Million Paws Walk is a dog walking event held by the RSPCA. This event is the largest fundraising event for the year. It involves thousands of people and their dogs registering, fundraising and participating in walks held across Australia. These vital funds raised are to provide for the animals in our care and fight against animal cruelty. Visit our About page to learn more.
Anyone who purchases a ticket can enter the event. Children, adults, families, school teams, corporate teams, friends and neighbours. While we have welcomed a variety of animals over the years, you must understand that you will be in the company of thousands of dogs and you must take complete responsibility for your own animals. If you don’t have a dog – that’s okay! You can still participate and walk to fight animal cruelty!
Proceeds from the Million Paws Walk supports the ongoing work of the RSPCA. In Victoria alone, we care for over 20,000 animals each year. Funds raised through entry fees, the sale of merchandise and online fundraising, help assist the RSPCA to operate its animal shelters, support its inspectorate and provide community education on animal welfare issues.
If you are over 15 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!
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.