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June 5 – This year, DRIVE, not Walk, for Animals!

NEW PRIZES! New this year!  DRIVE FUR ANIMALS!  We are having a car parade (route map here) With  a car decorating contest!  And a dog trick contest!  And more!  This year’s event is going to be on June 5, and it is going to be tons of fun.  Roll with us to save pets in need!  Create your fundraising page and get started helping to save animals!   All funds raised will help provide food, shelter, exceptional care, and find loving adoptive homes for over 1,000 companion animals in the coming year.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and our goal is $65,000.  Your contributions and efforts will directly save animal lives..

FUN FUN FUN! We are planning lots of fun virtual and safe in-person activities (masks and social distancing may be required depending on current recommendations from Gov Scott)

Our car parade will start at the National Life Parking Lot in Montpelier and finish in Barre at the Vermont Granite Museum (download a PFD og the route map). Join us there for our outdoor celebration ceremony to thank our sponsors, have fun contests, and announce our prize winners.

  • Decorate your car (please no politics, we are all about the animals!) to win a prize in the car parade!
  • Submit pet photos in our online Pet Photo Contest (Scroll down for more info)
  • At the end of the parade, enjoy short walking trails  (Dogs must be leashed, masks may be required) and a Dog Trick Contest. 
  • Prize ceremony and sponsor acknowledgements close out the celebration.

PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES! To add more fun to fundraising, prizes will be given to those who go over and above to raise the most money for the animals (CVHS staff and Board members are not eligible for prizes).  Go to our Walk page and click “Register” to get started.

  • All fundraisers, no matter how much money you raise, will be entered into our raffle and have one chance to win a $50 gas credit card!
  • Top 3 child fundraisers
    • 1st place – gets to provide a name for a pet in need at CVHS** and a $100 gift card to Woodbury Mountain Toys in Montpelier
    • 2nd place- $75 gift card to Woodbury Mountain Toys
    • 3rd place- $50 gift card to Woodbury Mountain Toys
  • Top 3 adult fundraisers
    • 1st place – gets to provide a name for a pet in need at CVHS** and a $100 gift card to Sarducci’s in Montpelier
    • 2nd place- $75 gift card to J. Morgan’s Steakhouse in Montpelier
    • 3rd place- $50 gift card to Cornerstone Pub and Kitchen in Barre
  • Top Team – gets to name an entire litter of kittens**   And 12 tickets to either the Vermont Renaissance Faire or the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival

**Any name submitted for a CVHS pet subject to approval by CVHS staff.

NEW- Check/cash donations MUST be postmarked by May 26 and online donations MUST be submitted by June 4 to be considered for prizes. No money can be collected in-person at the event.

Download our Pledge Sheet.

SOUVENIR T-shirt for Fundraisers!

If you register as a fundraiser and raise at least $50 you will receive your very own souvenir Walk for Animals T-shirt. You can donate to your own page and ask your contacts to contribute.

If your friends also want a t-shirt, have them start their own fundraising page (click on “Register” to get started) to increase the support for needy pets. (One shirt per individual fundraiser.)



Enter your pet in our online Pet Photo Contest All pets can be included, dog, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles; if you have a pet that loves to be photographed or would like to dress up, please share a photo with us!  The 12 photos with the most votes will be featured in the FIRST EVER 2022 CVHS full-color wall calendar! The cover photo will be chosen by an impartial judges committee.

HUGE thanks go to these generous local businesses who sponsor our Walk the year!