Anyone can enter the event and everyone is welcome. This includes children, adults, families, school teams, corporate teams, friends and neighbours! Please understand, this is a dog only event. We welcome a variety of dogs, whether they are large or small, fluffy or hairless. As you will be in the company of hundreds of dogs, you must take complete responsibility for your own pets at the event.
That's ok, you can still participate! As well as joining fellow animal lovers and dogs on the walk, there will be entertainment, displays, stalls, giveaways and a host of other activities! There will also be plenty of RSPCA staff to talk to if you are interested in adopting a dog or another pet!
Proceeds from the Million Paws Walk event supports the ongoing work of the RSPCA. The registration fees help us cover the cost of the event and the money raised through online fundraising goes directly to help the animals in our care. In Queensland alone, we care for over 53,000 animals each year. Funds raised online, the sale of merchandise and on the day activities help assist the RSPCA to operate its animal shelters, support its Inspectorate services and provide community education on animal welfare issues.
Absolutely! We actively encourage corporate organisations to get involved with the Million Paws Walk - whether that be sponsorship, team participation or fundraising. We would love to hear from you - contact the RSPCA QLD Events Team. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (07) 3426 9967.
Whether you’re coming along as a four-legged or two-legged participant, we need to make sure that while you have fun, you also have a safe Million Paws Walk.
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, make sure you pack sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and wear appropriate outdoor weather clothing bring along animal sunscreen for pets that have a fair or white coat, hydrate! Make sure you pack enough water for you and your pooch (and portable water bowl if you have one). Don’t forget your poo bags and remember to bring along cash for parking, lunch and merchandise purchases.
Make sure your dog is fully vaccinated and registered and please keep your dog on a leash at all times. Ensure your dog is socialised and generally non-aggressive to people and other dogs and there is strictly NO other types of animals (e.g. cats, birds, pigs etc.) are permitted to participate in the Million Paws Walk event.
It's important that all participants - four legged and two legged alike - have a safe Million Paws Walk.
To participate in the Million Paws Walk, your dog(s) must:
* Be fully vaccinated and registered.
* Wear a collar with an identification tag.
* Be on a leash at all times.
* Have recently (3 weeks leading up to event) had their flea & worming treatment.
* Be socialised and generally non-aggressive to people or other dogs.
Strictly NO other types of animals (cats, pigs, ponies etc) are permitted to participate in the Million Paws Walk. Any animals, other than dogs, that attend the Million Paws Walk will be asked to leave along with their owner(s).
By registering to take part in the event, participants acknowledge and agree that entry to a Million Paws Walk event is at their own risk. Participants release RSPCA Qld from all claims and liability arising from any injury, loss or damage to any property, arising from attendance to the event.
To join the Million Paws Club, each participant must raise $500 or more through their online fundraising page by 5 p.m. Friday 17 May 2019. Funds must be raised per person, per page or in the case of a team, funds must be to the equal value of $500 per team member. All participants who fundraise $500 or more will receive an invitation to the Million Paws Club by email closer to the event date. Unfortunately, this exclusive club membership is only available on the day for South Bank Parklands & Gold Coast.
No. Fundraising must be through your Million Paws Walk online fundraising page. If you collect cash donations, you can update this on your online fundraising page yourself or get friends and family to process an online donation themselves. Sending donations to Head Office by mail will not be included to your fundraising total. Making a donation through the RSPCA QLD website will also not be included in your fundraising total.
If you are over 16 years old and don’t mind an early start, then you’re already half way there! We offer a variety of volunteering roles to suit all fitness and skill levels. The ideal volunteer will have the ability to work well under pressure, be able to cope with large crowds and have a flexible approach. Of course, a love of dogs is a must!