General

Can I bring an animal other than a dog?
No. For safety reasons, only dogs are permitted to participate.
What type of walks are available?
Walks vary in length and ease, depending on the location. All are predominantly on level ground and hard surfaces except for some beach walks.
Are the walks and the precinct accessible for the disabled?
The precincts where non-walk activities are held are generally accessible to disabled patrons, however, parts of some walk routes might be unsuitable. Check the individual event’s Facebook page or contact the walk manager.
Will the walks go ahead in bad weather?
Million Paws Walks are ‘all weather’ events. The RSPCA will only postpone or cancel a walk event prior to its commencement if it believes weather or route conditions might be hazardous to patrons. Each walk manager has the authority to modify an advertised route, temporarily postpone or even cancel an event for reasons of patron safety.
How do I buy official 2019 merchandise?
You can purchase official merchandise online through our official Million Paws Walk merchandise page. This year, all items will be dispatched to buyers straight from the supplier in Queensland.
Can I get merchandise on the day?
A very limited range of merchandise will be available for purchase on the day.
What parking is available? Is there a fee?
Free parking is available at all locations. Some are car parking facilities; others are on side streets. Organisers will endeavour to provide disabled parking facilities where it is not already available. More special access information is available on individual walk location pages.
Can I purchase food and drinks?
All locations will have food and drinks available. There will also be barista coffee!
Are there special registration fees for families?
Yes. See the registration page.
Do you need volunteer assistance before or on the day?
Every walk location is organised by RSPCA staff and volunteers. If you would like to help, contact events@rspcatas.org.au.
What should I wear on the day?
Sturdy shoes! Tasmania’s fickle weather can change quickly, so be prepared for cool and wet weather as well. Make sure to check the weather in advance and dress appropriately.
What happens to the money raised by the event?
All funds raised go to sustaining our three Animal Care Centres at Devonport which care for animals in need each year. These facilities rely on public support for their ongoing operation.

Million Paws Club

How do I join the Million Paws Club?
Register as a fundraiser by taking the Million Paws Walk Challenge and raising $500 or more by 5 p.m. May 19 2019. Funds must be raised per person. All participants who fundraise $500 or more will receive an email invitation to the Million Paws Club closer to the event date.
What if I have raised $500 and don’t receive my invitation?
Contact RSPCA Tasmania events at events@rspcatas.org.au to confirm your eligibility. Please note, invitations will be sent close to the event date, and not automatically after you fundraise $500.
Can I fundraise without an online 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 ask friends and family to process an online donation themselves. Sending donations to any RSPCA Tasmania facility by post or through direct deposit, will not count towards your total. Making a donation through the RSPCA Tasmania website will also not be included in your total.
What do I get when I become a member of the Million Paws Club?
Club members will enjoy special food, activities and heaps of great prizes! Other benefits and perks will be updated regularly throughout the fundraising period. Make sure you check this website regularly to see what the latest prizes and gifts are!

Volunteering

Who should become a Million Paws Walk volunteer?
If you are over 16 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!
How do I apply for a volunteer position at a regional walk?
If you are interested in volunteering at one of the regional walks, please contact your local walk to find out how. You will find the appropriate contact details on the individual page of each walk location.
How will I know if my application is successful?
You will receive an email from the RSPCA Events Team within two weeks of submitting your application form.