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Put on your walking shoes and grab your leash because the 23nd Annual Walk With The Animals is coming up on Saturday, March 21, 2015!  Join us for another fun-filled morning and help us raise funds to help support homeless animals in our community. Leash up for the 1.3-mile walk, and then you and fido can enjoy local exhibitors in the park.

Register to Walk  | Donate to a Participant  |  Volunteer at the Event



Fairmount Park | 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, 92501

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00am Registration
  • 8:00am Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:30am Walk-Fairmount Park
  • 10:00am K-9 Demonstrations


Early Bird Registration: January 15, 2015 through February 15, 2015
$20 Adults (18+)
$10 Kids (17 and under)

Registration: February 16, 2015 through March 21, 2015
$25 Adults (18+)
$15 Kids (17 and under)

All registered participants will receive a commemorative Walk for the Animals t-shirt and pancake breakfast!

On-line registration closes at 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2015
On-site registration will begin at 7:30am on Saturday, March 21, 2015

We strongly recommend registering on-line.
Or download a pledge sheet

Don't Stand in Line on Walk Day!

Come to the Pet Adoption Center on one of the following days to turn-in your pledges, pick up your prizes, t-shirt and breakfast coupon.

Wednesday, March 18th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday, March 19th from 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday, March 20th from 8:00am to 10:00am

Raise Pledges and Earn Great Prizes!

Visit our prize page (coming soon) and see all of the great prizes you can earn!
Need help fundraising? View useful tips here!

2015 WWA Incentive Prizes

  • Tote Bag
    Limited Edition MSRPAC Tote
  • Tumber2
  • Poop Bag
    Pet Waste Bag Dispenser with Flashlight
  • BP10 Navy06
    Plush Fleece Roll-Up Blanket
  • PC78ZH darkhthrgrey flat front
    Zip-Up Hoodie
  • Clock Radio
    Jensen USB Bluetooth Clock Radio

While the real prize is raising funds for homeless pets, it’s always fun to be rewarded for your hard work. To that end, we offer a wide range of treats to thank you for all you do for the animals.

Level Incentive Item
$75 Limited Edition MSRPAC tote
$125 Tumbler + Prize above
$250 Pet Waste Bag Dispenser with Flashlight
$500 Plush Fleece Roll-Up Blanket + Prizes above
$750 Zip-Up Hoodie + Prizes above
$1000 Jensen USB Bluetooth Clock Radio
Top Fundraiser Choose between IPad/Kindle Fire or Overnight Stay for Two & Sunday Brunch at the Mission Inn

Every registered Walker will receive a t-shirt with registration fee. All items will be available at the pre-registration and at the event and must be picked up in person while supplies last

Register as an Individual ​

Register as an individual walk participant to create and personalize your own web page with pictures of you and your pet. Easily send e-mails to your friends and family asking for pledges. Automatically check your progress and follow-up on donations made in your honor.

Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to our frequently asked questions here or contact us at: or 951-688-4340 ext 305

Important Note: All pets must be on-leash at all times.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes. There is a minimal registration fee to help cover the cost of the event and to help ensure that the funds raised allow us to care for more animals. The registration fee is:

Early Bird Registration: January 15, 2015 through February 15, 2015
$20 Adults (18+)
$10 Kids (17 and under)

Registration: February 16, 2015 through March 21, 2015
$25 Adults (18+)
$15 Kids (17 and under)

All registered participants will receive a commemorative Walk for the Animals t-shirt and a pancake breakfast!

We strongly recommend on-line registration!

Online registration closes at 5pm. on Friday, March 20, 2015
Day-of event registration will begin at 7:30am

Is my Walk for Animals registration fee tax deductible?

Unfortunately, no. The Internal Revenue Service considers entry fees for charitable races and walks to be similar to tickets to sports games, gala events or theater performances—it is the price paid for attending and participating. Since it is considered an entertainment fee, it is not tax deductible. However, although the registration fee is not tax deductible, anything donated above and beyond that fee is. Also, any donation made to support a Walk with The Animals as a participant is tax deductible.

Can I bring my pets?

Friendly, on-leash dogs are welcome. Please keep in mind that approximately 1,000 dogs will be in attendance, so we do not recommend bringing other types of pets.

Can I bring my children and can they participate?

The Walk is a family-friendly event and children are welcome in all areas. All participants must register online or by printed form.  Youth participants are also welcome to fundraise.

What if I cannot attend the Walk but I want to raise funds for the animals?

Attendance on the day of the Walk is not required. If you cannot attend, you may still register online and use the website tools to raise funds, or use a printed pledge form to raise money. Send cash, checks and forms to: MSRPAC, 6165 Industrial Avenue, Riverside CA Attn:  WWA

Download the Printed Pledge Sheet

What do I do with the cash and checks that I collect?

Please bring the envelope with all cash and checks to the Walk. If you receive cash or checks after the walk, please drop off or mail the donations in a clearly marked envelope to: MSRPAC, 6165 Industrial Avenue, Riverside CA Attn:  WWA

How do I add cash and checks to my online total?

If a donor gives you a check, you can add that check amount to your fundraising page's total and display your donor in the list with all your online donors. Here's how.

Sign in to your account.

On the Home tab, click on the pencil icon next to the page you'd like to work with.

Click Enter Offline Donations.

A screen will come up asking for information about your donor. This information will be confirmed by the nonprofit when they receive the check. Once this information has been confirmed, it cannot be changed, so be sure to double-check what you've entered before clicking Continue!

Upon clicking Continue, the donation will appear on your fundraising page in the table of donors at the bottom - your offline donors will look just like your online donors. An email will also be sent to you and to your donor (if you've entered their email address) at this time, confirming that they made a donation to your page.

A full receipt email will follow once the nonprofit has received and confirmed the check - to make things easier for the nonprofit to match up, please ensure that your name or the address of your fundraising page is written in the memo line of the check.

Vendor/Exhibtor Information

Walk with the Animals is held each year and is a great opportunity for a business to show their support for the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s homeless pets and gain considerable exposure. Vendors have the opportunity to introduce their goods and services to an audience made up of hundreds of pet lovers from around the Inland Empire.

For more information on becoming a vendor contact Special Events Coordinator, Katie Pickett at or 951-688-4340 ext 305.

Our Event Sponsors

Become a sponsor of the 2015 Walk With The Animals Each year the Walk attracts hundreds of animal lovers who walk in celebration of their furry friends and animals awaiting forever homes. This is a great opportunity to market your company and expand exposure to your product or service to committed animal lovers in Riverside!


Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level


Social Media Sharing Images

To show your support and recruit friends, share any of these images on your personal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ account. Click on a favorite and then right click the larger image to save to your computer and then post to your personal page!

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The Walk is approximately one mile.


Get in Touch

Telephone: (951) 688-4340
Fax: (951) 359-6417
Write Us: Email Form
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Staff: Login

6165 Industrial Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504


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