Q: When is the Wag n’ Walk?

A: The 17th Annual Wag n’ Walk will be held on Saturday, May 5, at Shoreline Park in Monterey. The registration begins at 8:30 a.m. (with a continental breakfast), the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and the fun lasts until noon.

Q: Is there a registration fee?

A: There is no registration fee for Wag n’ Walk. We encourage all walkers to raise money to help the animals at The SPCA for Monterey County.

Q: Can I bring my pets?

A: Friendly, on-leash dogs are welcome. Please keep in mind that approximately 400 dogs will be in attendance, so we do not recommend bringing other types of pets.

Q: If I have registered and am walking my dog, is it OK if I bring my spouse, children or another family member to the event?

A: We suggest that you consider forming a family team or have each person register individually, so that everyone can join in the fun and raise donations for the cause.

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

A: Attendance on the day of the Walk is not required. If you cannot attend, you may still register online as a virtual walker and use the website tools to raise funds, or use a printed pledge form to raise money. Send cash, checks and forms to:

M. Lefebvre at The SPCA for Monterey County
P. O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942

If you qualify for prizes, you can pick them up at our Shelter/Administration Office on Highway 68 (directly across from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca).

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

A: You can drop off cash and check donations at our Shelter/Administration Office (on Highway 68 across from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) during our regular business hours 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily. Please enclose them in an envelope with a completed donation form (recording all the donations). Please mark the envelope Wag n’ Walk and mark to the attention of M. Lefebvre, Event Coordinator. Or bring the envelope with all cash and checks to the registration area the day of the walk. If you receive cash or checks after the walk, please mail the donations in a clearly marked envelope to:

M. Lefebvre
The SPCA for Monterey County
P. O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942

or drop them off at our Shelter/ Administration Office following the directions above.

Printable Donation Form

Q: Where is parking available?

A: Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the park, so be prepared and bring your quarters because parking is monitored by the City of Monterey. There is also hourly parking available in several parking garages (approximately a ½ mile walk to Shoreline Park) near Cannery Row. These garages are located at;

  • Hoffman and Foam Streets
  • Hoffman and Wave Streets
  • Prescott and Foam Streets

Q: What else is there to do at the Wag n’ Walk? 

A. You can enjoy a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, while visiting with other walkers and their furry four legged best friends. Have your team photo taken and pick up the exciting incentive items you’ve earned. You can visit The SPCA for Monterey County Clinic, Behavior Specialist or Wildlife Booths and learn more about our vital services & programs. Enter the drawings at these booths to win special SPCA prizes. There will be a Pet/Person Look-alike, Best Pet Costume and a Best/Smartest Pet Trick contests that you can enter with your pet. The event sponsors will be giving away samples of their products and fun items for your pets.

Q: When can I pick up my prizes?

A: All prizes can be picked up at Wag n’ Walk in the registration area.

Q: How are the prizes distributed to me if I’m part of a team?

A: You will receive prizes based upon what you raised as an individual at the time you register, even though you are part of a team.

Q: What do I need to bring with me to the Walk?

A: If you raise money online, please print off your progress report showing the amount of money you raised (we’ll email you instructions on how to do this when we get close to Walk day). If you received any cash or check donations, please bring them to the Walk. Also, please bring any matching gift forms.

Q: How is the money I raise used?

A: One-hundred percent of the funds raised from this event go directly to the operating expenses of our animal shelter and its services, which include a spay/neuter clinic, a pet food bank, a pet behavior hotline, and many other vital programs. We care for over 5,500 cats, dogs, horses, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, exotic animals, and more every year.

Q: I’m a cat lover. Do I have to bring a dog to walk or can I come by myself?

A: You don’t have to walk a dog in order to participate in the event. We welcome cat lovers! You might consider walking in honor of your cat by carrying a photo of your cat the day of the walk. 

Q: What is the deadline for turning in my pledges?

A: All of the money you raise needs to be turned in by Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.