Million Paws Walk is the RSPCA’s largest annual fundraising event. It involves tens of thousands of people and their dogs registering, fundraising and participating in walks held across Australia. All profits go towards helping abandoned, injured, neglected and sick animals in the RSPCA’s care.
Anyone can enter the event, even if you don’t have a dog! Adults, children, friends, families, clubs and corporate teams are all welcome. Please note that while cats are amazing, dogs are strictly the only animals allowed at the event.
Simply click on the 'Find a Walk' tab and enter your city or postcode into the search bar. Click on the one you want and you'll find all the information you need, including pricing, start time and venue.
When registering for Million Paws Walk, you would have received an eTicket at the email address you provided. If you do misplace your wristband prior to the event, please print out your eTicket and bring it along for proof of entry.
After registering, an eTicket would have been emailed to the address you provided. If you can’t find it, be sure to check your spam folder. In the event that you did not receive this eTicket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, bring along valid identification to the Million Paws Walk event. There will be RSPCA staff at the entrance with a list of people who have registered online and will be able to check off your name.
All proceeds from Million Paws Walk goes to supporting the ongoing work of the RSPCA to help care for animals in need. The money you raise online, funds from event activities, entry fees and merchandise sales, all goes towards improving animal welfare. It keeps the doors of our animal shelters open and inspectors on the road, while also providing community education on animal care and welfare issues.
The event was launched in Queensland in 1994 by Dr Cam Day, who believed a special event involving animals walking together would be a fun day for both pets and their owners. Dr Day also believed it would promote responsible pet ownership, as well as raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA. Since then, Million Paws Walk has expanded significantly to become the RSPCA's biggest fundraising event, with more than 70 walks held across Australia each year.
If you're over 18 years old and willing to have an early start to the day (don’t worry, it’s only for one day), then we want you! There are a range of volunteering roles to suit all personalities and fitness levels. You should be able to work well under pressure, cope with large crowds and have flexibility. Of course, you must love dogs too!