The 6th annual World’s Largest Pet Walk took place on Saturday, September 23rd, and it was an amazing event! With people walking all across the world alongside their pets and neighbors, Pet Partners was able to raise vital funds to register more therapy animal teams. Thank you to everyone who registered, walked, fundraised, and donated; we couldn’t have done it without you!
This year’s walk was the largest one yet! People from around the world gathered together to enjoy getting active with their pets while raising funds for Pet Partners’ Therapy Animal Program! This year featured a lot of new corporate teams and participants whom we were so excited to see register!
Visit our leaderboard to see information about our top walkers and top teams this year.
Pet Partners is grateful to our 2023 corporate sponsors for their dedication to the human-animal bond and support of this walk! Not only did our corporate sponsors fund this year’s walk, but they also participated as corporate walking teams, getting their employees involved in the fun!
Presenting Sponsor: Wellness Pet Company
Titanium Sponsor: Blue Shield of California
Bronze Sponsor: Okoa Pet
We are pleased to present our 2023 National Walk Champion: Dr. Elizabeth Lynch! Elizabeth has been a Pet Partners handler since 2001, a member of the Pet Partners of Fairfield County Community Partner group, an active team evaluator, national program educator, and currently volunteers with her adorable guinea pigs, Cookie and Moo. She also led the way to success for the Walk by raising over $5,000 and becoming our top fundraiser! Read more about Elizabeth, Cookie, and Moo’s work and why they were honored to be this year’s Walk Champions on our Featured Teams page.
We are thrilled with the success of this year’s walk, but we’re not done yet: fundraising continues through the end of 2023. We are still aiming to reach our fundraising goal of $120,000! Donate today to support the walk and our Therapy Animal Program.
Visit worldslargestpetwalk.org to donate and make sure to check with your place of work to see if they will match your donation and easily double your impact. You can also donate cryptocurrency, stocks, and through donor advised funds.
Cats, dogs, equines, guinea pigs, birds, and more sported their World’s Largest Pet Walk bandanas while walking with their human friends this year. Search #WorldsLargestPetWalk on social media to find all the wonderful photos and videos!
We had a blast celebrating so many walkers and teams at this year’s 2023 Sneaker Awards! This Facebook Live event celebrates our registered walkers and teams in 29 categories! In case you missed it, we shared photos and stories, recognized our top teams, fundraiser, sponsors, and more! Check out the recording.
Thanks again to everyone who walked, everyone who donated, and everyone who helped spread the word about this year’s walk. Your support of our Therapy Animal Program means even more people can benefit from the powerful effects of the human-animal bond.
We cannot wait to walk with you again in 2024! Mark your calendars now and look out for our registration emails going out in June 2024. We hope to see you then!