West Milford Animal Shelter 2017 Dog Walk

Sunday, September 17, 2017



Put on your boots, and hitch up your doggies, folks!

It's time for the 21st Annual West Milford Animal Shelter

We’re kickin’ it up a notch with a western theme this year!

When is it?
September 17, 2017, from 11:00am until 3:00pm
Contests start at 1:00pm!
(Rain date:  9/24/17)

Where is it? 
Wawayanda State Park.
885 Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt, NJ, 07421

What is it?
The Walk-a-Dog-athon is a fundraiser for the 100% volunteer operated animal shelter in West Milford, NJ.  Our shelter is recognized by the ASPCA as a “must-see animal shelter” for the amazing work the volunteers do, and the level of compassion and high quality of life provided for the animals in our care. Help us raise money for the homeless animals.

How does it work?
Registration is free.  We ask a minimum donation of $10 per dog.  The goal is to obtain as much as you can in donations from your sponsors.  Walk with or without a dog, or have a relaxing day at home.  Participation in the walk does not require you to walk any minimum distance or even walk at all.  Remember, it's a fundraiser.  Prizes are awarded to those raising the most money for the WMASS, as determined at the end of the day of the event. Anyone could be a winner! All participants in the walk will also receive a goody bag and bandana for their dog(s).

It's a fundraiser, so let's kick it into high gear with prizes for the highest totals!

We'll have contests for your pups...

  • Best Dressed Dog & Owner
  • Biggest Dog
  • Smallest Dog
  • Best Kisser
  • New this year: Best Human Howler!

Contest winners for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category receive a gift bag & a medal.

Sponsor yourself, or ask friends and family to sponsor you.
Use this website to set up a fundraising page.  Prizes will be awarded to the individuals who generate the highest total donations:

  • Grand Prize: $400 JRC gift certificate (donated by JRC Jewelers)
  • 1st Prize: $300 ShopRite gift certificate (donated by Inserra Supermarkets)
  • 2nd Prize: $275 Pet Portrait (donated by Artistry by Linda Marie)
  • 3rd Prize: $100 Target gift card (donated by Target,  Riverdale, NJ)
  • 4th Prize: $75 Visa gift card (donated by Critter Sitters Pet Sitting Services )
  • 5th Prize: $60 Action Camera (donated by Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital)
  • 6th Prize: $25 gift card (donated by Ringwood Dairy Queen)

Email friends. Email family. Let everyone know that you’re doing an awesome thing by helping the West Milford Animal Shelter!

Go ahead…bark it up!

We’re looking forward to seeing all the waggin’ tails out on the trail!


For a printable registration form and information, visit