Friday, August 30, 2013

IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon – More than Just a Walk for Dogs!

A dog grabs a drink from a toilet water bowl!
The 25th anniversary IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon is so much more than just a dog walk. The original organizers would be amazed at how it has grown since the first event in 1988. This year, our goal is to raise $185,000 for the Ottawa Humane Society’s animals.

There are now even more reasons to walk and many more fun activities for the whole family to enjoy:

  • Walkers now come to our IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon without a dog and simply walk because they love animals and the great work that the OHS does in our community. It’s common to see couples, families and co-workers all walking without a dog in tow.
  • We have added a 5K and 10K run this year. We’ve also added a unique-to-Ottawa 3K Companion Animal run so that runners can Run for the Animals with their favourite four-legged friend.

In addition to the walk and run, here are some of other great activities happening this year:

  • Raise or donate $125 and receive an entry ballot into our WestJet draw for 2 tickets to anywhere they fly!
  • Great food from Ottawa’s Food Trucks!
  • “Ask the Vet” presented by Alta Vista Animal Hospital
  • Pet Pavilion Marketplace where you can buy that special item for your best friend
  • A KIDZ zone and entertainment on our main stage
  • Yoga warm up and stretching from Yogatown
  • Check out equipment from Ottawa Fire Services and speak to Ottawa firefighters 
  • Create your very own "mutt-sterpiece" at Picasso Puppies
  • Get your family or team photo taken with Milo the spoksdog
  • Visit with City of Ottawa Bylaw Services
  • Speak with an actual OHS animal rescue and investigation services agent
  • Bring your favourite teddy bear or stuffed animal to be bandaged and fixed-up by OHS Vet Dr. Shelly Hutchings
  • View some OHS adoptable animals in person and speak to an adoption representative

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