We are more than halfway to our fundraising goal for our largest fundraiser of the year! *Text RISPCA to 50155* and donate any amount to help us save more animals this year and continue to provide critical community programs and services!

VIRTUAL Paws In The Park!

Our 18th annual Paws in the Park event has gone VIRTUAL. Register today and start your FUN-raising and help the Rhode Island SPCA reach our goal of $30,000 to help the people and animals in our community who need it most. On Saturday, September 26th we will be LIVE streaming, produced by JDI Productions, from 11:30AM – 12:30AM here on our website, Facebook and Instagram. Until then, every week we will be bringing you interactive games & contests through our Facebook and Instagram pages, where you can win cool prizes and raffle tickets!

RISPCA President, Joe Warzycha with 2020 AmbassaDOG, Willow shares why we went virtual for our 18th annual event and why this year is so important for you to participate!

Weekly Challenges!

Each week leading up to our Live Stream on September 26 we will be announcing a new fundraising challenge or video contest on our Facebook, Instagram and website! Not on social media? That’s Ok, you can still participate! Any video challenge can be submitted through email at ckile@rispca.com! Participate in any and ALL the challenges and you can rack up the FURtual Raffle Tickets and win challenge specific prizes!

Week 6 Challenge Announced!

We are in the home stretch! There is only ONE WEEK left to fundraise for Paws in the Park!

As our only fundraiser in 2020, we wanted to find a way to celebrate our milestone 150th anniversary through Paws in the Park! So this weeks #FundraisingChallenge is appropriately named Celebrate 150!

For every $150 you raise (single donation or donations adding up to) from Friday, September 18th ~ Sunday, September 20th (at 11PM) you will earn 50 Fur-tual raffle tickets AND be entered to win a certificate for a custom pet portrait by Liz McGrath valued at $250!

Celebration Spin! All donors who contribute during the challenge will earn 10 FURtual Raffle Tickets for themselves! Our FURtual Raffle is packed full of amazing items, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to rack up your tickets!

As part of our celebration, you will notice that many of our fundraising incentives are proudly sporting our limited edition Celebrate 150 logo! So let’s celebrate together, raise funds, earn prizes and help the animals who need it most!

FURtual Raffle!!

Paws in the Park is known for its super cool raffle prizes! Going virtual is not going to change that! How do you get your raffle tickets? You EARN your FURtual Raffle Tickets through our weekly online challenges! Raffle winners will be called during our Live Streaming event, produced by JDI Productions, on Saturday, September 26 from 11:30am – 12:30pm!

Take a look at the FURtual Raffle Prizes!!

Highest Fundraising Prizes!

We want to put the FUN in fundraising so why not put a little competition into it! Our top fundraisers not only earn cool incentives but also awesome prizes! 

Top Individual Fundraisers!
1st Place – Two night stay at the White Mountains, NH St. Moritz House!
This beautiful, privately owned chalet style house is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath chalet sleeps 6 and is just 10 minutes from downtown North Conway! Outdoor activities galore for all seasons! Skiing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking galore in the surrounding white mountains and lakes region. 

2nd Place– 2021 WaterFire Providence Experience Package!
You and a guest will have exclusive access to the Brazier Society Reception Tent where you will enjoy a catered reception, special performances and a rare and unforgettable chance to experience WaterFire from a custom built wood boat that will pilot you through the fires. 

3rd Place –Woof! Woof! Pet Boutique Gift Basket!
A basket filled with high quality pet toys, treats and a gift certificate from one of the best pet boutiques around!

Fundraising Incentives!

Raising funds not only helps to support our critical programs and services here at the Rhode Island SPCA, but YOU get cool stuff too! Check all the cool stuff you will earn just by fundraising for the animals!

$25 – Commemorative Rhode Island SPCA Celebrate 150 Car Magnet
$50 – Paws in the Park 2020 T-shirt & Car Magnet$100 – Commemorative Rhode Island SPCA Celebrate 150 Canvas Tote Bag & all of the above $250 – Rhode Island SPCA Custom, Local & Handmade Candle & all of the above  $500 – Paws in the Park 2020 limited edition Hooded Sweatshirt & all of the above

Virtual Halloween Photo Parade!

We want to see pets of all types, shapes and sizes dressed in their Halloween costumes so that we can feature them in our “Halloween Photo Parade! Submit a photo of your pet in costume to ckile@rispca.com until Friday, September 18th at 11PM. We’ll be airing it during our Live Stream event produced by JDI Productions on Saturday, September 26 from 11:30am-12:30pm!

Download YOUR Selfie Sign Here!!

Write down who you’re “walking” for and Post it on your social media with the hashtags #stillwalking & #pawsinthepark2020. Be sure to tag the Rhode Island SPCA so we can share it!

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Best Friend Sponsors

Big Dog Sponsors

PM Inc. Masonry Contractors

Companion Sponsor
Paw Print Sponsor

Special Thanks to Our In-Kind Donors

We’d like to thank the following businesses and organizations for supporting our fundraising efforts by providing a item or a service to use for our prizes and incentives for our participants in our Virtual 18th annual Paws In The Park Dog event!

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

For more information, contact Director of Development & Community Relations, Connie Kile at ckile@rispca.com or 401-438-8150 x8.