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Pasadena Humane’s Annual Walk & Run Sunday Morning Marks 25 Years of Wiggles, Wags, and Helping Paws

Published on Apr 2, 2023

It’s a beautiful spring morning at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl, and the air is filled with excitement and anticipation. Hundreds of people and their furry friends are gathered, all for a great cause: to support Pasadena Humane’s programs that help animals in need. It’s the 25th anniversary of the Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run.

This year’s event is particularly special, as it marks the first time the Wiggle Waggle will be held in the spring. Leashed dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join in the fun (their peeps can come, too), whether they prefer to walk or run one mile or five. 

For those who can’t attend in person, there’s even a virtual option.

Since its inception in 1998, the Wiggle Waggle has been a staple of the Pasadena community, bringing together animal lovers from all over the city to raise money for Pasadena Humane’s programs, which include an animal ICU, spay/neuter, foster care, a pet food bank, and the Helping Paws pet owner assistance program. Over the years, the event has raised over $5 million, making a significant impact on the lives of countless animals and their owners.

“We are thrilled for the Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run to return to Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl once again,” Dia DuVernet, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane, told KNBC-TV News. “It’s awe-inspiring to think about the life-saving impact this event has had over the last 25 years. It’s a beautiful testament to our community!”

The morning is filled with activities for all ages, including photo opportunities with furry friends, food trucks serving up delicious treats, and music to keep the energy high. Participants can feel good knowing that every step they take is helping animals in need, and every dollar raised goes directly to support Pasadena Humane’s programs.

This year’s goal is to raise $175,000, and with the support of the community, Pasadena Humane is confident they can reach it. Registration is open now, so gather your furry friends and come out for a morning of wiggles, wags, and helping paws. 

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