The Walk is Animal Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. Thousands of animal lovers fundraise in support of the Walk. Event day is a celebration of all they’ve made possible. In addition to the walk itself, the community gathers with their pets for a festive day of live music, activities, food, vendors, and more!
This year, we’ll be celebrating at a brand new venue: the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! This new location provides plenty of space for social distancing and offers ample free parking ― no more shuttle buses with your pet or waiting in line to get back to your car.
All animal lovers and their pets are welcome at the Walk for Animals whether they have fundraised or not.
While there’s no admission fee, the Walk for Animals is Animal Humane Society’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year, helping to make thousands of new beginnings possible for animals in need each year. The suggested donation for non-fundraisers is $20 per person.
We want every supporter to feel safe. If there’s one thing we learned from the last two years of virtual celebrations, it’s that you don’t have to attend a physical event to make a difference. We won’t be hosting a virtual version of the event, but whether you join us at the Fairgrounds or take a walk around the block, your fundraising efforts are still just as valuable and make a huge impact animals in need.
Please enter the Walk for Animals from the Fairgrounds entrance on Como Avenue where free parking is available for all walkers. Find more on parking and transportation.
All funds raised online through your Walk page or social media are counted automatically.
Please mail all offline donations (cash and checks) with your completed donation tracking form as well as any matching gift forms to the address below. These funds will be added to your Walk fundraising total.
Animal Humane Society
Attn: Donor Services
845 Meadow Ln N
Golden Valley, MN 55422
All charitable donations toward the Walk for Animals and Animal Humane Society are tax deductible.
Yes! We appreciate the time and energy you put into fundraising for the Walk. Fundraising prizes serve as a small token of our immense thanks for helping animals in our community.
One of the many things we learned during our "virtual years" is that the Walk is better when your hands are free (especially if one hand is on a leash)! On May 12, we’ll email a prize redemption form to all Walkers who qualified for prizes. After you complete the form, we’ll ship your awesome prizes right to your door free of charge. You’ll also have the option to donate the cost of your prizes back to AHS if there are prizes you don’t want or need to redeem.
Animal Humane Society is committed to ensuring the Walk is inclusive and accessible to everyone. If you require specific accessibility accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 route winds through the Fairgrounds and is approximately one mile. You can turn around at any time.
While we don't require you to bring proof of vaccinations, we do request your pet be current with the following:
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.
The Walk features a variety of food options available for purchase. Free water is provided for pets.
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.