Waste Industries will attempt to break a Guinness World Records™ Title to support the SPCA of Wake County

Animal lovers are invited to join Waste Industries and the SPCA of Wake County to make their voices heard around the world for homeless, abused and neglected animals.

The goal is to break an existing GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most dogs wearing bandanas, currently held by dotsure.co.za (South Africa) with 765 dogs.

Waste Industries will make this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt at the SPCA of Wake County’s annual fundraising event, the Dog Walk & Woofstock, May 6th, at Booth Amphitheatre.

Each year, nearly 2,500 people and 1,000 dogs attend the event. The goal of the Dog Walk is to raise $225,000 to provide medical care, spay/neuter services, shelter, food, and love to the more than 3,500 animals the SPCA of Wake County rescues or rehomes each year.

Waste Industries is making this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt in support of the SPCA of Wake County to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets to reduce pet overpopulation and to promote pet adoption.

You can be part of the world record AND help animals in your community.

Register online at www.SPCAwake.org/walk
(save $10 with the discount code "early" through April 25th.)

Free Bandanas at the Gates!The SPCA will hand out bandanas to participants the day of the Dog Walk as people enter the venue.  Dogs participating in the record-breaking attempt must be at least one-year old and the Human/Dog ratio is 1:1, so if you have two dogs, be sure to bring a friend with you!


  1. The human/dog ratio is 1:1, so if you have multiple dogs, bring friends and family.
  2. All dogs must be at least one year old to participate in breaking the record. Dogs under a year old can still attend the event and participate in the walk.
  3. You must get a bandana and wristband at the entrance to the "secured area" (just follow the signs) 
  4. 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.

The SPCA Dog Walk and Woofstock will be Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Participants can enjoy vendor booths, food, music and more.  There will be a rally at the stage at 1:30pm emceed by Two Men and a Mom of Mix 101.5 where Waste Industries Waste Industries will gather everyone for the attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. Then participants will make the signature walk around Symphony Lake and back to the Amphitheatre lawn for contests and fun with their family and dogs.




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.