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posted by Stacy on Apr 17

Naperville Pet Walkathon

Naperville Pet Walkathon Helps Support “Making Strides For Strays”


It is time to put on your walking shoes, round up your family and friends, grab fido and his leash and head out to support the Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment.

The annual pet walkathon sponsored by A. D. O. P. T will be held in beautiful downtown Naperville Il on Sunday May 4th at 8:30 AM. Registration begins at 7:30 AM. The starting point for this 5 k walk is the 5’th Avenue Station on 200 E. Fifth Avenue and the course will take you through the downtown Naperville shopping district and their scenic River Walk. Many local shops will have special sales just for this event. Don’t worry you don’t have to stay home just because you don’t have a dog, and there are many shortcuts so you do not have to complete the whole course. There will be entertainment, snacks, rest stops and watering spots for dogs and humans alike along the way, vans will be circling the route to pick you up if you get tired.

We attended last years event with our 2 long hair dachshunds, they met many new friends and so did we. Animal lovers are such a nice breed aren’t they? Especially when they are banded together for such a great cause.

This is A. D. O. P. T.’s 15th and largest fund raiser so please support this years theme “Making Strides For Strays” by making a pledge for this worthy cause that goes towards helping animals and their pet rescue shelter. While there is no registration fee, participants are asked to obtain pledges-per-kilometer or a set donation. Set a goal and ask friends, family, and co-workers to help you achieve it! Check into a matching pledge programs with your employer or a local business.

Our sponsor this year is Waggs N Wet Noses Pet Sitters of Naperville, a loving pet sitting service for local residents.

The Naperville carpet cleaning service at All Natural Services will also be our sponsors this year, for pet stains on carpeting they are the professionals. Thanks Jon!

All pledge-getters turning in $100 or more will receive this year’s specially designed, “Making’ Strides for Strays” T-shirt. They would love everyone to get a Walkathon T-shirt and wear it during the walk. The top pledge-getter will be honored with his/her/their name added to the “Makin’ Strides for Strays” Plaque mounted in the lobby of A.D.O.P.T.’s Animal Shelter.

All donations raised from their biggest human and canine social and fundraising event will be used toward the veterinary and special needs of the animals in A.D.O.P.T.’s care as well as the overall operation of their Animal Shelter. For more information about this pet walkathon in Naperville Illinois please contact Sandy at 847-458-6366 or visit the Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment website below.

A.D.O.P.T. Naperville Pet Walkathon 2008

9 Comments to “Naperville Pet Walkathon Helps Support “Making Strides For Strays””

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  2. Katie Richter Says:

    I was working at the Walkathon this year at one of the vendor booths (The Sudzy Puppy Dog Grooming by Heather and Self-Service Dog Wash) and it was so much fun. I brought a bunch of ones to put in the “donation dogs” and wanted to take home every single dog that I saw. All of these animals are really spectacular and truly deserve a good home!

  3. Diane Ernst Says:

    A great way to help the animals is to volunteer at the A.D.O.P.T. pet shelter in Naperville! Please consider giving an hour or two each week to help us care for the many homeless animals at the shelter. Help us find forever homes for the approximately 45 dogs and 100 cats at the shelter. Contact Diane Ernst to learn more about volunteering at or

  4. Vern Masterson Says:

    Walkathons and other organized events are by far the best way to organize the pet cause. People who are pet owners generally have a lot of love to give and wouldn’t limit it to just their own animals. Charity and fund raising events that are based around animal needs and that cater specifically to pet owners are probably (or could be) the mainstay of revenue generators for causes like humane pet population control, owner education, etc… Great event, and I’ll consider organizing my own!

  5. Bret Says:

    excellent post. I’m happy that you have shared this article. walking for a good cause is really great it’s a good exercise and at the same time you can help to raise funds for the pets benefits.

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  7. jim dean Says:

    Thanks for sharing such an excellent post! People can increase their own fitness level while raising awareness for animal conditions and problems they encounter in their lives and what we can do to help.

  8. Lee Garverick Says:

    I would like to use your logo as an example of a good logo in my new ebook about planning walkathons, described at I would link to your site and give you full credit. Would this be OK? Thank you and congratulations on your successful event.

    Lee Garverick

  9. Karen C - Fundraising for a cause Says:

    walk together with you pet for a change and cause!
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