Looking for the North County Walk? CLICK HERE

Event InfoSD.jpg


Frequently Asked Questions


When is the Walk for Animals - San Diego?

The Walk for Animals - San Diego is on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Join us for a Facebook live at 9:00 a.m. and then show your support by walking at a location of your choice: around the block (keeping safety and social distancing in mind), in your living room, or even on the treadmill! Don't forget to take a photo or video and then tag us on social media using the hashtag #sdwalkforanimals.


Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?

Yes! If you registered when the original fees were in effect, it will count toward your fundraising total. It also counts towards earning prizes!


What is the Virtual Vendor Village?

Just because you can’t join us for the Walk for Animals in person doesn’t mean you can’t join us virtually! We invite you to shop, adopt and learn more about SDHS by visiting our Virtual Vendor Village. Your support of our animal loving partners means so much!


Can I bring my pets?

Of course! We highly encourage you to walk with your pets — around the block, around your yard, or even around your living room!


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

Please mail all cash or check donations to San Diego Humane Society in a clearly marked envelope to:

San Diego Humane Society
ATTN: Walk for Animals - San Diego
5500 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110

If you are not fundraising online, you can keep track of check and cash donations with this donation tracking form. Please print the form, fill out completely, and mail it to San Diego Humane Society, along with your collected donations.


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

If you would like to add the cash or checks you receive to your donation total on your walk page, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your 'Participant Center'
  2. Click on the 'Enter a new gift' on the right sidebar
  3. Enter the value of your check and cash gifts on the next page.


How do I keep track of my fundraising on the go?

Download our Walk for Animals Facebook app! It allows your Facebook friends to donate right on your Facebook page.

 Manage and share your Walk for Animals experience on the go with the Walk for Animals mobile application. This FREE app lets you fundraise and connect with others through social media and email, update your web pages and check your fundraising progress—all from the palm of your hand. iPhone | Android.



How are prizes awarded to team members? 

Team members qualify for individual fundraising prizes based on their individual fundraising achievements. Team members are encouraged to register and raise money on their own.

Prizes are redeemed individually by email after the event. Once a prize is selected for each fundraising level achieved, each walker will receive their well-earned prizes by mail within 2-3 weeks. Walkers are reminded to provide a valid email address when registering for the Walk in order to claim their prizes.

If a team raises money together by holding a team event (such as a bake sale), a San Diego Humane Society staff member can apply the proceeds to the team's fundraising total OR proceeds can be applied to each of the team member's individual fundraising totals. Please email walk@sdhumane.org or call 619-243-3469 for assistance.


How do I claim my prizes and T-shirt?

After the Walk, participants will receive an email with a link to choose and claim their prizes and T-shirts. Once a prize is selected for each fundraising level, you’ll receive your well-earned prizes by mail within 2-3 weeks. Reminder: Please provide a valid email address when you register for the Walk in order to claim your prizes!


This is my first time fundraising - do you have tips?

Yes! Visit our Fundraising Tips page for fundraising ideas.


What do I do if I did not receive my Registered Walker Packet?

Now that our event is virtual, we will no longer be mailing Walker Packets. Keep an eye out for emails with event updates!

If you have any questions, please contact walk@sdhumane.org.


How long is the Walk for Animals - San Diego?

The Walk course is normally around 2 miles long but now the length of the Walk is now up to you! Feel free to walk a few feet or a few miles with your furry friend.