Doggie Dash & Dawdle is Animal Humane’s signature event and largest fundraiser. Recognized as Albuquerque’s must-attend pet owner event, Doggie Dash attracts more than 4,500 attendees each year.

When: 8 am – 2 pm on Sunday, November 4 

Where: Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway 

Why: Proceeds from Doggie Dash & Dawdle benefit the cats and dogs in Animal Humane’s loving care and our community programs. It’s not just about dogs! Event proceeds also support our cats and cat programs too!

More Info:

Registration will begin soon for the 36th Annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle – New Mexico’s biggest party for pets…and people!

Sponsor & Vendor Opportunities

Doggie Dash provides your business with a unique opportunity to support homeless pets in our community while receiving valuable exposure to thousands of potential new customers.

View pictures from our 2015 event on our Facebook & Flickr pages.

Every year, Doggie Dash & Dawdle receives the help of hundreds of volunteers. If your group is interested in being a part of this event, please contact Jessica Langer, our Volunteer Manager.

Raise Funds for Pets

Form a Team; learn more in our Team Packet

How to Raise $125 – Coming Soon

Earn Fundraising Prizes – Coming Soon

Race Results


Doggie Dash 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Balloon Fiesta Park

  • help Liberty reach her Doggie Dash & Dawdle fundraising goal!

    Make a one-time donation: Submit because pets make everything better Imagine a picture perfect autumn day in New Mexico. What could make that picture better? Dogs, of course! Every November thousands of dogs and dog lovers come together to celebrate at New Mexico’s biggest party for pets & people. As Animal Humane’s largest fundraiser, Doggie Dash & Dawdle has honored the unique bond between pets & people for the last 35 years! From medical treatment to behavioral support your gift will ensure that homeless pets, like Liberty,  have access to the vital resources and support services they need to live happy, healthy lives. Your compassionate giving also extends beyond our shelter walls and into your local community. Your generosity supports our humane education and outreach efforts, and ensures that at-risk pets have access to needed services—such as our Pet Food Bank, low-cost community Pet Health Fairs and quality medical care at our Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinc. Please make a gift today! It will not only help up us reach our $300,000 fundraising goal, it will also allow thousands of homeless and at-risk pets to find joy, adventure and purpose with a new best friend!
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