Humane Society to host 23nd annual Dogwood Walk at Gulley Park on May 2


One of the most dog-friendly events in Fayetteville is coming up this weekend.

The Humane Society of the Ozarks will host the 23nd annual Dogwood Walk on Saturday, May 2 at Gulley Park.

Registration for the event, which serves as one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Humane Society, begins at 9 a.m. (or pre-register here).

After that, a morning full of contests and other activities for dogs (and owners) are planned, leading up to the annual Dogwood Walk parade around the park trail at 11 a.m.

This year, the parade will be led by KNWA news anchor, Laine Baker and her dogs, Ozzy and Jazzy.

An awards ceremony begins at 11:45 a.m., and prizes will be given in the following categories:

  • Best dressed dog
  • Most unique dog
  • Cutest dog
  • Best owner-dog look-alike
  • Best dog trick
  • Most spirited pack
  • Most spirited Razorback pup
  • Fastest Frisbee fetch
  • Most patriotic pooch

Registration 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.

Goodie bags filled with a variety of dog products can be purchased for an additional $15. Microchipping will be available for an additional $20 and includes implanting of the microchip by a veterinarian and the microchip registration fee.

Proceeds support Humane Society programs, including low-cost spay/neuter assistance, emergency vet care assistance, shelter/rescue outreach, cruelty prevention, medical care for animals rescued from abuse/neglect situations, adoption awareness and community education.

For more information call 479-444-7387.