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Humane Society of Greater Rochester

You’ve heard it time and time again this summer, but due to this unprecedented time the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest presented by Pet Supplies Plus is going to look a little different this year. But like the pets in our care, our community is resilient and we don’t think this means we can’t all have an amazing time making a huge life-saving difference for the pets in our community! Now more than ever, pets like Popeye need us to come together, because their need for life-saving care has not changed. More than 2,000 pets have been brought to Lollypop Farm since the beginning of the year, and they are counting on us to make their second chance possible.

The Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest is still the most fun you can have making a life-saving difference for pets like Popeye.

What can you expect from the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest this year? MORE! (You heard us right!) Our team has worked hard to come up with even more creative ways to celebrate your fundraising efforts. And yes, it might look a little different this year, but it’s still the most fun you can have making a BIG DIFFERENCE for pets in our community. Here’s just some of the exciting things you can expect:


If you register for the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest, you’ll fun challenges for the six weeks leading up to the event on Saturday, September 26th! Some challenges will be focused on how we can all come together and help save lives, others will be silly and entertaining, but all will enter you in for the chance to win exciting prizes! You could win everything from a gift card to Pet Supplies Plus to a fun kitten party brought right to your home. Challenges are starting Monday, August 17th! You must be registered to win!


Our first priority is your health and safety, but it wouldn’t be the Walk for the Animals without a walk. So, when you register as the hero we know you are, you will have the opportunity to schedule your walk on our farm walk. Everyone who walks will receive a cool t-shirt, water bottle, and other gifts to show our appreciation. You can schedule your walk for any day the week of the Walk for the Animals, but if you schedule your socially distanced walk on event day, Saturday, September 26th, you’ll be greeted with pop-up entertainment and friends cheering you on! We don’t want to give away all our surprises, but it’s sure to be a day that will make you smile! Register as a hero today!


More comfortable staying at home? We completely understand! You can still be a hero in the unprecedented time. When you register as a hero at home you’ll receive a Barktober Fest Block Party Kit (pick up or have delivered for a small fee). Inside you will still find the same great gifts plus yard signs, door hangers, and decorations to help you share your Walk for the Animals with your neighbors and friends. Register as a hero at home today!

Whether you schedule your walk or choose to be a hero at home, you’ll receive fun gifts to show our appreciation for your life-saving efforts.


Your support has never meant more. When you complete your walk -either on campus or from afar – we’ll place a temporary marker on our front lawn showcasing your lasting impact for the homeless and abused animals of Lollypop Farm. This artistic display is going to be a beautiful symbol of the care and compassion our community has for the pets who need us more. Together we can make a difference, and we hope you will help us fill our front lawn with a showcase of love for the animals of Lollypop Farm.

Your fundraising efforts have a lasting impact on the pets in our care. Register for the Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest and make your mark!

Please consider making a life-saving difference for pets in need! Your support has never been more critical. Register for the 2020 Walk for the Animals at Barktober Fest.