Still going strong in our 31st year!
On the first Saturday of May each year, hundreds of pet lovers high-tail-it to Sussex Village Park for this day-long festival of pets and their people, in support of the Humane Animal Welfare Society!
It's all about the Animals
Your participation and donations provide proper care, food, bedding, toys and lots of attention for the animals in need at HAWS, while they wait to find their new adoptive homes! Funds are also used to support HAWS' humane education programs, which promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse.
There's more to do than just walk! Visit vendor booths and do some shopping, participate in contests and games, have a tasty lunch, meet adoptable pets from HAWS, enjoy meeting up with old friends and making new ones! Best of all, 100% of the money raised for this event goes straight to HAWS!
What does your Walk donation do for HAWS?
Your donation helps all areas of HAWS, because:
Imagine what $250, $500, or more can do!
- $10 can provide vaccinations and heartworm or feline leukemia testing for an adoptable pet
- $25 ensures on-call assistance from our Animal Rescue Team for lost pets
- $50 can spay or neuter a pet
- $100 helps feed an entire shelter ward!
Raise Funds...On Foot or Online!
While you're in training for the Walk, be sure to ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family to help support the HAWS' cause. Here's the info and pledge form to help you get started!
The first 50 donors who hand in more $100 will receive a special gift!
No need to hit the pavement when you can hit the internet - create your personalized fundraising page on Razoo.com and let your fingers do the walking! Its easy...and it works!
- Log on to our Team/Event page on Razoo.com
- Click on "Join this team" to get started
- Send your page via email, post on Facebook and Twitter, even
pin to your board on Pinterest!
Don't want to make a page? Then make a donation...and be sure to tell others to do the same
Be a Sponsor, Vendor, or Donate a Prize
You, your business or organization can sponsor the Walk (includes vendor booth) or donate a prize.
See your name or your business listed here as one of the 2013 HAWS' Pet Walk sponsors!
Please Sponsor HAWS' Pet Walk!
Pet Walk Sponsor Benefits
Pet Walk Sponsor Agreement
Please email Walk@hawspets.org with any questions.
©2012 Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) | 701 Northview Road | Waukesha, WI | 53188 | 262-542-8851
Member, Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc. | Winner of the 2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards: Large Non-Profit of the Year.
HAWS is an animal shelter that offers pet adoption, dog training, kids camps, spay and neuter programs, and humane pet education. Waukesha Wisconsin’s Humane Animal Welfare Society is the Inaugural Winner of the "Chamber's Choice Award" presented in 2008 by the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Times. HAWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. | License #267280-DS
Our 2014 goal: raising $40,000 for a new Animal Rescue Van!
Special Walk Features
Bring 1 item from the Wish List and receive a free raffle ticket ($5 value!)
The first 50 people with over $100 in donations receive a special gift!
2014 Schedule of Events
Kick-off of the Walk and Blessing of the Animals by Pastor Hansen
Award presentation: The Diana Boettcher Kindness Begets Kindness by Lynn Olenik, HAWS ED
Activities in the Activity Area
9:30 – 9:45
Doggy Olympics - 1st of 3 games:
High Jump – gold/silver/bronze
10:00 – 10:30
Featured Breed the German Shepherd
10:30 – 11:00
Treibball Demo by For Pet's Sake
11:00 – 11:15
Parade of HAWS adoptable pets by HAWS' Mobile Adoption Crew
11:15 – 11:30
Parade of HAWS' Alumni
11:30 – 11:45
HAWS Wear Fashion Show
Noon – 12:30
Lunch and bobbing for hot dogs
12:30 – 1:00
Musical Dog Mats (musical chairs for dogs) - great prizes!
1:00 – 1:30
Doggy Olympics continues:
Tunnel Time & Triathlon-Sit/Rollover/Stay
Kids design a pet rock ($1 ea. w/ coupon)
Microchipping ($15 w/ coupon)
Nail Trims ($5 w/ coupon)
- Win at the Walk raffle and Gold Ticket Raffle
- HAWS Wear for sale
- Great food!!
Catzenbarkers Stage Special Feature:
Important information in short 15 minute presentations w/ Q&A time.
There will be door prizes at each session!
9:30 – 9:45
Walking your dog in comfort-why harnesses are a good choice
for your dog’s comfort.
By Claudeen E.McAuliffe, PhD., Behavior Department Manager
9:45 – 10:00
Dog Park Etiquette
By Khris Erickson – HAWS' Humane Educator
11:00 – 11:15
German Shepherds, what they can do and what they’re used for.
German Shepherd Dog Club of Wisconsin
11:30 – 11:45
Career choices – Vet. Assistant & Vet Technician
By Kellie LeGrave, Milwaukee Career College
11:45 – noon
Dogs need blood too! Blood Drive
By Kristin Bowen, WVRC Emergency and Specialty Pet Care
Noon – 12:15
Dog Bite Prevention
By Jill Posanski, Waukesha County Humane Officer
12:15 – 12:30
By Cindy Pechanach, Rescue owner
12:30 – 12:45
What does it mean to be a foster home?
By Zona Platzek, HAWS foster volunteer