General Information

Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Paws in the Park further the mission of the SPCA Serving Erie County. Our mission is to create a more humane community through education, rescuing, protecting and enhancing the lives of animals and nurturing the bond between animals and people. The SPCA Serving Erie County is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you and your dog are walking with us! Registration fees help us cover the cost of the event and we need every participant to sign a standard waiver through their official registration.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every participant get a T-shirt?
Every registered Adult participant will receive an official Paws in the Park T-shirt. Children's t-shirts can be purchased for $5.

Where do I park for the event? 

Parking is available in the fields in front of the stables. Keep an eye out day of for our volunteers directing cars day of!

Is handicap parking available? 

Handicap accessible parking is available upon request. Please email gennam@yourspca.org to request handicap accessible parking.

Will there be food? 

Food will be available to be purchased through food trucks. Stay tuned for our food truck line up!

Fundraising

How do I start fundraising?
The best fundraising efforts start by sharing your personal story about why you're participating in Paws in the Park. Visit your Participant Center to include your story on your personal fundraising page. Once your page is updated, share it with friends, family, and co-workers via email, social networks, and word of mouth.

How do I fundraise on Facebook?
Log in to your Participant Center and click “Connect to Facebook” to set up a Facebook Fundraiser. Once you do so, all donations received through Facebook will be credited to your fundraising page and go towards your fundraising goal

How are donations collected?
Donations can be made online with a credit card or by check or money order made out to the SPCA Serving Erie County. You can also mail donations along with the printable donation form available on your personal fundraising page to the SPCA at 300 Harlem Rd West Seneca, NY 14224.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising web page?
Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the SPCA at 300 Harlem Rd in West Seneca.  Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take one to two weeks to show up on your web page.