04/05/2019 Release from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA:

Downtown Charlottesville is going to the dogs this Saturday, as the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA’s (CASPCA) annual fundraiser, the 6th Annual bow-WOW-walk, winds from IX Art Park down 2nd Street SE, through the Downtown Mall and back for a canine festival featuring dog demonstrations, treats and animal-friendly sponsors.

Presented by Crutchfield and Virginia National Bank, this K-9 2.5K directly benefits the animals and lifesaving care provided by the CASPCA.

The festival schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. — Registration and Walker Packet Pick-Up Starts
  • 10 a.m. —Walk Kick-Off & Welcome
  • 11 a.m. — Festival of Doggie Fun Begins
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - After party at Three Notch’d Brewery: a portion of proceeds will be donated to the CASPCA.

The CASPCA hopes to raise $120,000 to help fund its programs, including spay/neuter and microchipping initiatives. In addition to same-day registration at 8:30 a.m., there is still time to register online at caspca.org—the cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt, doggie bandana and walker goodie bag.