(City of Pocatello Press Release, March 28, 2023)

Registration is now open for the 26th Annual “Run with the Big Dogs” event scheduled for Saturday, April 15, at 9 a.m. at Lower Ross Park. The event from The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter features a 2k walk/run, and a 5k run. Adult registration (13 or older) costs $45 per participant while children’s registration (12 and under) is $30 per participant. Register before April 8, using promo code RWTBD26 and get a Run with the Big Dogs T-shirt and a “doggy bag” full of freebies.

“This is such a great event! We love seeing all the dogs and people out and about,” said Chris Abbott, Pocatello Animal Services Director. “A big thank you to all of our participants, sponsors, and The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter who continue to make this event a success every year.”

Interested participants can register for the race here or in person at the Pocatello Animal Shelter, 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs. Dogs who participate receive a bandana (while supplies last). All registrants are also entered into a prize drawing (must be present to win). The day includes vendors, a silent auction, splash pools for the dogs, and refreshments for participants and their dog.



Proceeds from the Run with the Big Dogs help to support the adoption of animals at the shelter.

To register visit pocatelloshelterfriends.org/run-with-the-big-dogs. For more information on Pocatello Animal Services and to view adoptable pets, visit pocatello.gov/animal or like the department’s page on Facebook at facebook.com/PocatelloAnimalServices.

Lower Ross Park is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@pocatello.gov, 208.234.6248, or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.


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