September 13th

2015 Walk-a-Thon!

Sunday, September 13th, 2015


NARF’s 20th Annual “Walk Your Tail Off” for Homeless Pets

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Los Gatos Creek Park

Registration begins at 9AM on the day of the event.

Skip the line and pre-register online. See details below.

Raise or donate $25 and get a FREE event t-shirt and BBQ lunch!


Our 2015 Walk-a-Thon event will be on Sunday, September 13th at the nearby Los Gatos Creek Park (South on Winchester and take a left on Hacienda)!  It is the second time this important even will be held in September, so set your calendar for this new date and with your help, we will raise the funds to be used to help our volunteer staff and foster parents feed, heal, house and care for so many animals. 

More details will be posted here and on our Facebook page as we get them. Interested in being a Sponsor or volunteering for this great event? Let us know, it isn’t too early! Email us for information!

Don’t miss out! It will be a fun, relaxing day with a Doggie Costume contest, Parade of Heroes, prize raffle with lots of different prizes for dogs and cats (and humans!), barbecue lunch, and of course, the walk! Collect pledges to help raise money for all our animals and come out for a day of fun events!

Don’t have a dog but still want to participate? Don’t worry! We will have many of our fostered rescues ready and more than willing to walk with you! Pledges and raffle proceeds go directly to the care of our animals, both dogs and cats. Pledges and/or donations of $25 or more will receive an official event T-shirt, a goodie bag and a delicious BBQ lunch. Collect one of the top three pledge amounts and win additional prizes! Lunch and t-shirts can be purchased separately for $10 each.

Activities Schedule

9AM   Registration

10AM   Walk

11AM   Parade

12:30PM   BBQ Lunch for all participants

1PM   Prize Raffle

Raffle Prizes

Purchase Raffle Tickets to have a chance at over 130 different prizes for dogs, cats and humans! Click HERE to see the full prize list including tickets to Disneyland, veterinary care and numerous others.

$1 – 1 ticket     |     $5 = 7 tickets
$10 = 15 tickets     |     $20 = 40 tickets

(Raffle tickets for Frontline need to be in by 12:00pm, raffle tickets for the additional prizes must be in by 12:45pm. Late tickets will not be entered into the drawing.)

Event Sponsors

Of course this event would not be possible without the support of our generous Sponsors. We are still in process of accepting sponsors for this year. Our current sponsors for the 2015 Walk-a-Thon include:

Advanced Body Solutions, Los Gatos

David Andresen

A Party Place/The Linen Lady

Atlantic Aviation , San Jose

Boulder Ridge Golf Club

Canine Corral Dog Daycare

Susan Davis

DiscDoGG (Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate)

Disneyland Resorts

Gigi Erickson

Evergreen Veterinary Clinic

Happy Tails to You Dog Training

Susie Harper

Huntford Printing & Graphics

Jet Doc Aircraft Services

Kismet Boutique

Los Gatos Birdwatcher

LoveNotes Quartet

National Charities League

Katie O’Brien

Kristina E. Rubio, Esq.

Northern California Playworks, Inc.

Pegasus Products Group


Pet People of Los Gatos


Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply

Shannon Jane Morgan Glass

David & Pat Smith

TEC Productions, Inc.

Trader Joe’s

United Administrative Services

Folio Fine Wine Partners—Michael Mondavi Family

For Paws Spay and Neuter Clinic

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know! Email us for information!

Pre-Registration – NOW OPEN!

Pre-Register Here!

Please bring a copy of your registration and any purchased raffle tickets on the day of the event.

The benefits of pre-registering include:

  • Separate registration line (i.e. no waiting) which will enable you to move through more quickly, receive your goodie bag and T-shirt, and be at the front of the line for the walk!
  • You’ll also enjoy more time to check out the fabulous raffle prizes and make your selections!
  • And finally, although not exclusive to online registrants, you’ll be greeted with a smiling face from one of our Registration volunteers!

Download the Pledge Packet

Download Pledge Packet

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Why Walk?

97% of all funds raised are spent directly on the animals! Your money goes directly to the care and placement of homeless cats and dogs through NARF’s NO KILL animal rescue programs such as Foster Care, Emergency Veterinary Assistance, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Senior Pets for Seniors. NARF places hundreds of animals per year through ALL VOLUNTEER foster homes. Won’t you help us make a difference in the life of an animal in need?