Step by Step: How does participation work?
First, set up your fundraising page and invite your friends and family to donate in honor of your efforts. Be sure to sign up as a team if you have a group of folks who will be walking together. Walkers who raise $50 or more will receive a pet bandana and those who raise $100 or more will receive their pet bandana and an official World’s Largest Pet Walk t-shirt!
Second, determine what type of walk you and your pets will participate in. You can choose an activity as simple as just you and your pet taking your normal stroll, or you can plan a group activity! What fun it was to see such creative ways of participating in the World’s Largest Pet Walk last year during our inaugural event! Corporate teams planned pet-friendly workplace walks to celebrate, inviting employees to walk with Pet Partners teams or their own pets! Friends and neighbors gathered with their pets at local parks and trails. Some of our Community Partner groups hosted local events with registered Pet Partners therapy animal teams leading the way. We also enjoyed seeing handlers conduct walks at schools and senior care communities, and even team up with other non-profits such as their local YMCA, humane organizations, or Walk with a Doc to host pet-friendly walks.
We even had people walking all around the world, including in Finland and Romania! We loved seeing the wonderful selfies and group photos that were posted to our social media channels.
Next, be sure to print your official World’s Largest Pet Walk bib and wear it during your walk, along with the bandanas and shirts.
Finally, on the big day, September 28, take pictures, post selfies of you and your pets, and share your participation on our Pet Partners social media channels. Tag us using the hashtags #WorldsLargestPetWalk and #PetPartners so Pet Partners and others can see what you are doing to stay fit and active with your animal!
For tips on how to participate, including a guide on how to use your online fundraiser dashboard, check out our webinar: