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Thank you for your support of Paws in the Park featuring the Dog-A-Thon!


Thank you to everyone who sponsored, raised money, had a booth, or attended the annual festival for our furry friends in Tacoma and Pierce County! The Rainier Agility Team had a wonderful group of volunteers who led individuals and their canine companions through their paces in the ring taking them over, around, and through the obstacles!

The Magnificent Mutt Show Contests, perennial favorites, were fun and lively as participants and their humans tried to do their best to win prizes donated by local businesses. Kristen Marlo was a huge hit in the morning, and Pig Snout!! rocked it until the end!

The Mud Bay photo and vendor booths always had a line, and Davies Pearson, P.C. sponsored low-cost microchipping once again saw a crowd! Given the temperature, the dog cooling stations sponsored by Good Neighbor Vet and Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. were always full with happy, wet dogs! Thank you to Activ4Pets for sponsoring our new Lifelong Learning Area! Of course, none of this would have been possible without the help of dozens of volunteers who helped set-up, manage areas, and tear-down after the event. The volunteer tent was sponsored by Pet Ponderosa Resorts & Spas and The Pet Brigade!

Best yet, all of the adoptable dogs brought out to the event were adopted! 

While the event day may have passed, we still have some great thank you gifts available for those who raised money but were unable to come out on the day of the event. Please bring donations by 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA 98409 during normal business hours to drop off the money you raised and pick up your gifts! You can also still use our on-line giving portal at http://support.thehumanesociety.org/pawsinthepark to make a donation on-line.

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Animals have been placed from January 1, 2018 through July 31st, 2018.


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners from January 1, 2018 through July 31st, 2018.

The Society has exceeded a 90% live release rate throughout 2017. Our current live release rate is 92.85%

Calculated according to the nationally recognized Asilomar standards.

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