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Helping us

Walkies

BadgerooWoof! Listen up good boys and girls this fundraising challenge is just for you.

Tired of your owner sitting in your favourite spot on the couch all day? Wondering if they'll ever go back to work? Well grab your lead and tell your owner to get off their tail becuase it's time for walkies! 

Every penny raised will go towards helping all the good boys and girls at the York Animal Home find their forever homes

There are 4 walking challenges designed for dogs (and owners) of all abilities:

  • 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 a 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.

How do I take part?

  1. Convince your owner that it's time for Walkies.
  2. Pick the challenge you want to try and complete.
  3. Sign-up below and get your owner to pay your £10 entry fee (unless you're one of those celebrity dogs who can pay for themselves)
  4. Set up your fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Mar-WOOF-on and clicking the orange "start fundraising" button. Use your name and your picture to show everyone what a good boy or girl you are.
  5. Get your owner to ask their friends and family for sponsorship (or your celebrity dog friends)
  6. Grab your lead and get walking.
  7. Keep me and your other dog friends updated. Tag the RSPCA York on social media and be sure to use #YorkWalkies.
  8. When youve finished don't forget to celebrate, grab yourself a treat and maybe your favourite chew toy.
  9. Put your paws up, relax and enjoy the feeling of being the goodest knowing you've helped other good boys and girls across York and Harrogate find their forever home.
  10. Wait for the postman becuase I'll be sending you a special treat for finishing.

How to track your distance:

There are lots of ways to keep a track of your distance. It can be as simple as planning a set route and getting your owner to keep track of your distance manually. You can also use your favourite fitness apps and trackers.

If your owner is feeling fancy you can get them to track your progress through Strava:

  1. Download the Strava App and set up a profile. 
  2. Join our running club - https://www.strava.com/clubs/RSPCAYorkHome
  3. Then connect your Strava profile to your justgiving - https://help.justgiving.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007215857-Connecting-your-Fundraising-Page-to-Strava

If you want to be included on our weekly goodest-board, get your owner to email fundraising@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk with your progress every Friday.

**REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THE MOST UP TO DATE GUIDANCE ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DO NOT EXERCISE WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD, UNLESS ADVISED OTHERWISE. Visit UK Athletics for the most up to date information. 

IF YOU ARE EXERCISING WITH YOUR DOG MAKE SURE THEY DON'T GET TOO HOT, HAVE PLENTY TO DRINK AND CHECK THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE BEFORE SETTING OFF** Check out this guide for advice on keeping your dogs cool during the summer

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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.

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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.

Email: reception@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk

Opening times:
Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed all day Thursday. The York Animal Home is also closed on the first Thursday of every month for staff training.

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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