Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Rose Larisa Park, Riverside RI

It’s time to start your FUNd-raising for the Rhode Island SPCA’s 17th annual dog walk, Paws in the Park!

On Saturday, October 26th dog lovers from all over Rhode Island will join us at Rose Larisa Park, in Riverside for a fun-filled, fall day of pet games, activities for all ages, local vendors, food trucks and back by popular demand, our Halloween themed costume contest!

Registration is a $5.00 donation and gets you and your pup a goodie bag at check in! Your $5.00 donation goes directly to your fundraising goal too!

Register Online at the Park on Saturday, October 26!

Raise Funds and earn prizes!

Fundraising takes a lot of time and effort and we want you to know how much the animals appreciate it! Check out all the cool prizes you can get!
Registration fees are included in your fundraising totals!
Teams will earn incentives based on individual fundraising totals but will be competing for the Team grand prize!

Raise $25 – Earn a Paws in the Park branded reusable tote bag filled with goodies!

Raise $50 – Earn an official event T-shirt AND a Paws in the Park branded reusable tote bag filled with goodies!

Raise $100 – Earn a collapsible travel water bowl for your pup AND an official event t-shirt AND a Paws in the Park branded reusable tote bag filled with goodies!

Raise $250 – Earn a a super cool branded waist bag (great for training and dog walking!) AND an official event t-shirt, AND a collapsible travel water bowl for your pup AND a Paws in the Park branded reusable tote bag filled with goodies!

Raise $500Earn all that super cool stuff listed above AND an awesome Paws in the Park branded Hoodie!

Schedule of Events!

10:00 AM Registration & Morning Activities – Check-in at the registration booth and turn in your donation sheet and money raised, don’t forget to pick up your prizes! Shop in our Local Vendor Market and check out our awesome food trucks for some yummy local noms! Be sure to participate in our dog & people activities…. Stay tuned for a full activities list!

11:00 AM Costume Contest – Participate in our Halloween Costume Contest!
CATagories are: Best Costume & Best Dog & Owner Costume! Prizes for both winners!

11:30 AM WALK Kick-off – Follow our Paws in the Park spokes-dogs Cruiser & Josie and head out for a mile-long walk along the beautiful waterfront of Larisa Park.

12:30 PM Food, Awards and Raffle – Take some time to replenish after your walk at our food trucks! Top fundraisers will be recognized and the raffle are drawn.

Activities & Happenings!

Local Marketplace – Check out some awesome local companies for all your shopping needs! Here is a list of our vendors…list updates often so be sure to check back!
Woof! Woof! Wagon
Buppy Pets
Cat Creations by Karen
Lily’s Bone to Pick
Rumford Pet Center
Doberman Rescue Unlimited
West Greenwich Animal Hospital
Moriarty’s Fence Company
Scrub – A – Pup
Northpointe Bank
K-9 Connection
Camp Bow Wow
Tobacco Free Rhode Island
D-Tails Grooming
MP Images
Trek Dog, LLC
Patience Inspired Dog Training
Food & Beverage Vendors!
Duck & Bunny | Apple Cider & Pastries
Granny Squibb | Organic Iced Teas
Captain Cheese Food Truck | Grilled Cheese

Dogs, Kids & People – Activities for all!

Paws in the Park is way more than a walk! We have fun happenings and activities for pets & people…Stay Tuned as we add even more fun to the list!

  • Pumpkin Painting! Paint a pumpkin and take it home….or donate it to be displayed at the Rhode Island SPCA through the fall season.
  • Celebrity Selfies! Take a selfie with the character Jack Sparrow, from Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Spooktacular Photobooth! Visit our custom- made Halloween Themed Photobooth.
  • Dog Agility! – Let your pup feel like a superhero as they fly through K9 Connections professional agility course.
  • Pup-Cake! Just for the dogs! Be sure to get a slice of the custom Halloween themed Jack’s Snacks Pup-Cake.
  • Cornhole Free Play! Not just for kids but for adults too! Who doesn’t love a good game of cornhole? Win prizes just for playing!
  • Trick or Treating – Dogs & Kids! Visit the stops along the walk for candy and pup treats.
  • Doggie Games! “Find it,” “Hoops,” Longest Stay & more! Prizes for each game!
  • Win All The Things! Be sure to check out our awesome raffle items! Baskets, gift certificates & more!

Halloween Costume Contest!

Dogs + Costume = ADORABLE
We can’t think of anything more fun than dressing up our pup … wait dressing up WITH our pup could be just as fun!

Win prizes for Best Dog Costume & Best Dog & Owner Costume!
Be sure to register for the contest at the check-in table on Saturday, October 26th! Costume contest kicks-off at 11am

Lovin’ the adorable faces on our promotions?

We are excited to introduce our 2019 Paws in the Park spokes-dogs! Meet Cruiser & Josie! These two besties love being outdoors, catching balls and playing with the hose. Both adopted from the Rhode Island SPCA, they are livin’ their best life with their forever family and we look forward to them kicking off this years’ Paws in the Park walk!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors…

Best Friend Sponsors

Big Dog Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Paw Print Sponsors