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Pooch Parade

Did you know that many times victims of domestic violence and sexual assault will not leave an abusive relationship out of fear for what might happen to their pet? 

Wellspring’s Safe Pet Partnership Program can help! Our Safe Pet Program assists victims by providing safe, temporary placement of family pets through a network of volunteer foster families. These volunteer families provide pets with a loving home while our clients move to safety. Once that is achieved, our clients and their pets are reunited! 

Pooch Parade is an annual event that helps raise awareness and funds for our Safe Pet Partnership program (read more about this program here.) 

And this year instead of parading around Congress Park we are inviting you to parade around the safety of your own home, neighborhood, or nearby park! 

How this year’s virtual Pooch Parade will work:

1. Complete the form below to register online. Please choose whatever donation level best fits you! All donations made during registration directly benefit Wellspring’s programs and services (you can also register by mailing a check made out to Wellspring.) Make sure to include your mailing address so we can send you a Wellspring sign for your Pooch Parade photo opps!

2. In preparation for the walk, once your sign arrives, take a photo with your pup and Wellspring sign and post in the discussion section of the Pooch Parade Facebook event by clicking here so we can all share in your excitement! (No Facebook? No problem! Email your photo to Development@WellspringCares.org and we will share on your behalf!) 

3. Plan a time to walk with your pup sometime on October 16, 17, or 18!

4. Take a pic of you, your pup, and your family while walking on the 16, 17, or 18 and share it with us! You can post your photo in the Pooch Parade Facebook event, email your photo to Development@WellspringCares.org, or post on your Facebook page and tag @WellspringCares .. thanks for helping to make this year’s event a success!


Did you know that Wellspring’s Safe Pet Program is for more than just pups? Our volunteer families have fostered dogs, cats, fish, birds, hamsters .. you name it we can help! If you don’t have a pup but would still like to participate please do,  we would love to have you join us .. simply follow the same steps listed above!


If you prefer to donate by check instead, please make out to Wellspring and mail to:

Wellspring 480 Broadway LL 20 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Thank you!

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