutely! Walkers unable to attend Early Check-In or the Walk for Animals may turn in their funds at our Golden Valley adoption center Monday, May 7, through Friday, May 11 to collect prizes. Please note that we cannot guarantee all prizes or sizes will still be available after the Walk for Animals.
Everyone is welcome at the Walk for Animals! Plenty of attendees do not own pets or have pets that prefer to stay home.
The Walk is approximately 2.5 miles and begins at our Golden Valley shelter, looping through Theodore Wirth Park. You may turn around at any time.
Your large animal is welcome at the Walk. However, you need to be licensed and have a hoofed animal permit with Minneapolis. You are also responsible for cleaning up after your large animal. It may be difficult to park your trailer, so arrive by 7 a.m. to find a parking space near the shelter.
While we don't require you to bring proof of vaccinations, we do request your pet be current with the following.
Dogs: Distemper/Parvo combo, Bordetella, and Rabies
Cats: PRC and Rabies
Ferrets: Distemper and Rabies
Horses: Updated on all standard vaccines
We recommend you use a four to six foot nylon or rope lead. Flexi leashes don't work well in the crowds you'll experience at the Walk.
Watch this video to get a quick rundown on how to get your pet Walk ready.
All children must be under direct adult supervision at all times at the Walk.
Rain or shine, we'll have a great time! Check the weather before you arrive, and dress accordingly.
No. Animal Humane Society is not responsible for your personal items and asks that you carry them with you at all times or lock them in the trunk of your car for safekeeping. Please consider participating in early check-in on Thursday, May 4, to receive your prizes before Walk day.
The shelter is located at 845 Meadow Lane North, Golden Valley, MN 55422. Read more about parking and shuttle information here.
View the Parking page to read more about parking lots and shuttle buses.
The Walk features a variety of food options available for purchase. Free water is provided for people and pets.
Along the Walk route, there will be free water stops and complimentary snacks.
WAIVER AND RELEASE
I give Animal Humane Society permission to use my name and photos taken of me during the event in any promotional material, publication, or on the website. I understand that participating in the event can be a hazardous activity. I also understand that I am participating at my own sole risk. I agree that Animal Humane Society, its agents, employees, sponsors, cooperating organizations, and all parties connected to this event, shall not be liable for any claims, demands, injuries, damages, actions, or causes of action, arising out of acts of active or passive negligence. I, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, expressly release and discharge all such claims and liabilities, even though that liability may arise out of my own negligence or carelessness. I certify that I have read and understand the intent of this waiver and release.
If you need further assistance please call the Walk helpline at 763-432-4841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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