Time to celebrate!  The 27th Annual Makin’ Strides for Strays Walkathon is coming up on May 3rd, 2020!

Because of the uncertain times we are currently working in, we have decided to take our Makin’ Strides for Strays event virtual, as opposed to having the traditional in-person event.  This decision was difficult as Makin’ Strides for Strays is our biggest event of the year and is such a great time for those that truly support animal welfare to come together and celebrate.  The safety of our attendees, volunteers, and vendors has to be our main priority, which is what led us to the decision to hold a virtual event.

We plan on making this event as engaging as possible using social media, email, and our website.  Please keep an eye out all things Makin’ Strides for Strays in the days leading up to the event and on the day of the event, May 3rd!


How can you participate on Sunday May 3rd?

  • Have a treadmill?  Set a goal for yourself to walk the distance of the traditional event of 2.5 miles and share your progress with us with pictures and video!  Use the hashtag #VirtualStridesForStrays!
  • Take a quick stroll around the block, your yard, or inside your house, take pictures and post on social media. Use the hashtag #VirtualStridesForStrays!
  • Make a video of you and your family (including your fur buddies!) and share why you believe animal welfare is important to you and your community.  Share your story!  Post on social media with the hashtag #VirtualStridesForStrays!
  • Create your own online fundraiser to support animals in need through our online fundraising tool (information below) or Facebook!
  • Donate directly to A.D.O.P.T. through the donate button on our website (please notate Virtual Strides for Strays in the instructions to seller box) or through our Facebook fundraiser!

Usually our event features vendors and wonderful community groups.  To bring that element to the event, we will be sharing our vendors and their stories with you virtually.  Please support our vendors as they have made the commitment to supporting A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter and the animals in our care!


Set up an online fundraising page to send to family and friends, personalized with your picture and message about why raising funds for A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter is important to you. Your personal story can make all the difference when asking for support! The online giving program makes it easy to raise funds, win incentives, and become that top pledge-getter!

To set up your fundraising page, please visit our FirstGiving web page.


This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we would love to continue that tradition. Because of you, we will be able to continue our work taking care of homeless animals. Set a goal and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to help you achieve it! Check out our great fundraising incentives below!


  • $25 ………. A.D.O.P.T. Window Cling (while supplies last)
  • $100 …….. A.D.O.P.T. Walkathon T-Shirt (while supplies last)
  • $300 …….. A.D.O.P.T. Blanket (while supplies last)
  • $500 …….. Your name added to the walkathon plaque at the shelter
  • $1000 …… Commemorative tile with your choice of engraving to be mounted at the shelter

Due to the uncertainty of when the shelter will be back to regular operations, please check our website closer to May 3rd for information on distribution of incentives.

The top pledge-getter and top pledge-getting team will be honored with their name being added to the Makin’ Strides for Strays progressive plaques displayed at the shelter!


  • Make a copy of donations for your records
  • Cash/check donations will be accepted at the shelter through drop off in our secured mailbox; please be sure to include your name, mailing address, and email with your donation
  • Make checks payable to A.D.O.P.T.; please do not mail cash through the postal service
  • Receipts are available by emailing kelly@adoptpetshelter with the subject line “Makin’ Strides Receipt”
  • Don’t forget to check with your employer about MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS
  • Questions? Email

Virtual Makin’ Strides for Strays Sponsors

Business Partners for Pets Supporting Partner
Rottweiler Sponsor
Bull Dog Sponsor
Bull Dog Sponsor
Bull Dog Sponsor
Bull Dog Sponsor
Chihuahua Sponsor
Chihuahua Sponsor
Cheryl Gudinas, Realtor
Chihuahua Sponsor
In-Kind Sponsor
In-Kind Sponsor

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