Humane Society to host 22nd annual Dogwood Walk

One of the most fun events of the year for dogs (and dog lovers) is coming soon to Fayetteville.

Of course, we’re talking about The Humane Society of the Ozarks’ 22nd annual Dogwood Walk, set for Saturday, May 3 at Gulley Park.

Pooches and their owners hanging out at last year’s Dogwood Walk


The event, which serves as one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Humane Society, begins with registration at 9 a.m. Vendor booths showcasing local pet-related products and services will also open at 9 a.m.

After that, a day full of dog trick contests, costume contests, and other activities are planned, culminating in the the annual Dogwood Walk around the park trail at 11 a.m.

This year, the walk will be led by KNWA weatherman, Dan Scoff and his pup, Porsha.

An awards ceremony begins at 11:45 a.m., and prizes will be given in several categories, including best dressed dog, most unique dog, best owner-dog look-alike, best dog trick, most spirited Razorback pup, and others.

Admission to the event is $25 ($20 for Humane Society members), and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Companion Passes for families or friends are available for an additional $5 with a paid registration (does not include a t-shirt). Kids 5 and under may attend for free.

In addition, microchipping services will also be offered at the event for $20 to help you locate your pup if it ever gets lost.

All proceeds from the Dogwood Walk benefit the Humane Society of the Ozarks. For more information, visit