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Helping us

Fitness Challenges


Are you looking for a way to stay fit, active and raise money at the same time? Check out our running and walking challenges, designed for people (and pets!) of all abilities.

Running Challenges


  • 10k In a Day - Perfect for those who want to complete their run in one day. Just pick a day that works for you and run a 10k route in one go.
  • Mar-Woof-On - Complete a full 26 mile marathon either in one go or across a 30 day period. It's up to you!
  • The Big Woof! - Challenge yourself to walk or run 100 miles in 30 days.
  • The Full Yorkshire - Can you complete a full circuit of Yorkshire in just 30 days. This 450 mile challenge is designed for those who are super active and one to give themselves a real challenge.
  • My Own Thing - Pick a challenge that you're comfortable with and let us know how far you're hoping to run

Walking Challenges


  • Mar-WOOF-on - If you enjoy a big long walk this one is for you. Grab your owner and head out for a 26 mile walk.
  • The K-9(ty Nine) - Do you like bones? Then perhaps this is the challenge for you. Can you do 99Km in 30 days? perfect for the little dog about town.
  • Le Grande Walkies - Designed for the dog who enjoys a big walk. Are you dog enough to walk 500 miles in 30 days?
  • Take the Lead - Maybe your owner isn't home all the time, or you're getting on a bit. Why not design your own challenge? It could be a mile a day? Or perhaps you want to wee on 200 lampposts in a month? Whatever you want to do, this challenge is for you.

You don't have to be an expert runner/walker and you don't need to do it all at once! We want as many people to take part as possible. So if you're doing it on your own, or with friends (furry or otherwise) sign-up today and get involved.


Adopt an animal from us

Can you give one of our animals their forever home? Dogs, cats and small animals - take a look at who's waiting to meet you.

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Can you help us?

From donations to volunteering, we need help to care for the animals that are brought to us, for so many different reasons.

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About Us

We are primarily self-funding and the money we spend in York is raised in York and Harrogate and surrounding areas. Income is also generated by our charity shops in Goodramgate, York, Acomb and Selby.

Find out more

RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch

RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH

Telephone: 01904 654949Our reception area is only fully manned during our opening hours, as our staff are attending to animal welfare the rest of the time.


Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed to the public and all visits are by appointment only for potential adopters.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

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