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 12th Annual Cause for Paws event on Saturday, April 27th in Festival Park located outside the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion in Portsmouth, VA.  

The event features:

• 5K Run (starting at 9 am – dogs are welcome)
• 1-Mile Dog Walk (starting at 10 am)
• Food Trucks
• Adoptable Animals
• Local animal shelters and rescue groups
• Vendors
• Beer
• Live music
• Activities for the young and old – 2- and 4-legged
• Amazing raffles
…and so much more!

5K Run
$30 through March 1; price increases to $35
Register here!

1-Mile Dog Walk
$25 through March 1; price increases to $30
Register here!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email development@portsmouthhumanesociety.org.

Click here to learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities!

Portsmouth Humane Society, Chesapeake Humane Society, and the Virginia Beach SPCA have joined forces to bring you the very first Triple Hound Race Challenge! 5k Runners and walkers who participate in the PHS Cause for Pause in April, the CAS Doggy Days in May, and the VBSPCA Mutt Masquerade in October will receive a Triple Hound finisher medal. This is a great fitness challenge that supports homeless animals across Hampton Roads. Runners/Walkers must participate in all 3 races to complete the challenge.