Million Paws Walk is Australia’s biggest dog walking event and holds a special place in the hearts of many people and their pooches. While it is a great day where we all come together and celebrate our love for dogs, the safety and wellbeing of our supporters, volunteers, staff and animals has always been our priority. As a result of ongoing developments concerning COVID-19, we will no longer be able to hold the public event on Sunday 17 May.

But don’t put away your activewear just yet! 

We’re working around the clock to make sure you can still celebrate and support animals in need this May. After all, it is our favourite day of the year and so very important for animal welfare!

We’re excited to launch ‘Million Paws Walk: Walk This May’ – your fun excuse to (responsibly) walk your dog and raise money for animals in need. While social distancing is a national priority, our dogs still need enrichment and exercise. As part of ‘Million Paws Walk: Walk This May’, we’re asking supporters to safely take their dogs for a walk in their neighbourhood or backyard and keep raising funds along the way. And funnily enough, the average length of a standard dog lead is 1.8 metres – which is a pretty good indication of a safe distance between you and other people!

Being unable to host our event on 17 May will have a huge impact on the vital funds we need to care for animals across Australia. To ensure this important work can continue, we’re asking those who purchased tickets to allow us to transfer your tickets to a tax-deductible donation. However, we understand if you’d prefer the cost of your ticket to be refunded – in this case, please reach out to our Million Paws Walk Team on 07 3426 9967.
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As we navigate the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more information on how you can ‘Walk this May’ in support of Million Paws Walk and help us continue the fight against animal cruelty.