How It Works

Gather your friends, start a team, set a goal, and get ready to pull for pets! Ok, here's how it works:

Register! - You'll first be asked to create an account. After that's done you're ready to go. You can register:

  • Individually by selecting "Continue as Individual Fundraiser"
  • Join a team
  • Create your own team (there can be up to 8-10 people on a team!)
  • Day-of walk up registrations are welcomed if space allows, though we recommend registering in advance

Help haul in the cash! – donate to a team or team member’s page, or create your own and invite friends to support Emancipet.

Put on your gloves, warm up your arms, and head on over to the Haul on October 24th. We can’t wait to see you there!

Platinum Sponsors

Firehouse Animal Health Centers

Tito's Handmade Vodka & Vodka For Dog People

Gold Sponsors

Patrick Keel, Mediator & Arbitrator


Silver Sponsors

Reliant Plumbing

Marty James

Marty James

Austin's Couch Potatoes

Bronze Sponsors


Rabecca Cross

Rabecca Cross

Cofer & Connelly, PLLC

Kelly Topfer

Kelly Topfer

In-Kind Sponsors

Austin Chronicle

Austin Yard Games

Taco Deli

Terlingua Cold Coffee

Richard's Rainwater

Wanna Sponsor?

Give us a tow! – get your brand associated with the Haul, and you’ll be a part of the most spirited event in town, all while making it better for pet owners across Austin. Contact our Director of Marketing + Events, Sarah Wolf, at:

Event Details

We know you’re the type of person who’s always pulling for pets. But now, we want you to actually PULL for pets!

What: Emancipet's Pulling for Pets returns this year just in time for Haul-O-Ween! Presented by Firehouse Animal Health Center, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Vodka for Dog People, this one-day event features teams of ghosts and goblins (and pet lovers!) competing to pull Emancipet's 26,000 pound mobile clinic over 20 feet in the fastest time. But speed isn't the only thing that counts in this tournament - awards will be given out for best costumes and top individual and team fundraisers.

Pulling for Pets will feature drag queen performances, warm up games by Austin Yard Games, music by Boyfriend ATX, treats for kiddos, and more! Plus an after party will follow at Ani's Day & Night with more Halloween fun!

Every $16 raised sponsors a pet in Emancipet’s mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible for everyone.

No matter the outcome, people and their pets are the winners (plus some serious bragging rights that you pulled a truck)! Plus all attendees are invited to the official Party for Pets after-party at Ani's Day & Night, 1:30-3:30, with dog tarot readings, drag queen performances by Extragrams, and more. 

Cost: $25 for Adults, $20 for Students (free for spectators) 

When: Sunday, October 24th. Registration begins at 10:30AM, with the Pull kicking off at 11AM

Where: Krieg Fields - 515 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78741 (turn into the lot at the stoplight)

Benefits: Every dollar raised goes to support Emancipet's mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible for everyone. Your life-changing support at this event goes directly to ensuring Austin pet owners have access to low-cost vet care. You can carry the weight, even if just for one day, for a person who feels like vet care is out of reach because of financial barriers.

What to wear: Comfortable athletic wear and closed toe shoes with tread. We recommend bringing gloves (although they aren't required). Participants will be emailed instructions and tips before event day. 

Questions: If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring Pulling for Pets: Haul-O-Ween, please contact our Director of Marketing + Events, Sarah Wolf, at

So what'd ya say? Are you in it with us? Ready to pull for pets?!

Want to come cheer us on? This event is free to attend. Participants planning on pulling the mobile clinic are the only folks that need to register online in advance with a donation of $20-$25.

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