Join us as we raise lifesaving funds for the animals in our care and our community at the 14th Annual Cause for Paws! This event is fun “fur” the whole family – pets included! Cause for Paws includes a Pet Festival with pet friendly activities, contests, and vendors alongside a 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk. Proceeds provide food, medical care, and shelter for homeless animals at our shelter.

Cause for Paws takes place on Saturday, September 24th at Festival Park in Downtown Portsmouth! Register online through Friday, 9/23 at 5:30 pm or in person from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Race Day. This event is open to the public – you do not have to run or walk to attend the festival!

Location: 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Non-Profit Partners: 
Elizabeth River Project
Pug Rescue of NENC
Port Rover Enrichment Center
Portsmouth Animal Control
97.3: The Eagle
Alcova Mortgage
The Barker Boys
Want to do a little extra good? Sign up for the run or walk, then click the button below to bring a shelter dog with you! We’ll match you with an adoptable dog that matches your comfort level. Pick up your Portsmouth Humane pooch at the shelter (4022 Seaboard Ct) at 9:00 am then drop them back off after the event. They’ll be doggone grateful for the great time!

Select Sponsor, Vendor, or Non-Profit levels using the PayPal button below, pay in person at Portsmouth Humane, or mail checks to 4022 Seaboard Ct Portsmouth, VA 2371 ATTN: Cause for Paws. Questions? E-mail!

Sponsorship Level