Doggie Dash for Georgia Heartland Humane Society, Oct. 30


Dog owners and lovers, plus their furry, four-legged friends, are invited to participate in the seventh annual Doggie Dash, a major fund-raising event benefiting the Georgia Heartland Humane Society, on Saturday, Oct. 30. This 3K (or 1.86 mile) walk meanders through the shady trails of Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City and will provide a one-of-a kind opportunity for you and your pet to “Trick or Treat” together.

“We encourage the community to get involved by forming teams and competing to see which team raises the most money,” said Barbara Grosse, Fund Raising Coordinator for Georgia Heartland. “There will be a prize valued at $100.00 for the team that raises the most money.”

Registration to participate in the Doggie Dash will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will officially start at 10 a.m. Adults, children and their doggie companions are encouraged to show off their Halloween finery during the walk, and then join us for the Costume Contest at 11:30 a.m. There will be a variety of retail and service vendors on hand, a live Disc Jockey playing your favorite tunes, “Pupcasio” – paw painting for dogs, fantastic door prizes and ghoulishly good snacks and treats for humans and dogs alike.

“This is a great opportunity for animal lovers to make a difference in the lives of companion animals in our community,” said Grosse.  “The money raised at Doggie Dash will help provide food and shelter for the pets of those who are having a difficult time caring for them in this economic climate.  It is our goal to help people keep their pets rather than abandoning them or turning them into Animal Control.”

The Georgia Heartland Humane Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1996 and relies solely on the generosity of public donations. In order to keep their current rescue and community assistance programs, such as the Guest Pet services, the animal Food Bank, Seniors for Seniors and Sponsor a Permanent Foster, they have created a unique opportunity for individuals, as well as companies and community businesses, to support their efforts by participating as an event sponsor and/or sponsored walker.

Each walker that raises or donates a minimum of $35 will receive a specially-designed Doggie Dash T-shirt and scarf, plus become eligible to participate in the drawing for door prizes. Event sponsors will have their name printed on the official T-shirt, categorized by a tax deductible donation of $100 (Silver Paw), $250 (Gold Paw), or $500 (Platinum Paw).

Forms for event sponsors, as well as sponsored walkers, can be found on the Georgia Heartland Humane Society web site at All dogs attending this event must have a current rabies tag and be kept on a leash

For more information, please contact Anne Janis at 404-403-64897 or at