Join us for PetsWALK on Saturday, June 3rd!

PetsWALK Presented by VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital is a summertime celebration for the whole family! With beautiful water views and a gentle, mostly-flat course, this charity 5K in Downtown Poulsbo is great fun for you and your four-legged friend. Take PetsWALK at your own pace. If a 5K isn't quite your style, we also have a 1-mile option! Then, join us for a bustling vendor fair at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park after the walk/run. Raise lifesaving funds for shelter pets in need leading up to the event, and earn paw-tastic prizes!


Register for PetsWALK today and start fundraising to help us reach our goal of $30,000! Your generous support provides comfort and expert medical care to thousands of animals in Kitsap County so that each pet can be strong, healthy, and adopted into loving homes.

Event Details

Step 1: Register

Each registration comes with a Kitsap Humane Society 115-year anniversary commemorative bandana, discount on PetsWALK 30th anniversary apparel, day-of event access, and access to personal fundraising tools to help you raise money for the animals while unlocking awesome prizes. Sign up online, form a team, and invite your friends and family to join you in supporting KHS! 

Step 2: Fundraise

Once you've registered, you and your pack can start fundraising for our shelter pets today. You can easily set up a fundraising page to share with your friends and family to raise money for Kitsap Humane Society. Check out the Fundraising Prizes tab to see the selection of great prizes you'll earn as you fundraise.

Step 3: Walk, run, and join the fun!

Join us on Saturday, June 3 in Downtown Poulsbo for your favorite PetsWALK traditions including: the 5K walk/run (with a 1-mile option), vendor fair, contests, and adorable, adoptable animals. You can participate with or without your furry family members! All registered walkers will receive a Kitsap Humane Society bandana. Please note: T-Shirts are available for purchase on the Apparel Store tab. All registered walkers will receive a promo code for a discount on their PetsWALK 30th Anniversary commemorative merchandise.

Event Schedule

Race Schedule: 

  • Day-of Registration and Check-In starts at 7:30 a.m. at Lion's Park
  • Race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Lion's Park

Vendor Fair and Festival Schedule at the Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park: 

  • 11:00 a.m. - Race Awards
  • 11:15 a.m. - Costume Contest
  • 11:30 a.m. - Talent Contest
  • 11:45 a.m. - Wiggle Butt Contest
  • 12:00 p.m. - Live music - The MALO Combo
  •  1:00 p.m. - 4H presentations
  •  2:30 p.m. - Live Music - HOT SPRING WATER
  •  4:00 p.m. - Vendor Fair closes





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Meet Our 2023 Spokespet, Zuko!


Meet our amazing PetsWALK 2023 spokespet, Zuko! Zuko found his loving family at PetsWALK last year. Zuko's pet parent shared, “My husband and I walked into PetsWALK with no expectations, just looking to enjoy the sun and the views. My husband noticed how pretty Zuko (then named McQueen) was and how unphased he was by the chaos around him. We went up to check him out and the rest is history! The adoption process was so easy and we took him home that day.”

“Zuko is the perfect addition to our family! For us and our 9-year-old pup Indy, he keeps us young. Zuko is also a MAJOR cuddler, which our cat Southpaw really appreciates. He loves to sprint, eats everything from liver to carrots, does spin zoomies after he goes to the bathroom, and sleeps in so many different goofy ways. He's a pure goober and he fits right in with us… Zuko brings so much joy and energy into our lives and we are grateful to KHS for bringing us together!”

Zuko and his family have enjoyed seeing him as the face of our charity 5K walk / run and festival. “It is so lovely to see my Zuko as spokespet for PetsWALK! Zuko is definitely soaking it all in. He matches our energy, so when we see a flyer with his face and cheer for him, he jumps up for hugs!”

They are excited to check out PetsWALK this year. “My favorite part of PetsWALK is walking around all the booths and talking to the vendors. I'm still getting to know the Kitsap area and this is a great way to connect with the community, especially fellow pet lovers. The pups also love it because everyone's giving out treats! Folks should join the fun on June 3 not only for the vendors, but to get active with their pups in beautiful Downtown Poulsbo. The views are great plus you get to support KHS!”

Join Zuko and his family at PetsWALK Presented by VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital this Saturday, June 3. PetsWALK is an all-ages event and leashed pets are welcome. The PetsWALK festival is open to all animal lovers from 12 pm to 4 pm. Pick up samples, learn about animal health, and meet amazing local businesses and nonprofits. We'll have adorable animals up for adoption at the festival, too!

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