Event Information

NEW DATE: June 29th

The 29th annual Dog-A-Thon is one of Tacoma and Pierce County’s largest dog-friendly events of the year, and all proceeds benefit The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. This event combines the fun and excitement of a festival atmosphere with the spirited fundraising power of a walk. Through this community celebration of pets and the people who love them, we promote positive, healthy activities with your dog and increase awareness of our initiatives in our community and beyond. Funds raised through Dog-A-Thon supports our critical, lifesaving programs that allow us to place over 10,000 pets each year.

Event Features

  • A 1-Mile scenic (and flat) dog-friendly walk around Waughop Lake
  • Animal demonstrations and educational activities
  • Vender and information booths from a variety of pet-related businesses
  • Food vendors and much more!

Event Location

When: Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm

Where: Fort Steilacoom Park, 8717 87th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA

Important Note

Dogs must be on-leash at all times


Early bird pricing is in effect until April. 30th. Register early to save!

Adults (ages 18+)
Early Bird: $15
May 1 – June 28: $25
Day-of-event: $35

Children (ages 17 and under)
Early Bird: $5
May 1 – June 28: $10
Day-of-event: $15

All registered participants will receive a 2019 Dog-A-Thon T-shirt! Once you raise $25 or more for pets in need, you also qualify for a dog bandana!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to see the 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Contact:
Ashley Taulbee


A Big Thank You to Our
2019 "Best in Show" Sponsors







Vendor Opportunities

Click here to see the 2019 Vendor Opportunities

Vendor Contact:
Chloe DuBois

Food Truck Vendor Application

Click here to see the 2019 Food Truck Vendor Application

Food Truck Contact:
Robert Vargas

Gifts in Kind

The Humane Society greatly values In-Kind donations. Please contact us with ways in which you can help.


Many volunteers are needed to ensure Dog-A-Thon’s success. Join the fun! Email volunteers@thehumanesociety.org to inquire about volunteer opportunities.