Cause for Paws 2014 was a great success! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $27,000 for PHS and Portsmouth's homeless animals! Can't wait to see you next year!




The Portsmouth Humane Society presents its 6th annual Cause for Paws outdoor festival on Saturday, April 5th, 2014! Join us down at the North Landing Park in Olde Towne Portsmouth for a day of activities, live music, great food, and lots of canine companionship!

In 2013, Cause for Paws raised over $15,000 for PHS. This year, we've set a goal to raise $20,000.

The festival includes a 5k race through the quaint, cobblestone streets of Olde Towne; a 1-mile kids' fun run; and a 1-mile dog walk. For all of the events, you have the option of fundraising for support, or paying a flat registration fee.

This year we are adding a new element to our Cause for Paws festival: the Doggie Olympics! Be sure to click the link above to read about this fun event and register your pooch to compete! It's going to be a lot of fun, so don't miss out!

Remember, all proceeds from the event support life-saving programs at the Portsmouth Humane Society.


Want to help out in other ways? Contact us at 397-6004 for information about volunteering at the event, or sign up to bake for our BAKE SALE!! Click here for more information!


Thank you to our 2014 Cause for Paws Sponsors!

"Best in Show" Presenting Sponsor:

Pick of the Litter Sponsors:

Top Dog Sponsors:

  • Western Branch Diesel
  • Portsmouth Genco Cogentrix Energy, LLC
  • Bridge Trust Title Group
  • Elisa Enders
  • Dellinger's Tire and Auto
  • Portsmouth Animal Hospital

Cool Cat Sponsors:

  • VCA Airline Blvd.
  • Katchmark Roofing, Siding, and Gutters

Furry Friend Sponsors:

  • Northern Star Credit Union
  • Canady and Branch Complete Car Care
  • John Wood, Inc.
  • Billy Canady
  • Wanda Sannicandro
  • McDonald Plumbing
  • Rebecca Barclay
  • Charlotte Miller
  • Christopher Academy
  • Chesapeake Lawn Masters
  • Elizabeth Jochens
  • Diane Tyson, in memory of Joyce Barker
  • Jackie Dunn
  • Shelly Compton
  • Mt. Pleasant Land and Lawn
  • Hot and Cold Plumbing Supplies
  • Julie Poellnitz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wilson