We have activities for dogs, kids and grown-ups! 


Enjoy a beautiful, paved 2-mile walk around Prairie View County Park.  When you've finished the walk, enjoy vendors, games, contests, children's activities and entertainers in the festival area.

You worked hard to help us raise money, and our festival is the perfect way to celebrate!

$1 for 2 tickets; buy as many as you want

Raffle Tent

9am: Ticket sales begin; 1:30 Winning tickets are drawn

We'll have 30 great prizes to give away and you could win! Ticket sales will end at 1:15PM and prizes will be drawn at 1:30PM. All prizes must be picked up from the KHS office no later than Friday, May 12 or prizes may be forfeited. We cannot ship prizes.

FREE for registered walkers

Doggie Dash

9am - 2pm

The Doggie Dash is a short and simple course but can prove challenging for even the most athletic dog. Hurdle over hay bales, run over ramps and lunge around the bend to make it to the finish line. Must be a registered Walker to participate. Try 3 times. Your best score will be used to qualify you for a trophy! The top 3 finishers (small, medium and large) will be awarded.

FREE for everyone!

Children's Area

9am - 2pm

We have entertainment for everyone, including the tiny humans! Play in the inflatable obstacle course, make a fun craft project, play games for prizes and get tattooed! Everyone is going to sleep good after the Dog Walk & K-9 Festival.

FREE for everyone!

2-Mile Walking Trail

9am - 9:10am

Stroll, power-walk or wiggle your way through 2 miles of wooded pathways. Along the trail you'll find plenty of fresh water at one of our four Watering Holes for you and your four-legged friends. Don't forget to stop at Watering Hole #3 for a photo taken by a professional photographer! Find the starting line just north of the parking area and finish south of the Food Pavilion.

$5-$10 donation

Paw Print Art

9am - 2pm

Stamp your dog's paw on an artistic print and keep it as a memory of your precious canine friend! Ink is non-toxic and washable. These one of a kind prints are a perfect way to remember your pet and this special event you celebrate together!

FREE for registered walkers

Pet Photographs

9am - 11am; 12pm - 2pm

We have two photo areas staffed by professional photographers waiting for you! Get an updated family photo that includes your four-legged children. All photos are available for download about 10-14 days after the event. We'll also have 3 selfie-stations through-out the event area for you to snap your own keepsake photos! Don't forget to share your pictures and tag us with #khsdogwalk and #kazoohumane!

FREE for everyone!

Main Stage

9am - 2pm

The Main Stage is where all the important stuff happens! Located in the Main Event Area near the Pavilion. Grab lunch and wander over for some good music. We'll have live music and a DJ keepins things upbeat throughout the day. Don't forget to come back for the Dog Contests, which will be on the Main Stage at 12:30pm!

FREE for everyone!

Pep-Rally Starting Line

9:10am - 2pm

Get your car parked early so that you can be a part of our exciting morning pet-rally at the Starting Line! KHS Executive Director, Aaron Winters, will welcome everyone and remind us all of the important reason we're all there: to help animals!

FREE for registered walkers

Dog Contests


We know that every dog isn't an athletic superstar, so if physical activity isn't your thing, maybe your dog can reign supreme in one of our other competitive categories! Contests TBD, stay tuned!

FREE for everyone!

The Marvelous Mutts


From flying through the air to catch a frisbee disc, to showing off agility skills by darting through an obstacle course, Team Zoom canine athletes perform the most amazing tricks. These stunt dogs love to get the crowd involved as well, so get ready for you to be a part of the show with spectator games!

Spectate for Free; Register to jump at the UAD website

Ultimate Air Dogs

Spectate all day; Splash times vary

UAD, or dock jumping, has been a favorite event for years! You can pre-register your dog at the UAD website, or just come for the show. Walkers of all ages love to see the dogs diving into pool. Just make sure you stand back once they get out or you might get wet! UAD will be stationed between the Main Event area and the South Field. Competitors must park in the main parking lot. There will be no parking in the event areas to anyone.

© 2019 by Kalamazoo Humane Society | Dog Walk & K-9 Festival | Nonprofit Number 38-1474932


Pre-Register for $20 thru May 8
Increase to $30 at Event

Online: Click Here
By Phone: 269-345-1181
By Mail: Get Registration Form

Contact Us

Kalamazoo Humane Society
4239 S. Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Phone: 269-345-1181


Saturday, May 11, 2019

9 AM to 2 PM

Prairie View County Park

899 E U Avenue

Vicksburg, MI  49097

All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Kalamazoo Humane Society.