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RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2017

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
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Paws on the road to fundraise for a good cause
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Photo taken from RSPCA Million Paws Walk's Facebook page.


Well well well, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dogs and puppies, the date has been set, and registrations are now open - that's right, it's nearly time for the annual RSPCA Million Paws Walk again! This year on Sunday 21st May 2017, thousands of dogs will drag their hoomans out on a walk to raise vital funds for RSPCA - last year, in Queensland alone, the Million Paws Walk attracted over 37,000 pets and their owners. Think about the biggest doggy play date you ever had - it's likely that size wise, it doesn't even come close to this.

The Million Paws Walk has multiple locations within the Brisbane region, with the biggest (in terms of size) being the one held at South Bank - this particular walk, a 3.5km loop kicks off at 10am, although feel free to get there as early as 8:30am, because there will be heaps of activities, food, and of course, many potential new furry friends to meet! To give you a taster of what you might expect, Eddy met over 30 other pugs and pug crosses (and countless other breeds), navigated through a doggy maze using a trail of treats, ate a paw shaped doggy biscuit with the words 'MPW 2016' written on using carob, and received lots and lots of freebies from the various stalls in the forecourt, including a tag to prove that he managed to complete the walk. We can't wait to build up our collection of Million Paws Walk tags in the years to come!

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This was most likely one of Eddy's favourite days in 2016.


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Have you ever seen this many pugs/pug crosses in the one place?


It's important to note that the admission fee that you pay will only cover the costs of running the event - the actual fundraising is separate to what you pay to join. Setting up your fundraiser page is easy, with a link sent to your email upon registration - in fact, if you set up your fundraising page, you'll automatically qualify for a free RSPCA Million Paws Walk tote bag, regardless of how much you raise. There will also be tips provided on how best to ask for donations from friends and family. The fundraiser involves a 'Million Paws Challenge' - between 20th April and 20th May, you and your dog will walk one million paws to fundraise for animals in need. Update your fundraising page with the minutes you walk each day and your number of paws will be calculated for you. Easy! Dogs and owners who don't want to walk one million paws can set their own personal target on their fundraiser page instead.





What are you waiting for? Get out your diaries, save the date, get those registration forms in, and start fundraising - Eddy, Sam and I hope to see you all there!



Note: Get 20% off your admission price if you register before March 31st, 2017, using the code: WALK.
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Why? The largest doggy play date ever, for a good cause!
When: 8:30am - 1:30pm (walk kicks off at 10am)
Phone: (07) 3426 9999
Where: Multiple locations across Brisbane (& Australia)
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An amazing event. Already marked it on my calendar.
by lokyl (score: 2|374) 147 days ago
Wonderful and lovely activity, good for pets and people.
by ycwong (score: 2|476) 145 days ago
interested in the event
by locke (score: 1|46) 144 days ago
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