Paws in the Park for Escondido Humane Society

Mark your calendars: Paws in the Park is Sunday, March 27, at Kit Carson Park! Join us as we celebrate the bond between people and their pets and raise funding and awareness for animals in need. Walk in honor or memory of an animal you love, and help change the world for animals in need.
What is Paws in the Park?
Paws in the Park is the largest dog walk in North San Diego County and is the Escondido Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This fun, family friendly event supports animal rescue, rehabilitation and adoption programs at EHS and helps us care for the 4,500 animals who come through our doors every year.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon March 27

WHERE: Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido

WHO: You, your canine companion, and anyone you know!

WHAT: 1.5 mile/2.5 fundraising walk and festival

WHY: To raise money and awareness for homeless animals and abandoned animals in our community.

CONTACT: (760) 888-2235

I want to participate! How do I get started?
Register online today by clicking on the “Click here to register today” button above. Create your own fundraising page, then e-mail the link to your personal web page to everyone you know! “Create a “pack” (team) of your own, or see if you can be the “top dog” (individual fundraiser). Already booked on March 27? Join us as a “virtual walker!” It’s quick, easy, and makes a lifesaving difference for animals in need. Do you have bunny or feline friends? Consider letting them cat-nap the morning away and join us in their honor. After all, Paws in the Park 2011 supports all companion animals in need! Download our 2011 Walker’s Guide (link below) for helpful fundraising tricks and tips.
Presented by the Petco Foundation
Earn prizes for your fundraising efforts!
Every dollar makes a difference for the animals at the Escondido Humane Society. As a token of our appreciation for your fundraising efforts, we offer incentive prizes such as T-shirts, doggie bandanas and gift cards based on dollars raised, starting at $50.
What other activities do you have besides the walk?
After the 1.5- or 2.5-mile walk, everyone is invited to stay for our post-walk activities. There are a lot of fun activities for the entire family – including the canines – including a games, contests, PAW vendor expo, entertainment by Gary Trice, San Diego’s “Classic Rocking DJ,” giveaways, raffle, doggie kissing booth, and so much more.
I own a business a Business. How can I help?
We have many sponsorship opportunities available, or you can join us as a vendor at our PAW vendor expo. Click on the links below to download our sponsorship and vendor packets. For more information, call (760) 888-2235 or e-mail
Big round of a-paws to our presenting sponsor, the Petco Foundation
Many thanks to our presenting media sponsor, San Diego 6 …
Meet Paws in the Park Spokespet Elsa, a beautiful ridgeless ridgeback who lives in Escondido with her family, who bid on the rights to become Spokespet for 2011 at our annual Tails at Twilight gala. Elsa is an 80-pound lap dog, but she also enjoys her 5-mile walks. Her favorite foods are fish skins, carrots and blueberries, and her parents say she is the sweetest dog they’ve ever had. Elsa is super excited to lead the pack and show off her walking skills at Paws in the Park!

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