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3rd Annual Walk & Wag Against Abuse

Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Akron, OH

3rd Annual Walk & Wag Against Abuse

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult Admission
Everyone 14 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER MUST PURCHASE A TICKET to gain entry to the event. CHILDREN UNDER 14 ARE ADMITTED AT NO COST. All children must be accompanied by an adult, as child care is not provided. You may pay your admission fee(s) on site the day of the event if you would prefer to do so. CASH and CHECK payments will be accepted at the park, but NO credit card payments.
Ended $12.00 $0.00
ADDITIONAL DONATIONS are greatly appreciated and vital to the Battered Women's Shelter's operations. You may make a donation by CASH or CHECK. All checks should be made out to "BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTER" with "WALK & WAG" in the memo line. PLEASE TURN IN YOUR CASH AND CHECK DONATIONS AT THE EVENT. If you are unable to attend, MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO: The Battered Women's Shelter, 759 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303, Attention: Walk & Wag.
A Dog's Life Memorial Water Bowl
Sponsor a memorial water bowl to be used in the park on the 18th. Your pet's name will be posted by the bowl. For example, "In Loving Memory of Alfred".
Ended $25.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Summit County’s canines will take a stand against abuse in Wallhaven’s Hardesty Park on August 18, or more accurately, they’ll walk against abuse at the 3rd Annual Walk & Wag Against Abuse fundraiser.


Dogs, women, men, and children are all welcome at this fun, family-friendly event supporting the important efforts of the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties.  In 2011 alone, this agency provided services to approximately 6,000 individuals.


Charity Dog Walk
Take a lovely walk through the park with your dogs and collect money to do it.  Ask friends, family and everyone you know to help you make a difference by sponsoring your walk.

 Don’t have a dog?  No problem.  You can still collect sponsorships and participate.

  We’re asking everyone to set a fundraising goal for their dogs and themselves.  If every dog (or human) walking raises at least $100, that short walk can make big impact!  Does $100 seem like a lot of money?  The Charity Dog Walk Sponsorship Form has some helpful suggestions; you can print your forms by going to the "upcoming events" section of  You may be surprised by how much money you can raise.


Demonstrations & Exhibitors

Find out everything you want to know about dogs, dog breeds, health and grooming, what dogs are doing, and where to find a four-legged friend. 

The Akron Police K9 Unit

C.A.R.E. (County Animals Rescue and Evacuation)



Buy your best friend a gift, or buy pet-themed items for your home.


Entertainment & Food

Featuring award winning juggler and magician, Billy Matsumoto!


Fun Family Activities

Take home a souvenir photo of you and your pet in the park.

Have your face painted.

Have you ever wondered what your pet is really thinking?  A friendly pet psychic will be at the park to give you some insight.

As a token of appreciation, participants in the fundraising walk will be given a custom printed Wag Bag, so they can show off how committed they are to making a difference throughout the year.  You may also find a few more treats for your dog and for you at the park that day.


Contests & Prizes
How much money can your dog collect in sponsorships?  If your dog raises the most, you’ll walk away with a sweet plaque that will announce to everyone that your dog is the man. 

 Are you walking without a canine companion?  No problem; you’ll still be in the running for an award.

Be on the lookout for contests throughout the park too!  You might walk away with some additional loot.

Have questions about 3rd Annual Walk & Wag Against Abuse? Contact the organizer
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When & Where

Hardesty Park
1615 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313

Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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  News and Updates
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:46 PM

Congratulations to Jerry Varnes!

Jerry won a $100 Visa Card in our exclusive Eventbrite drawing.

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 1:54 PM


Anyone making a Walk & Wag purchase on Eventbrite will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card

That's a lot of kibble!

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 3:06 PM

Award winning juggler and magician, Billy Matsumoto will be at the park to wow us all with his amazing skills!  You may have seen Billy on Good Morning America, Ellen or Master of Champions.  He's also been on Cleveland Magazine's list of the "Most Interesting People". 

Walk & Wag is a great opportunity to see this amazing performer!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 6:07 PM

Print your Charity Dog Walk Sponsorship Forms by clicking the link in your order confirmation message.

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