Pups and Pucks, The Grand Rapids Griffins 5th Annual Fall Walk-a-thon benefiting Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary
What is the Pups and Pucks Fall Walk-a-thon?
Five years ago, the Grand Rapids Griffins made a commitment to the betterment of our local animal community by partnering with Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill Sanctuary in the Midwest, dedicated to finding homes for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs.
Since then, they have participated in multiple campaigns to help adoptable dogs find their forever homes, including commercials, print materials, and walking rescued dogs in our Annual Fall Walk-a-thon. Each year, the players and coaches walk Sanctuary dogs in an effort to help find that dog and many others, their forever homes. They have also helped raise thousands of dollars for Mackenzie’s by collecting pledges.
At the walk-a-thon, you and your family (and your four-legged friends) can join the team by walking in an effort to raise awareness for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs. After the walk, join the fun and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities including: Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Arts and Crafts, a Pet-friendly Marketplace and so much more!
A big thanks to everyone that has participated in and supported our past 4 walk-a-thons. Because of you, we have raised enough money to break ground on the new on-site veterinary clinic!!!!
Thanks to the BISSELL Pet Foundation, we have $10,000 towards our goal of $91,500.00.
Now we need your support to equipt the building with the necessary medical equipment enabling us to do spay and neuter, dentals, x-rays, laboratory work(blood work, urinalysis,etc), preventative medical care, and save us over $5,000 in just gas to drive to the vets office. Our clinic will function to better serve our dog population in a timely and more cost effective manner. Thus furthering our mission of providing the highest standards of care for our animals, including veterinary care!!!
How You Can Help
Register and Start Collecting Pledges Today:
Step 1: Register
To register and to create your own fundraising page today - simply click on the "Register" tab at the top right of this page. Registration is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are FREE.
**The first 100 people to pregister will receive a goodie bag!!!
Step 2: Fundraise
After you register with firstgiving, it's time to create your very own fundraising page to collect pledges for Mackenzie's! Firstgiving makes this a very simple and user friendly process. You can even upload your picture or a picture of the dog that you are walking for. Once you've created your page, email it to friends, family, co-workers and any pet lover you know and asked them to help you reach your goal and make a donation to Mackenzie's!!
**Prizes will be awarded to our top fundrasers!!!
Step 3: Come to Mackenzie's on Monday October 15th for the 5th Annual Fall Walk-a-thon, with or without a dog to walk and have a PAW-some time!!!
- Dogs participating in the walk must present current proof of the following healthcare: Bordatella Vaccination, Distemper Vaccination, Rabies Vaccination, and proof of a negative Fecal Exam (fecal taken within last 6 months). Proof of your dog's records can be faxed to Mackenzie's office at 616-855-2285, or submitted with your Registration form
- All participating dogs must be kept on-leash and under control at all times
- All dogs participating should be comfortable with other dogs, and people of all ages
- We request that dogs be the only pets that attend this event. (no cats or other small animals)