Pups and Pucks, The Grand Rapids Griffins 7th Annual Fall Walk-a-thon benefiting Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary

Monday, October 13, 2014


What is Pups and Pucks, The Grand Rapids Griffins 7th Annual Fall Walk-a-thon?

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.

At the Walk-a-thon, you and your family (four-legged friends included) can join the team by walking in an effort to raise awareness for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs. Each year, the players and coaches walk Sanctuary dogs in an effort to help find those dogs’ their forever homes.

After the walk, join the fun and take part in a variety of family-friendly activities including: Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Arts and Crafts, ask the vet, a Pet-friendly Marketplace and so much more!


Pups and Pucks, Annual Fall Walk-a-thon Accomplishments

A huge THANK YOU from every dog that has benefitted from your great generosity. Thank You to everyone that has participated in and supported our past 6 Walk-a-thons. Because of you, our supporters, we have raised nearly $100,000 to complete various projects over the years.


How You Can Help this year

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 $15 per person. Children 12 and under are FREE.

**The first 100 people to pregister will receive a goodie bag!!!

Step 2:  Fundraise, Fundraise, AND Fundraise


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 ask them to help you reach your goal and make a donation to Mackenzie's!!

***There might just be something in it for you if you are the top fundraiser!

Step 3:  Come to Mackenzie's on Monday October 13th for the 7th Annual Fall Walk-a-thon, with or without a dog to walk and have an awesome time!!!

Dogs participating in the Walk-A-Thon 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 12 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)