Help protect our waterways by walking your dog on October 20th! Howlin’ on the Parkway helps the Parkway Foundation provide dog poop bags along the American River Parkway. So get your family and your pooch ready for a morning full of fun including a walk on Parkway trails, a costume competition, pet adoptions, vendors, prizes, and more.
- Saturday, October 20, 2018
- William B. Pond Recreation Area (map)
- 8 AM – 11 AM
- Post-Walk Celebration:
- Costume Contest – Rules
- Pet Adoptions
- Prize Drawing
Thanks to our wonderful vendors for joining us: American River Parkway Equestrian Trail Patrol, Bradshaw Animal Shelter, Doody Calls, Farm Fresh to You, Hu Hound Threads, Law Office of Colleen Watters, Petoonsy, Protect Every Drop, Refill Madness, Rubio’s, Sacramento Valley Chapter – California Native Plant Society, and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Proceeds benefit the Parkway Foundation’s Pups in the Park program. Pups in the Park provides “Mutt Mitt” dog waste removal bags at 17 stations along the American River Parkway, which ensures bacteria and toxins from pet waste do not pollute our waterways. In 2017, the Parkway Foundation purchased 60,000 “Mutt Mitts” to be placed along the Parkway!
Meet Our MC – April Pirl Potter
April Potter, founder of Pirl Productions, will be howlin’ with us on October 20th! April is a fellow American River Parkway lover and dog mom, and we’re thrilled to welcome her as our MC for the 2018 Howlin’ on the Parkway.
Volunteer for Howlin’ on the Parkway!
Our events would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. Volunteer opportunities for Howlin’ on the Parkway include setup, registration, course marshals, aid station, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a shift!
Meet Our Adoption Partner
Bradshaw Animal Shelter
Under the Sacramento County department of Animal Care and Regulation, the Bradshaw Animal Shelter’s mission is to provide public safety and protect the health and welfare of animals in our communities through education, responsibility, and compassion. Learn more!
Meet Our Costume Contest Celebrity Judges
|Ralph & George
Ralph the Corgi and his brother, George, are subjects of the popular Instagram account @ralphthecorgi. They’ll be joining us with their humans on October 20th!
|Sugabear on Air
DJ and radio personality Jason “Sugabear” Harris will be joining our judge lineup for the Howlin’ costume contest. Catch Jason on Hot 103.5’s show, Sugabear in the Morning!
|Rancho Cordova Mayor Linda Budge
We’re pleased to welcome current Rancho Cordova Mayor Linda Budge as a celebrity judge! Mayor Budge is heavily involved in the community, and a fan of the Parkway.