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Walk For Wags – August 16, 2020
A salute to our Military Working War Dogs - Canceled


The decision to cancel the August 16th Humane Society of Portage County's "Walk For Wags 2020" (Pfiffner Pioneer Park) was tough, but a necessary one since pandemic restrictions made the event no longer viable. We are comforted knowing our Portage County community and those scheduled to travel to our event are not being put in harm's way with the novel coronavirus.

We want to do a special shout out to our "2020 Walk For Wags" sponsors and all participants who signed up for the Walk. Team Schierl Companies, TDS, Kessler and Greer Law Office, High Ground of WI, Fleet Farm, VFW Post 10262, Donaldson Company, "Stubby the Dog Soldier" author Blake Hoena, "Cycling Without Age", Caricatures by Joey, Portage County Veteran Services and Don Burling. They are walking the walk of supporting all animals at The Humane Society of Portage County. Please pencil us in for June 27, 2021 - we will be honoring the heroic military working war dogs who fought along with our troops.

If you have any questions please contact Sherri at the shelter (715)344-6012;
or by email at executive.director@hspcwi.org.

$40 per walker early registration   |   $50 per walker after July 20th, 2020
Walkers are encouraged to collect pledges.

Schedule of Events & Activities

• Dogs and their owners are invited to participate in WALK FOR WAGS.

• 10:30 a.m. — Registration for walkers and their dogs

• 11:00 a.m. — 1.5-mile walk begins

• 12:30 p.m. — Patriotic Pet fashion and costume contest

• all dogs receive a bandana

• Flag color guard by the local VFW Post 10262

• Military working dog handler Don Burling

• Book signing by author Blake Hoena; author of "Stubby the Dog Soldier World War 1 Hero"

• Police Canine

• Portage County Humane Officers

• Point soda tastings

• Guest emcee Mayor Mike Wiza

• Kids games

• Win great prizes and baskets with raffle tickets and games

• Beverage tasting, coffee & soda

• Face Painting

• Caricature artist

• Photo Booth

• Vendors will display pet products and services

• Music

• Walk held rain or shine

• Walk with or without a pet!

• Dogs must be on a leash and current on vaccinations

• Food and beverages available for purchase or included if registered for the walk  

Click here to download the 2020 Registration Form

Click here to download the 2020 Sponsor Form

Click here to see photos from the 2019 Walk for Wags