Goddard State Park | Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 10:00am (Rain Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014)

Join us on Saturday, August 23, 2014, for our 12th Annual Marvin Memorial Walk for the Animals at Goddard State Park in Warwick, Rhode Island.

At the Walk

Microchipping for your dog will be offered at the walk!

Sign in begins at 10am - bring in your collected donations and pick up your prizes and gift bag! All those who raise at least $50 receive an RISPCA Walk t-shirt.

  • Bring your dog(s), friends, and family and join us for a fun day in the park!
  • Visit with our sponsors and vendors
  • State Police Search and Rescue Dog demonstration
  • Canine agility demonstration
  • Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest, Costume Contest, and Best Trick Contest - great prizes for the winners!

Walk Begins at 11:30am - head out for a mile long walk through the wooded trails of Goddard Park. Visit the rest stop to grab some water for you and your dog and some dog treats.

Lunch, Awards and Raffle- a delicious lunch will be available for a small donation when you return from the walk. Top fundraisers will be recognized and the raffle will be drawn.

It promises to be an excellent day and it is all for a good cause! 

Get Started Today

Register online at www.firstgiving.com/rispca or by completing a registration sheet. We hope to see you there! Can't make it to the walk or have a friend who is participating? Make a donation! See all of the teams and donate.

Why Raise Money for the Rhode Island SPCA?

The money raised at the Walk goes directly toward helping our animals by providing food, shelter, veterinary care, and a chance for a new home. This community event is anticipated by pet lovers throughout the state. You won’t want to miss it! We invite you to get involved by collecting pledges for the walk, starting a fundraising team of walkers, and bringing your dogs for an excellent day in the park. It is all for a good cause and the animals thank you for your support!

Start collecting pledges!

There is no minimum amount walkers must raise. The more money participants raise at this pledge style fundraiser, the more prizes they earn. The fundraising goal for individuals is $250.  Ask friends, family, co-workers, and everyone you know. Pre-register and create your own fundraising page today! Top fundraisers in the individual and team categories receive additional prizes. Create your own fundraising site and collect pledges on-line at www.firstgiving.com/rispca or collect pledges by cash or check with a pledge sheet.

Create a fundraising team!

Raising money for the homeless animals at the Rhode Island SPCA is even more fun with a team!  Start a team of walkers with friends, family, co-workers, or any other animal lovers you know.  All funds raised by team members go toward your team goal. Great prizes for the top fundraising team.

Sponsor the Walk

Their are many great ways for companies to get involved! Sponsor the walk or participate as a vendor, or encourage a team of walkers from your organization to raise money for the animals at the RISPCA! It is a great way to show your support for our community and reach a new audience!


Contact Jim McGee, Director of Development at jmcgee@rispca.com or (401) 438-8150.