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Make a Day of it!

Walk for Animals is so much more than just a walk. We are going to have a blast with all kinds of amazing vendors and entertainment to educate and entertain you!

Heck you might not even do the walk! This day is all about bringing the community and their furry friends together for a great cause!

We have so many exciting thing to do and see at this year's walk. Food Trucks, balloon twisting, a 360 photo booth, ball drop, a caricature artist, vendors and more. 

Please come join us in raising money to help the dogs and cats at Animal Allies!

Check out the Animal Allies Retail table at the walk, we are having a blowout sale!


This year is our 31st annual Walk for Animals. We are excited to be back at Duluth's beautiful Bayfront Festival Park, and are hopeful this year's event will be our largest Walk for Animals yet! Whether you have two legs or four, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

We would love for you and your furry friends to join us for a fun filled day at Bayfront Festival Park Saturday June 3rd 9AM to 12PM. Gather with us for a day of FUN! Whether you are near or far YOU can help us fundraise to help homeless pets.

Your support will allow us to provide food, shelter and medical treatment to the animals in need.

Please support Animal Allies by contributing to our page, or by creating your own page. Making a donation is easy and safe. It is through the help and generousity of people like YOU that we are able to continue our work.

Your compassionate support truly makes a difference. Make sure to bookmark this page and come back often to check your progress.

The 2023 Walk for Animals Features:

  • A scenic walk with participants fundraising individually or as teams.
  • Vendor booths including food trucks, pet-related products, and more.
  • Pet and family-friendly activities like the "best trick" contest, races for the kiddos, a dog agility course and so much more!
  • Tennis ball drop
  • New this year- 360 Photo booth and a caricature artist, both fun to do with your pet!

As an independent nonprofit, Animal Allies is entirely funded by private donations, adoption and program fees, and fundraising from special events like the Walk for Animals.

All the event details including contests and times will be added soon, please check back for all the information.


  • Animals must be on a 6 foot or shorter leash at all times. NO RETRACTABLE LEASES ARE ALLOWED.
  • Animals must be current on vaccinations and are expected to be well behaved and social around adults, children and other pets.
  • Please do not bring a pet who will be easily frightened, agitated or aggressive.

Water will be supplied for the animals, and clean up bags will be available at Bayfront Park and along the walk route.

Please clean up after your pet.


We have extraordinary food vendors this year to keep you and your four legged buddies well feed and hydrated!

 Kettlemania Kettle Corn with lemonade and coffee!

My Mini Donuts- Mini donuts, cheese curds and more!

Crank and Dasher Ice Cream- always a crowd favorite!

This is how you can help!

Register today as an individual or as a team. Building a team with your friends, family, co-workers and of course your four-legged buddies will make the day more fun! The first 150 o check in will recieve an Animal Allies  calapsable water bottle.


You can register today, or you can register the morning of the event at 9:00AM. All walkers who raise $100 or more will earn a Walk for Animals T-Shirt! Register before May 13th to guarantee your preferred shirt size.

TEAM GOAL-The team that raises the most in donations will win a private behind the scenes tour of the shelter.

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER- The individual who raises the most donations will get to name a litter of kittens plus receive a fabulous gift bag.

$100 OR MORE IN DONATIONS - Will earn a Walk for Animals T-Shirt.


The Grand Marshal dog (with their  human) that raise the most donations will get to pick the winner of the tennis ball drop!

  • Each Grand Marshal will receive a Walk for Animals flag to proudly display on their pet's leash.
  • Grand Marshals will be first on the walking path.
  • A photo of you and your pet will be emailed to you after the event.

Thank you for joining the Walk for Animals! By participating in the Walk for Animals, you are raising funds and awareness to help Animal Allies Humane Society provide homeless pets the quality care and kindness they deserve. Animal Allies has put together this toolkit to help you get started on your fundraising journey. Every dollar you raise goes directly toward helping homeless cats and dogs find their new loving homes.

Register online and set your fundraising goal! Add a photo of you and your pets and personalize your page to let people know why you are fundraising for Animal Allies. Ask the Right People: Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, supervisors, local businesses, religious community members, and others!                                                                                                                                       

Post on social media : Let family and friends know about your fundraising goal.                                                                                                                 

 Set a goal: Setting a goal will help   you raise more money - those who know and support you will want to help you reach your goal!

Ask Family to help: Ask parents, siblings, partners, and family members to tell their friends about your fundraising goal. 

Ask friends and family to share your Participant Page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and use our event hashtag #WFA2022. The more people that see your page, the more likely you are to meet your goal!   

Take the 7 Day Challenge to raise $250

Day 1-Sponsor yourself $30

Day 2-Ask three relatives to sponsor you with $20

Day 3: Ask six friends to sponsor you with $10

Day 4: Ask five teachers or coaches to sponsor you with $10

Day 5: Ask five neighbors to sponsor you with $5

Day 6: Ask your spouse, partner, or close friend to sponsor you with $25

Day 7: Celebrate your success! 


360 Photo Booth!

You might have heard of it, but are probably wondering just what exactly is the 360 photo booth?  Widely called a 360 photo booth, it is actually a video booth that captures 120 frames a second. Users step on the platform, while a revolving video camera spins 360 degrees around to capture slow-motion video. It is one of the most creative content captures there is, and the perfect experience for you and your fuzzy friends to try out at the walk! This experience is sponsored by Krenzen!

So much fun for kids, pets and adults!

This is your chance to win!

Tennis ball tickets are

$5.00 each. We are limiting

the balls to 500. At noon

sharp the Minnesota Power

line truck will drop the

balls, a speacial guest dog

will choose a ball and we

will have a winner. You do

not need to be present to

win. Ball tickets are avalable

at the shelter during

business hours. Cash or

check only please.