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Ficus Green (Opposite the Dog Run Area)

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Singapore, 569981

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More than just being man’s best friend, dogs are also our heart’s best allies. To raise greater awareness of the cardiovascular benefits associated with pet ownership, Woof-a-thon is back again this year and it's going to be a paw-fect afternoon for the entire family! Join us, as we aim to make the event bigger and better than before.

Guest of Honour: Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC

Admission: Free of Charge (except for 2km buddy walk)

Highlights include:

  • 2km buddy walk ($15 per furry friend, registration is required and slots are limited. 1 goodie bag per dog - inclusive of a Certificate of Participation and a medal)
  • Meet & Greet with Cesar's Recruit: Asia S1 Semi-finalist, Stephanie Keong
  • Educational talks
  • Basic health screening for dogs from 3pm to 5pm (first come, first served basis)
  • CPR demonstration for both dogs and humans
  • Causes for Animals adoption drive
  • Pet photo booths
  • Fashionista parade (best dressed dog with a touch of red)
  • Contests, fun and games with attractive prizes to be won!





F.A.Q.

Can I give up my Buddy Walk entry to someone else?

No, entry for the Buddy Walk is strictly non-transferable and non-refundable.

Can my family or friends register their dog/s on the actual day of the walk?
No, on-site registration will not be entertained.


Will there be any bag deposit service?

No, there will not be any bag deposit service. It is your personal responsibility to safeguard all personal property and to keep your personal belongings within sight at all times.


What is the flag-off time of the 2km Buddy Walk?
The walk will flag off at 5pm. Registration is from 3pm-4.30pm on Saturday 8th July. Please sign and print the indemnity form, and bring it along together with your NRIC for registration.


Where will Woof-a-thon 2017 be held?
The venue will be at Bishan-AMK Park, Ficus Green (opposite the Dog Run Area) – please refer to the venue map. If you are driving, the nearest carpark will be Carpark A. However, carpark congestion is expected.

Hence, you may wish to consider the following carparks instead at:

  • Block 241 Bishan Street 22
  • Block 309B Ang Mo Kio Street 31
  • Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex

What happens if it rains on the day of the Buddy Walk?

You may wish to bring along an umbrella, just in case. However, in the event of adverse weather due to unforeseen circumstances, the Organiser reserves the right to cancel the event. There will be no refunds in the event of a cancellation, due to adverse weather conditions.

How should I dress for the Buddy Walk?

You should dress lightly to prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration. A good pair of shoes that can withstand walking long distances is recommended and do dress appropriately and comfortably. Please do not participate in the walk, if you are feeling unwell.

What are the responsibilities of dog owners?

Dog owners are required by law to leash their dogs in public places. Leashing prevents dogs from getting lost or disturbing/hurting others. For the safety of all participants, owners must:

  • Keep their dog under proper control to ensure that he/she does not cause a nuisance to any person or dog.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that their dog does not injure, endanger, intimidate or otherwise cause distress to any person or dog.
  • Ensure that their dog does not damage or endanger any property.

In compliance with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, the following scheduled dogs must be leashed and securely muzzled, when in public places.

Part I

  1. Pit Bull, which includes the American Pit Bull Terrier (which is also known as the American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier), American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and crosses between them and other breeds
  2. Akita
  3. Neapolitan Mastiff
  4. Tosa
  5. Dogo Argentino
  6. Fila Brasileiro
  7. Boerboe
  8. Perro De Presa Canario
  9. Crosses of 1 to 8.

Part II

  1. Bull Terrier
  2. Doberman Pinscher
  3. Rottweiler
  4. German Shepherd Dog with its related breeds such as the Belgian Shepherd Dog and the East European Shepherd Dog
  5. Mastiffs, including the Bull Mastiff, Cane Corso and Dogue De Bordeaux
  6. Crosses of 1 to 5.

SHF reserves the right to deny the participant and/or his/her accompanying dog(s) entry to the event for safety reasons.

Be a responsible pet owner

Please keep the park clean! Clean up your dog’s poop with a plastic bag and dispose it in the nearest trash bin.

Dog training tips

  • Remember to practice over a two-week period leading up to the walk, so that you and your dog are properly trained and ready for the event.
  • Practice walking on trails and in other locations where people walk with their dogs, to acclimatise your dog to other dogs in a pack with distractions.

Safety tips

  • Stay hydrated throughout the Buddy Walk.
  • Make sure to stop if your dog is lagging behind. Pay close attention to the energy and stress levels of your dog. Do not pull or drag your dog.
  • Dogs must be on leashes at all times. The use of retractable leashes is highly discouraged and can be hazardous in a crowd.
  • Inspect your dog’s pads for any sign of cuts and wear.
  • Most importantly, relax and enjoy a healthy afternoon out with your furry friend!

What can I look forward to at the end of the Buddy Walk?

All registered dogs will receive a Certificate of Participation and a medal, once the walk is over!

Venue Map

Bishan-AMK Park, Ficus Green (Opposite the Dog Run Area)

Woof-a-thon 2017 Venue Map

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Ficus Green (Opposite the Dog Run Area)

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Singapore, 569981

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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