It's a DOG WALK! 
But all humans are welcome, with or without a pup.

Join fellow pet lovers at the Woof-A-Palooza Dog Walk to benefit Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE). Walk for 1/2 mile or 1 mile -- your choice -- around the beautiful Briar Chapel Great Meadow to raise funds for CARE. This fun-filled event will also include food trucks, vendors, contests, music and prizes! Help us reach our goal of $40,000 to support the dogs and cats of Chatham County, NC. Learn how your donation helps here.

When and Where
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Briar Chapel - Great Meadow Park
161 Salt Cedar Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
View event program and map

Adults: $30 through September 6; $35 after. T-shirt included.
Kids 6-15: $15 without a t-shirt. Buy a t-shirt for $15.
Children 5 and under: Free without a t-shirt. Buy a t-shirt for $15.

Schedule of Events
  9:00 - Doors open, on-site registration, t-shirt/swag bag pickup for pre-registrants,
             Visit the CARE booth to purchase additional t-shirts or other goodies.
             Visit our vendors!
10:00 - Welcome and Opening Remarks by Sheriff Mike Roberson
            and Valerie Broadway of Canine Coaching Services
10:05 - K9 Drug Detection demo by Chatham County Sheriff's Office
10:20 - Agility demo by Autumn Winds Agility Center
10:40 - Search & rescue demo by NCK9 E.R.T.
10:50 - Line Up for Dog Walk (near pavillion and main stage)
11:00 - Dog Walk Start (follow signs for 1/2 mile or 1 mile loop)
12:00 - Musical Sit and Best Trick Contests,
             led by Barbara Long of Paw in Hand Training
12:30 - Silent auction results and Picnic at the Park

Food Trucks
Aromatic Roasters (coffee and baked goods)
Merry Franksters (gourmet hot dogs)
Maple View Ice Cream

Online registration ends Friday, September 20. Need help? Here are instructions for how to register online.

On-site registration begins at 9:00 am on September 21. Save time by downloading and completing the registration form here.

All adult registrations include a t-shirt. Additional shirts may be purchased through the online Store, or on-site at Registration.

Event Waiver
Please review the information to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Online registrants have already accepted these responsibilities.

Email the planning committee.





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About CARE

The mission of Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) is to promote the health and safety of all dogs and cats in Chatham County, NC.  CARE is a volunteer-based, donor-funded, 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization that has served the community since 1975. CARE works with the Chatham County Animal Shelter to save the lives of unwanted cats and dogs, manages feral cat colonies, offers spay/neuter vouchers to lower income families, and serves as an educational resource.  

CARE foster caregivers provide loving, stable homes to homeless cats and dogs, helping them become the best possible pets for their future forever families.  In 2018, CARE was able to take in and find homes for more than 120 dogs and cats, most of whom would otherwise have been euthanized without the dedicated help of our donors and volunteers.  In 2019, we've found homes for more than 82 cats and 47 dogs to date.

CARE's education program teaches young children about the importance of pet responsibility, thereby developing and empowering the next generation of animal advocates. CARE’s Lillie's Fund is a targeted spay/neuter program, subsidizing sterilization surgeries for pets owned by lower income families in Chatham County.  In 2018, CARE fixed more than 500 dogs and cats, and we are on track to exceed that number in 2019. All of this would not be possible without the generosity of donors like you!