More fun than you can wag a tail at!
Morning Pep-Rally
9:00AM at the Starting Line
Get your car parked early so that you can be a part of our exciting morning pet-rally at the Starting Line! KHS Executive Director, Aaron Winters, will welcome everyone and remind us all of the important reason we're all there: to help animals!
2-mile Walking Trail
Stroll, power-walk or wiggle your way through 2 miles of wooded pathways. Along the trail you'll find plenty of fresh water at one of our four Watering Holes for you and your four-legged friends. Don't forget to stop at Watering Hole #3 for a photo taken by a professional photographer! Find the starting line just north of the parking area and finish south of the Food Pavilion.
Ultimate Air Dogs
Sponsored by Portage Printing
UAD, or dock jumping, has been a favorite event for years! You can pre-register your dog at the UAD website, or just come for the show. Walkers of all ages love to see the dogs diving into pool. Just make sure you stand back once they get out or you might get wet! UAD will be stationed between the Main Event area and the South Field. Competitors must park in the main parking lot. There will be no parking in the event areas to anyone.
Registraion for jumps open soon!
Team Zoom
Sponsored by Camp Critter Country
From flying through the air to catch a frisbee disc, to showing off agility skills by darting through an obstacle course, Team Zoom canine athletes perform the most amazing tricks. These stunt dogs love to get the crowd involved as well, so get ready for you to be a part of the show with spectator games!
Pet Photographs
We have two photo areas staffed by professional photographers waiting for you! Get an updated family photo that includes your four-legged children. All photos are available for download about 10-14 days after the event. We'll also have 3 selfie-stations through-out the event area for you to snap your own keepsake photos! Don't forget to share your pictures and tag us with #khsdogwalk and #kazoohumane!
Main Stage
Sponsored by Bow Wow Boutique
The Main Stage is where all the important stuff happens! Located in the Main Event Area near the Pavilion. Grab lunch and wander over for some good music. We'll have live music and a DJ keepins things upbeat throughout the day. Don't forget to come back for the Dog Contests, which will be on the Main Stage at 12:30pm!
Children's Area
Sponsored by Abraxas
We have entertainment for everyone, including the tiny humans! Play in the bounce house, make cool things with noodles provided by Noodles & Co., play games for prizes and get your faces painted! Everyone is going to sleep good after the Dog Walk & K-9 Festival.
Doggie Dash Obstacle Course
Sponsored by Denney Veterinary Services
The Doggie Dash is a short and simple course but can prove challenging for even the most athletic dog. Hurdle over hay bales, run over ramps and lunge around the bend to make it to the finish line. Must be a registered Walker to participate. Try 3 times. Your best score will be used to qualify you for a trophy! The top 3 finishers (small, medium and large) will be awarded.
Dog Contests
Sponsored by Invisible Fence of SW MI
We know that every dog isn't an athletic superstar, so if physical activity isn't your thing, maybe your dog can reign supreme in one of our other competitive categories!

Best Singer/Talker
Best Trick or Talent
Dog and Owner Look-a-likes (Costumes/Accessories Welcome)
Most Original Costume (Pet and/or Handler)
Best Duo (Judge's choice for favorite pair; 2 dogs and one owner/handler)
Paw Print Art
Stamp your dog's paw on an artistic print and keep it as a memory of your precious canine friend! Ink is non-toxic and washable. These one of a kind prints are a perfect way to remember your pet and this special event you celebrate together! Each print is $5.00; all proceeds benefit the Kalamazoo Humane Society.
Raffle Tent
We'll have 30 great prizes to give away and you could win! Tickets are 2 for $1.00. Ticket sales will end at 1:15PM and prizes will be drawn at 1:30PM. All prizes must be picked up from the KHS office no later than Friday, May 12 or prizes may be forfeited. We cannot ship prizes.