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Sat June 1 - Sun June 30 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US
Presented by the Dutchess County Pride Center


Paws4Pride is a virtual walk-a-thon fundraiser where participants can walk with their dogs to raise funds for the Dutchess County Pride Center during the month of June. Participants will win prizes for most funds raised in a single day, a week, or have a chance at the Grand Prize for participating during the month of June- their pup being the fundraiser mascot for 2024, complete with photo shoot courtesy of Tara Cirigliano Photography. Don't have a dog to walk? Sponsor a team! Or, better yet, volunteer at your local animal shelter to "borrow" a walking buddy to raise funds for the Center. It could be a win for all!


Like any good fundraiser- we've got some great prizes! Our generous sponsors have donated a wide array of fabulous bonuses to spoil your best walking buddy.

Kaiser- Paws4Pride 2024 Mascot

PAWsome prizes include:  treats from Belle’s Barkery, a Pride Leash from Ruff Cuts Dog Boutique & Salon. winners choice of discounts on training from either Top Notch Dog Training, The K9Konnection Dog Training and Behavior Specialists, Pet Smart or a PetGoods gift basket.
Grand Prize Winner for most participation over the month of June: a PAWsome sWAG bag +  also be crowned Paws4Pride 2025 mascot!

Need a walking buddy?



We know some awesome pups who would love to join you on walks, helping to raise funds for DCPC. Check out Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary and volunteer to walk a shelter dog! This sweet boi's name is Tucker. He is just one of HVARS pooches ready for walkies, and a FURever home.


Here's some walking motivation


Virtual Dog Walk Challenge Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Virtual Dog Walk Challenge, click the button below.


We are happy to announce a collaboration this year with incredible pups pet rescue.

The Incredible Pups Pet Rescue has been working to reduce the number of animals euthanized at high kill shelters. They work closely with these shelters to save animals that are often just hours away from being put to sleep. They do not restrict what types of dogs they pull and they try to save as many sick and injured animals as their funds allow as they are often the hardest to find rescue for. The Incredible Pups Pet Rescue provides foster homes, needed trainings and care to them until they can find their forever homes. They hold adoption events frequently to help each animal find their forever homes. 


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