Join Us for our 10th Annual Cause for Paws Festival

Whether you’re a runner, walker, or you just enjoy a great family day filled with fun activities and amazing animals, we hope you’ll join us for the 10th Annual Cause for Paws event on Saturday, April 21st at Festival Park, outside of Union Bank & Trust Pavilion in Portsmouth.  The event features:

  • 5K Run at 9 a.m.
  • 1-Mile Dog Walk at 10 a.m.
  • Festival also officially begins at 10 a.m.
  • Food
  • Vendors
  • Rescue groups
  • Live music
  • Activities for the young and old—2- and 4-legged
  • Amazing raffle prizes (don’t forget to bring money to participate)
  • Family and pet-friendly festival located in Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth

5K Run
$25 through March 1; $30 March 2 – April 1; $35 after April 1 and day of race.
Registration: register online at

1-Mile Dog Walk
Cost: $25.
Registration: register online at

All event proceeds go directly toward the hundreds of animals in our care.