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Please migrate to Paws in the Park 2014

for details and registration for this year's event!

APRIL 28, 2013

Noon - 4pm

Bohrer Park at

Summit Hall Farm

506 S. Frederick Ave

Gaithersburg, MD

In partnership with the

City of Gaithersburg

Get ready to put your paws to the pavement. It's time for the 15th annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Fest!

Paws in the Park is fun for the entire family, featuring:

  • a one-mile walk

  • well-known, popular character mascots

  • a representative of the Canine Section of Montgomery County Sheriff’s office

  • pet games like bobbing for hot dogs and paw printing

  • demonstrations including agility and canine law enforcement

  • over 50 pet-friendly vendors

  • pet licensing (bring your pet's rabies certificate)

  • microchipping ($35 fee)

  • food, music, prizes, drawings

  • rescue groups and more!


On April 28, 2013 the Montgomery County Humane Society, in partnership for the third year with the City of Gaithersburg, will host one of the most exciting pet-friendly events of the year. Don't miss out on this family- and pet-friendly event at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm.

Every dollar you raise through pre-event fundraising goes to helping the animals awaiting their forever homes at MCHS. In particular, money raised will: 

  • Raise much-needed funds for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals
  • Make a positive difference in the lives of the dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals,  reptiles, birds and other animals at the shelter
  • Support life-saving programs such as humane education, foster and rescue programs, preventive medical care, adoption counseling, and much more

Check out the exciting fundraising prizes when you raise money for homeless animals through Paws in the Park!

Questions? 240-401-8144 •


There will be on-site registration,

but for fundraising and easy check

in the day of, we highly suggest

registering online in advance.

Lots of volunteers are needed to make this event the best it can be! To help at Paws in the Park, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 240.773.5969 or See you there!

• All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination and be licensed.
• All walkers are welcome, with or without a dog!
• For safety reasons, well-behaved dogs only -- no other pets may walk.
• All walkers must read and sign the waiver at check-in.
• Female dogs in season may not participate.
• Dogs must be leashed (6' maximum leash length) and kept under control at all times. No retractable leashes permitted.
• Unruly or aggressive dogs will be asked to leave.
• Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership at all times during the event.

• Online registration will close on Saturday, April 27 @ MIDNIGHT

• You may register on-site the day of the event starting at 12pm.

Thank you for supporting MCHS and Paws in the Park!

Gaithersburg City
Best in Show Sponsors
Trophy Sponsors

Ribbon Sponsors

American Pest Dogtopia

The Groomery & Olde Towne

Bed and Biscuit

Media Sponsors
Official Radio Sponsor97.1 Wash FM Virginia Maryland Dog
In-Kind Sponsors
Bialek's music Pro Feed
Party On Face Painting

This page last updated 4-15-13


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