Join us for a VIRTUAL Dog-A-Thon on Saturday, June 27!

When our community faces challenges, inspiring compassion becomes even more important. That's why this year's 30th anniversary of Dog-A-Thon is so special. While the event may look different this year, wherever we are, we'll be standing together to save animal lives. 

Register today and join us on June 27 for the Virtual Dog-A-Thon!

Help Make Happy Happen for pets in Tacoma and Pierce County

Whether it's providing an animal with rehabilitation from cruelty and neglect, helping a family adopt a new pet or returning a companion to their owner, your participation helps make lifesaving work possible. You will also strengthen the crucial programs and services we provide to our community, such as low-cost/free spay and neuter and pet food for families in need.

In the coming year, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County will care for nearly 10,000 animals in need! By joining Dog-A-Thon, you'll help give each one a second chance they deserve.

The most effective way to fundraise for the pets in need is by registering on this page and using our online fundraising tools, including an easy Facebook integration.

If you receive cash and checks, you can keep track of the donations with this form. Please print the form, fill it out completely and mail the donations in a marked envelope to:

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
Attn: Development
2608 Center Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. – Watch on Facebook live as we kick-off Dog-A-Thon, thank our community, feature adoptable animals, host a fun giveaway, and more!

10 a.m. - Participants are invited to show their support by running or walking around their neighborhood, backyard, or even just their living room. 

Don't forget to snap a photo and tag us on social media using the hashtag #dogathon2020 so that we can share with our animal-loving community!


Registration for the virtual Dog-A-Thon is free!

If you registered before 5/6/20 with the original registration fees, we will be in contact on how to pick up your complimentary t-shirt.


Click here to purchase your commemorative 30th annual Dog-A-Thon t-shirt and show your love for Pierce County's pets!

T-shirts will ship directly to you!

Virtual Vendor Village

Take a walk through our virtual vendor village! Even though we can't be together to celebrate all things DOG, we invite you to browse through, enjoy, and support our favorite animal-loving business and vendors. Please consider supporting the retailers who support the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County!


5k Prizes!

The first three registrants who complete a 5K on June 27 and tag us on social media with the route they traveled will win a Mud Bay gift card!

  • First place - $200 Mud Bay gift card
  • Second place - $150 Mud Bay gift card
  • Third place - $100 Mud Bay gift card

Thank you to our Faithful Companion sponsor, Mud Bay, for their continued support!