Paws4Potter Presents: 
The 8th Annual
"Making A Mark On K9 Cancer" Dog Walk
Join Paws4Potter in person on 10/14/23 for a special dog walk to raise awareness for canine cancer!  Or, join us VIRTUALLY 9/30/23 - 10/14/23!
The Reason For This Special Event:

Every fall since 2016, Paws4Potter has been hosting a very special event known as the "Making A Mark On K9 Cancer" dog walk in order to raise awareness for pet cancer and to raise money for the National Canine Cancer Foundation. It is Paws4Potter's biggest fundraiser each year! 1 in 3 dogs and 1 in 4 cats will develop cancer at some point in their lifetimes! By raising awareness for pet cancer, more pet parents will seek medical attention sooner for their best buddies, which may drastically improve their quality of life and survival.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many lasting negative effects on event planning over the last three years, it has also sparked the creation of more virtual events. For the last three years, Paws4Potter has gratefully received significant support from pet lovers all across the country and beyond!

This year, we have decided to host another annual "hybrid" event so that we can continue to include attendees from near and far:
In-Person Dog Walk - Saturday, October 14th, 2023: 10AM - 2PM
Virtual Dog Walk - Saturday, September 30th, 2023 (10AM) through Saturday, October 14th, 2023 (2PM)

Paws4Potter's goal is to have participants join us from ALL 50 STATES (and as many countries as possible)!

About Paws4Potter:

Paws4Potter is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness for pet cancer, to provide people with the tools that they need to detect cancer earlier in their pets, and to help people understand that pet cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. Paws4Potter also raises money for the National Canine Cancer Foundation through fundraisers and donations.

What To Expect From The In-Person Walk:

This year marks year EIGHT!!! It's crazy how time flies and stands still all at once!

If you've never attended our in-person walk, you are in for a treat:

  • TWO walks to choose from: 3/4 mile and 2 miles
  • Local vendors: crafts, gifts, Paws4Potter merchandise, and more
  • Local and regional animal shelters/organizations
  • City Dawgz of NNY: on-site food vendor
  • Dog Halloween Costume Contest
  • K9 Police Unit
  • Freebies for all participants
  • Pet Photography . . . AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

The Facebook event page (8th Annual "Making A Mark On K9 Cancer" Dog Walk) will contain ALL of the pertinent information that you will need to know about this in-person dog walk! Make sure to join that page for routine updates as the event draws closer!

What To Expect From The Virtual Walk:

In keeping with the logistics of the virtual walks from the last three years, we are extending the dates to span two full weeks (Saturday, 9/30 through Saturday, 10/14) in hopes of accommodating people's schedules! That way, if you want to walk in the middle of the week or in the evening, you can do so! And, if it's raining (but hopefully not snowing), you can walk on a different day! You can walk EVERY day if you wish!

This virtual event allows Paws4Potter supporters all across the country (and in other countries) to participate, which we are VERY excited about! We have supporters on both the west coast and the east coast, and several locations in between!

As in previous years, we will be very active on our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) throughout the two-week period of this event! We will be cheering people and their pets on, sharing photos, and having interactive contests! We don't want to lose the feeling of camaraderie that we have always had at our regular dog walks! Some of the contests that we have planned for the virtual walk will NOT be a part of the in-person event!

The Facebook page (#RunCancerRun2023 Virtual Dog Walk - Paws4Potter) will contain ALL of the pertinent information that you will need to know about this 2-week event! If you do NOT have a Facebook account, never fear! We can update you with all of the pertinent information via e-mail!

Maintaining Tradition:

As we have done for the past seven years, we will be:
- honoring and remembering those pets who have bravely fought cancer
- providing information on early pet cancer detection
- providing freebies to all of the registrants (mailed directly to virtual attendees)
- creating an "In Honor / In Memory" poster walk (in-person event) and video (virtually)

If you would like your cancer warrior included in our in honor of or in memory of wall at the in-person dog walk and in our online video, please e-mail Kyle Stevenson at [email protected] with their picture(s). Please let Kyle know if they are to go on the "in honor of" or "in memory of" wall.

Paws4Potter Event T-Shirts:

A link to the official event t-shirt order form is available here beginning in early August! Please watch our Facebook event pages and e-mails for announcements about the t-shirts!

Rules For Attendees:

  1. 1) Please make sure that all participating dogs are up to date on DHPP and Rabies vaccinations.
  2. 2) Please make sure that all participating dogs are leashed while walking/running.
  3. It is the pet owner’s responsibility to pick up any waste produced by his/her dog(s).
  4. 3) Minors (children under the age of 18 years) must be accompanied by an adult.
  5. 4) We are requesting all VIRTUAL dog walk/run attendees to walk/run a minimum of 1 mile for this event. This can be done all in one day or spread out throughout the 2-week event period.
  6. 5) We are requesting, if possible, that VIRTUAL attendees take a photo or some photos of their walking excursion(s) and post them on social media with the hashtag #runcancerrun2023
  7. 6) Have a LOT of fun!!!  (This is the most important rule of all!)
In-Person Walk:
Thompson Park Rotary Pavilion
1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601
Virtual Walk:
Wherever You Are!
Date & Time
In-Person Walk:
October 14th, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Walk:
September 30th (10AM) through October 14th (2PM)
Paws4Potter Dog Walk Events 2016-2022
Join Our Canine Cancer Warriors In October!
Join Paws4Potter This Fall!
We Look Forward To Seeing You Again!

In-Person Event Day Registration Will Also Be Available
If You Don't Want To Pre-Register!

$25 for Adults With Up to 2 Dogs
$15 for Adults With No Dogs
Free for Children Under 18 Years of Age

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