Running with the Dogs 5K Race/3K Walk

Northwoods Community Church
Host Organization
PAWS Giving Independence

Running with the Dogs is an annual fundraiser hosted by Paws Giving Independence.  This 5k run/3k walk is our biggest fundraiser. The funds that we raise through this event will help us continue to place service dogs free of charge each year.

We will have vendors and sponsors present who support us through the year. Donations and funds are put towards the vet bills to ensure the health of our dogs, equipment for adequate handling like vests and harnesses, and any other expenses incurred throughout the training process. PGI places each of our dogs without costs to the recipient families. Your participation and donation to the Running with the Dogs event will help us achieve this ongoing goal.

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