FAQ’s 2017-01-12T19:22:25+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What should a Vendor do when they arrive at Petwalk? 2015-04-11T21:13:40+00:00

Vendors can check in when they arrive in the parking lot.  Follow the directions of the Parking staff to get to Vendor Registration.  A member of the Utility Crew will help you find your location.

Do Volunteers need to go to the Registration Booth? 2015-04-11T21:14:10+00:00

Volunteers can check in at the Registration booth and find out where they will be for the day.


Do I need to go to the Registration Booth if I pre-registered? 2015-04-11T20:35:59+00:00

Yes, please do visit the Registration Booth when you arrive. Volunteers at the booth hand out t-shirts, doggy bags, registration rewards and they accept donations. They can answer questions about the day.

Can I bring any other animal besides a dog? 2015-04-11T20:45:53+00:00

Dogs only, please. While your animal may be good in crowds, the other dogs at Petwalk may react.

Can I get a Petwalk t-shirt? 2015-04-16T15:20:30+00:00

Yes! There are two ways to pre-order your Petwalk t-shirt in your preferred size: Pre-register with a donation of $50.00 or more or become an event sponsor.

People can register at the $50.00 level or higher at the Petwalk Registration Booth and we will do our best to get you the size you request. We may not be able to fulfill every size request.

You may also be able to purchase a t-shirt at the Registration Booth for $25.00 (subject to availability).

How should I collect donations from my contacts? 2015-04-16T15:21:54+00:00

People can donate to support you as an individual or as the member of a team. Send your fundraising link to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and other contacts so they can donate directly to you online. They can also call the office at 845.452.7722, Ext. 415, and tell us your name and the name of the team if you are part of one. Another way is for you to print out the pledge sheets, collect the donations and list them on the form. Then either mail the form, with the donations, to DCSPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538, or bring it with you to Petwalk and turn it in at the Registration Booth. Please do NOT send cash through the mail.

What is the difference between a team or an individual? 2015-04-11T20:46:58+00:00

Individuals who register can chose to attend and fundraise for Petwalk on their own or join our DCSPCA Team. Individuals can open a fundraising page through this website and collect donations to support this event and the animals under the care of the Dutchess County SPCA. The individual fundraiser who brings in the most donations over $250.00 wins our Top Dog fundraising prize.

A team is a group of people who are fundraising together. Teams have a team leader who registers and recruits others to join the team. As individuals register they can select from a list of teams, including the DCSPCA team. Individuals who register as part of a team can open their own fundraising page through the website and collect donations in the name of the team. Donations collected by team members count towards the team’s total fundraising. The Leader of the Pack prize will be awarded to the team that brings in the most donations over $500.00. (The DCSPCA Team is not eligible for the Leader of the Pack award.)

The registration website will have additional information on setting up team and individual fundraising pages to support the DCSPCA’s Petwalk.

How do I find out if I am the top fundraiser or a member of the top team? 2015-04-11T20:46:25+00:00

Winners are announced at the end of Petwalk and on other materials. Winners will be contacted and the Leader of the Pack prize basket will be given to the registered team leader to share with teammates.

Do I have to send in the donations I collect or can I bring them to Petwalk? 2015-04-16T15:21:05+00:00

You can do both.

Mail donations to DCSPCA at 636 Violet Avenue Hyde Park, NY 12538. Please do NOT send cash through the mail.

We will gladly accept credit card donations over the phone at 845.452-7722 ext. 415 or through this website.

You can also bring your donations to the Registration Booth at Petwalk.

Is there a rain date? 2015-04-11T20:47:15+00:00

No, there is no rain date. We will hold Petwalk in all kinds of weather. Most activities and games are under tents so the fun can continue.

Is there a fee to participate? 2017-08-04T21:00:11+00:00




Those attending Petwalk with a dog should pre-register or you can register at Petwalk. Pre-registration is $25 for your first dog and $30 for up to 6 dogs total. Each person who raises $50 or more will receive one free dog registration and the Petwalk t-shirt. Dogs may bring as many people as they like.  Day-of registration is $30 for the first dog and $35 for up to 6 dogs total.

People (without dogs) can attend Petwalk without registering, however, they must stop by the Registration Booth and complete a waiver.

Is there a deadline to register? 2017-08-04T20:58:33+00:00

Pre-Registration closes at midnight, Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The on-line system will close and we ask that you call or mail us so that we have your information on or before that date. Registrations after Wednesday, October 4, 2017, will be charged the day-of registration fee of $30 for the first dog, $35 for up to 6 dogs total.