Not registered yet? No problem! Register in person at the Koka Booth gates beginning at 12noon on Sunday. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover. All proceeds go to help the animals! Register online through 5:00pm on Saturday, May 5. Questions? email a Dog Walk Coach here.

Sunday, May 6 
19th Annual SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock

Everything You Need to Know: 

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018  from 12noon-5:00pm
This is a RAIN or SHINE event. The forecast from WRAL: Highs in the lower 80s.More clouds than sun, with a chance for some bands of hit or miss showers. 

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Regency Park, Cary NC 
Koka Booth is located at: 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518
To view PARKING MAP please scroll down.

Schedule of Events:
12:00pm ~ Main Gates Open
If you haven't registered yet, now is the time! If you pre-registered and need to pick up your T-Shirt and Sponsor SWAG, we've got it here. Also, you can turn in any pledge money toward your fundraising goal. Make your way down to the main stage and sign up for the Dog Costume Contest.

1:00pm ~ Be in the park by 1:00pm in order to be counted for the world record attempt!

1:30pm ~ GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Attempt -
Most Dog with Bandanas 
Join Waste Industries and Kim Janzen, SPCA President and CEO, at the Main Stage as we break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. This is our moment to come together and be a force for animals! A volunteer drone camera operator will be flying overhead so we can show our community -- and our state -- how many people care about the fate of homeless pets.

To break the record for Most dogs wearing bandanas, there are a few rules we must follow:

> The human/dog ratio is 1:1, so if you have multiple dogs, bring friends and family.
> All dogs must be at least 1-year old to participate in breaking the record. Dogs under 1 can still attend the event and participate in the walk.
> You must get a bandana and wristband at the entrance to the "secured area" (just follow the signs) 
> You must be with your assigned Record Steward when the clock starts for the 5 minute countdown, or your dog won't be counted in the final number.
> Prong or shock collars cannot be worn during the attempt.

2:00pm ~ WALK!
Walk along the Symphony Lake Greenway. Show up and show your support. We are capturing this walk on aerial video!

2:30pm ~ Ruff Races Begin
Enter your pooch in the Waste Industries Ruff Races and find out whose dog is ruffer. Prizes include: bragging rights and a medal for the winner of each size category (Small, Medium, Large) . Enter the ruff race as many times as you want to improve your dogs time. 

3:00pm ~ Dog Costume Contest @ Main Stage
Prizes, bragging rights, plus a trophy!

4:00pm ~ Musical Sit Contest Begins @ Main Stage (no registration necessary)
Prizes, bragging rights, plus a trophy!

5:00pm ~ Event comes to a close

Dog Walk event guide download hereClick here to view the 2-page 2018 Dog Walk Event Guide.
View in your browser window or download.


What are the Registration fees? 
Most of your registration gift is a tax-deductible donation! It also includes the 2018 Dog Walk T-Shirt
> Adults: $45 
> Youth 14 and under: $35
> Youth 7 and under: FREE (however, if your child would like a shirt please register them in the 14 and under category.)


When can I pick up my T-shirt and Sponsor SWAG?
You can pick up your t-shirt and Dog Walk goody bag at the SPCA SPCA Pet Adoption Center (200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC) on Saturday, May 5, 11am - 6pm
Or at Koka Booth Amphitheatre Main Gate starting at 12:00pm on Sunday, May 6th


Just one of the many reasons you'll love this event being at Koka Booth Amphitheatre (KBA)... plenty of FREE PARKING! Below is a map of the main lots to use (overflow parking is available if needed). As you enter Regency Park, KBA staff will direct you into the two parking entrances. Handicap parking spaces are available near the gate entrance. All event attendees please enter through the main event entrance gate (shown below). 

FREE Parking for Dog Walk and Woofstock

More Info:
The K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock is an annual North Carolina tradition that brings animal lovers together for a fun walk and day of festivities with a very important purpose: Helping the SPCA of Wake County care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets, and giving them a second chance at happiness in a forever home.

How do I get started?

It's quick and easy to sign up as an individual walker or to put together a team with family, friends or colleagues. After you register, we will provide you with tools to help you fundraise, including sample email letters that you can send out and your own web page that you can personalize. 
Click here to register and get started! >

Is my information and the information of my friends secure?

YES. We keep your information absolutely private. We never rent, sell or share donor information. Check out our Privacy Policy Here »  Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Tax ID#: 56-0891732


Why is my participation so important?

Part of your registration fee and all money that you raise will be used to save animal lives!
The SPCA of Wake County is a local, grassroots animal charity; we do not receive any funding from tax dollars or from national animal organizations. This makes YOUR participation even more important in rescuing these animals.By participating in the K9-3K Dog Walk, you will dramatically impact the lives of thousands of animals in our community, helping us care for animals in need and prevent the suffering of thousands more through prevention efforts. 

What did you do with the money raised at the 2018 Dog Walk & Woofstock?
We were able to provide life-saving care to over 3,500 animals in need! PLUS providing spay/neuter surgery for 6,355 pets through the low-cost clinic and voucher program; providing in-home pet food delivery service for 43 pets of disabled or homebound senior citizens and provided 1,064 behavior interventions for pets at-risk of entering area animal shelters. 

Where do I send donations that I have collected?

You can mail or drop off cash and checks to our main offices located at the:
SPCA of Wake County Pet Adoption Center at: 200 Petfinder Lane • Raleigh, NC • 27603
*When you mail in your donations, please include a donation form, so we can give proper credit to your fundraising efforts!

Helpful Documents: 
Donation Form » To use for individual donations and credit card transactions.
Blank Receipt » These can be given to donors when you receive an offline donation.
Pledge Form » To use for multiple donations as you collect cash and checks.

Event Location Map: (Parking details below)



Your business should be listed here! Make your marketing dollars count and invest in a sponsorship opportunity with us. We've got some great ideas to create a win-win for your business and the animals at the SPCA. View the benefits package here or contact Event Manager Amy Crum for a customized win-win solution.