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General

Do I have to buy a ticket for my dog as well?
You only need to purchase tickets for the humans attending the walk.
Where can I find specific information about my walk - start time, parking etc.?
Check out the walk location page appropriate to your location – found under the “Find a Walk” tab above. All parking information can be found there too.
When is Million Paws Walk?
The walk is held on the third Sunday in May every year. This year it will be held on Sunday 19th May 2019.
Who can enter the event?
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.
What if I don’t have a dog?
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!
Can I buy merchandise?
Online merchandise is now available. Visit our merchandise page or you can purchase during your registration.
Where does the fundraised money go?
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.
Can my company sponsor the Million Paws Walk?
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 events@rspcaqld.org.au or call us on (07) 3426 9967.
Can I transfer my entry or obtain a refund?
Sorry, no. You cannot transfer your entry or obtain a refund.
If I can’t register online, what can I do?
Contact us on (07) 3426 9967 if you are unable to use or access the online registration system. You can also register on the day.
What does my entry fee provide me?
You will gain express access to the event, as well as knowing that you are supporting a great cause!
What happens if it rains?
Million Paws Walk will happen in rain, hail or shine. Unless the weather is deemed as dangerous, we will do our best to go ahead. Some of our most fun events have been in the rain!
Can I volunteer to help?
Yes, please! Contact the RSPCA Events team on events@rspcaqld.org.au
What if my question isn’t here?
Please email us at events@rspcaqld.org.au or call us on (07) 3426 9967
Is there anything I should bring to the event?
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.

Million Paws Club

How do I join the Million Paws Club?
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.
Can I bring a friend to the Million Paws Club?
Every Million Paws Club member will be given the opportunity to bring a friend along to receive the VIP treatment too. You and your friend must be registered for the event in order to participate.
How do I gain access to the Million Paws Club marquee on the day?
Event staff will give you an entry stamp so that you and your friend can enter and leave the marquee whenever you wish.
What if I haven’t received my invitation yet?
Contact the events team via email – events@rspcaqld.org.au Please note, we will be sending out all invitations closer to the event date.
Can I fundraise without an online fundraising page?
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.

Volunteering

Who is the ideal Million Paws Walk volunteer?
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!
How do I express interest for a volunteer position at South Bank Parklands?
If you are interested in volunteering specifically at the South Bank Parklands event, please contact volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au
How do I express interest for a volunteer position at a regional walk?
If you are interested in volunteering at any of our regional walk locations, please contact events@rspcaqld.org.au and we will pass your details onto the local walk contact.