World’s Largest Pet Walk

September 29 is the World’s Largest Pet Walk, an official Pet Partners walking event!

In celebration of our Walk With Me™ program, Pet Partners is excited to announce our World’s Largest Pet Walk

How will it work?

You and your pet(s) can walk at any time on Saturday, September 29. Walk whatever distance feels right for you and your animal, and choose any location! Whether you lead a Walk With Me event in your community, gather some friends and family for a casual stroll around the block, or take a quiet hike that’s just you and your animal, we want to see our Pet Partners community taking steps with their pets. This isn’t only for registered Pet Partners teams–this event is for anyone who wants to enjoy the health benefits of being active with pets!

It’s so simple! Determine what type of walk you and your pet will participate in. You can choose an activity as simple as just you and your pet taking your normal stroll, or you can plan a group activity! If you’re part of a Community Partner or local therapy animal group, you could all get together and walk at a local pet-friendly park. Invite your neighbors to join you in a walk around the local nature trail, or organize a walk at the senior living community where you and your therapy animal volunteer. Any setting or circumstance where you might walk with your pet or use Walk With Me is a great option!

There’s no fee to participate, but we do ask that you share your photos with us and spread the word on social media. Make sure to print off your official walking bib to wear while you walk. Commemorative shirts are on sale through September 1.



Steps to Participate in the World’s Largest Pet Walk

  1. Let us know you’re walking by completing the pledge form here.
  2. Print out your official World’s Largest Pet Walk Bib, write in your pet’s name, and wear it during your walk. 
  3. Spread the word on social media and online.  Here are some sample images to share if you are walking with your dog, your cat, or your horse!  Are you a blogger?  Here is some sample content to get you started on a blog post!
  4. Show your support by purchasing our official commemorative shirt, which is now available through September 1.  All proceeds benefit Pet Partners.
  5. On September 29, take pictures during your walk, post selfies of you and your pets and share your participation on our Pet Partners social media channels. Tag Pet Partners, and use the hashtags #WorldsLargestPetWalk and #PetPartners so others can see what you’re doing to be active with your animal!
  6. Planning a group or community walk?  Be sure to share with your local media!  Here are some tips and a press release template you can localize.

Need some ideas on setting up your walk, or tips for a successful walk? Join us for a webinar!
World’s Largest Pet Walk Tips from Pet Partners
Wednesday, September 5 @ 9:00 a.m. Pacific/Noon Eastern
This quick webinar will provide tips on how to set up your event for the World’s Largest Pet Walk taking place on September 29. We’ll answer common questions and offer ideas you might not have considered yet.
Register here for the webinar!