2020 Poster Dog “Memphis”
Photo credit: Rebecca Cozart

In 2020, outdoor gatherings in Marion County continue to be limited in size, and subject to safety measures for community health. So...

The 8th Annual Walk-n-Wag has been UNLEASHED! The virtual race is running from August 9th until September 17th, followed by a Finish Line Event in Salem. Join our poster dog, Memphis, and invite all your pet- and people-loving friends to step out for hospice. You can walk, run, dog-paddle, or earn “footsteps” through positive actions that support the well-being of people and animals in your neighborhood. We are having fun contests and prizes throughout the six weeks to get you up and moving, with lots of chances to connect with other supporters and their pets. Click here for a list of contests and prizes.

Funds raised will benefit Willamette Valley Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind® program, to pay for veterinary costs, grooming, pet food, and other needs that help our hospice patients keep their animal companions close at the time when they need each other the most. And this year, Walk-n-Wag is lending a paw by sharing proceeds with hospice’s bereavement programs for people of all ages in our community who have lost a loved one. The pandemic has led to tremendous grief in our world through illness and death, and with the loss of so many important social connections. 2020 is a good year to come together in new ways to keep our balance and support one another.

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Please help us reach our goal of 200 people, 20 million steps, and $20,000!

Willamette Valley Hospice is a local partner of the national PET PEACE OF MIND® program.

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We appreciate our generous 2020 sponsors! Their giving provides a solid foundation for the Walk-n-Wag event, and supports pets and their hospice people all year long.