Doggie Dash & Dawdle

Event Date

Sun, Nov 2, 2014


Albuquerque, NM

About This Activity

Join us for New Mexico’s biggest party for pets and people!

When: 8 am – 2 pm on Sunday, November 2nd 

Where: Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway 

What: Animal Humane’s largest fundraiser and signature event – Doggie Dash & Dawdle! 

Who: More than 4,500 human participants and 2,000 canines will be in attendance 

Why: Proceeds from Doggie Dash & Dawdle benefit the cats and dogs in Animal Humane’s loving care and our community programs – it’s not just about dogs! Event proceeds also support our cats and cat programs too!

Event details and schedule

5K Dash at 9 am: The 5K run for humans with, or without, canine running companions will begin at 9 am. This is a timed race with categories based on age, sex, and running with or without a furry friend. Medals will be awarded.

2-Mile Dawdle at 11 am: A fun walk for all ages and breeds — both two and four legged.

Every participant receives a race packet that includes a race bib, an event T-Shirt and a doggie surprise! Please note that t-shirt sizes will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where To Pick Up Your Packet:

Activities & Vendors

In addition to the 5K Dash and 2-Mile Dawdle, there will be plenty of post-race activities to take part in with your pooch.

Barketplace: Enjoy one-stop shopping and fun for you and your pets while perusing more than 70 vendors. Vendors range in variety including home services, pet-related businesses, animal rescue groups and more!

Entertainment: There will be a multitude of performances from local bands and variety groups! If your group is interested in making it's Doggie Dash debut, contact Cortney Webb at

Doggie Carnival: Always a favorite, let your dog have the time of their life playing games created to keep your dog entertained! Game tickets will be sold at the event.

  • Bobbing for hot dogs
  • Paw print painting
  • Build-a-Biscuit
  • Photo booth and more! 

Contests: Starting at noon, compete with your pup to win great prizes! Entry is free. Join us as we crown the winners of:

  • Pet and parent look-a-like
  • Best trick
  • Best costume

Rent-A-Dog: Rent-a-Dog is one of Doggie Dash's most popular attractions! Adoptable canine residents from Animal Humane will be in attendance, and you can rent a furry friend to dash or dawdle with you, or to simply enjoy the event by your side. Renting a dog costs only $10! You'll be doing a good deed by giving a homeless dog a memorable day and we're sure you'll both have a wonderful time. Stop by, you might just meet your perfect pet!

Off-Leash Dog Park: Drop your dog off for some fun canine time while you visit the Barketplace and peruse the vendors, listen to music and grab a bite to eat.

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