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World’s Largest Pet Walk

Stride together, thrive together! Join the World's Largest Pet Walk and experience fun, fitness, and furry friends in this amazing annual event!
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Get ready to walk, wag, and waggle on the fourth Saturday of September as we celebrate the World's Largest Pet Walk! Forget Oktoberfest, this fundraising event is all about spectacular September strolls with our beloved four-legged friends. Launched by the nation's largest pet insurer, the World's Largest Pet Walk has grown into a global phenomenon, bringing together families, friends and their furry companions to not only strengthen the bond they share but also to advocate for improved pet health worldwide. What better reason to slip on your walking shoes! Lots of laughter, fresh air, exercise, and of course, endless tail wagging await. It’s time to 'paws' our busy lives and stride along with thousands of other pets and their owners in the biggest pet-centric event of the year. Get ready to lead the pack!

History of World’s Largest Pet Walk

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Petplan Launches</div><div class='timeline-text'>Petplan, which would later lead the World's Largest Pet Walk, was founded, starting a revolution in pet health insurance in North America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Mass Pet Walk Event</div><div class='timeline-text'>Petplan organizes its first mass pet walk event, aimed at encouraging exercise and healthy living for pets and their owners.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The pet walk event continues to grow, attracting more participants each year and leading to increasing mainstream attention.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Largest Pet Walk</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World's Largest Pet Walk is officially launched, raising funds for various animal welfare organizations and promoting pet health.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Achievement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World's Largest Pet Walk attracts international participants, signifying its status as a global event promoting animal health and welfare.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>A Virtual Milestone</div><div class='timeline-text'>Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the World's Largest Pet Walk goes virtual for the first time, maintaining the spirit of the event with remote participation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World’s Largest Pet Walk

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a neighborhood pet walk</h3><p class='facts-text'>Foster the community spirit by organizing a neighborhood pet walk. It doesn’t just have to be dogs, it’s a walk for pets, so cats, bunnies, or even parrots can participate too! Make sure to follow safety measures and pick a suitable path for all animals.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Theme your walk</h3><p class='facts-text'>Spice up your pet walk by adding a fun and engaging theme! You could have everyone in superhero costumes or fairy-tale characters. Let your imaginations run wild, it will make for some memorable pictures!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donate to Animal Charities</h3><p class='facts-text'>In the spirit of the day, consider donating to an animal charity. This could either be a cash donation, or items from the charity's wishlist such as food and toys. Encourage others to do the same and post about your donations on social media to increase the reach.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Have a Pet Picnic</h3><p class='facts-text'>Following your walk, host a pet picnic in a local park. Remember to pack treats for humans and pets alike, while ensuring all food is safe for the animals present. This will allow you to rest up after your walk and socialize with other pet owners.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a map of your walk</h3><p class='facts-text'>Before the big day, create a map of your planned walking route to share with participants. This could be as simple as a hand-drawn map or as fancy as a custom Google map. Make sure to highlight important points along the way such as water stations, pet-friendly restaurants, and parks.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World’s Largest Pet Walk

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes Health and Wellness for Pets and Owners</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World's Largest Pet Walk event encourages physical activity both for pets and their owners. The walk not only helps keep pets healthy and active, but it also allows owners to enjoy some outdoor exercises, promoting wellness for all participants.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Strengthens Bond Between Pets and Owners</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The event helps strengthen the bond between pets and their owners. As they join hands (and paws!) to participate in the world's largest pet walk, they spend quality time together, enjoy each other's company and create beautiful memories, bringing them closer than ever.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Supports Animal Charities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The World's Largest Pet Walk is not just a fun event but also one with a noble cause. It encourages participants to donate to animal charities. This act of kindness goes a long way in supporting these organizations' efforts to provide homes, safety, and care for animals in need.</p></div></div>

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World’s Largest Pet Walk Dates

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2023

Sep 23

Saturday

2024

Sep 28

Saturday

2025

Sep 27

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2026

Sep 26

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2027

Sep 25

Saturday

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