DOG WALK FAQs

TOP FUNDRAISING PRIZES

The top team who raises the most will receive prizes valued at over $1,000!

The top three individuals who raise the most will also receive prizes.

  • 1st place individual will receive prizes valued at over $2,500
  • 2nd place individual will receive prizes valued at over $1,000
  • 3rd place individual will receive prizes valued at over $500

Winners will be posted on the homepage of the dog walk site on April 27th.


THE DAY OF THE WALK

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed at the Walk? Yes! Even wagons for little ones (both two and four legged) are welcome.

Are bikes, rollerblades, scooters or skateboards allowed at the Walk? For everyone's safety, we cannot allow any of these items.

If I don't pick up my T-Shirt at the event, can I get one mailed to me? In order to reduce costs, ensuring that more dollars are directed to the mission of the Monmouth County SPCA, T-Shirts will be available on Walk day only and not mailed to participants who are unable to attend the event. Please call or email to arrange for pick up if you cannot attend.

What happens if it rains on the day of the Walk? Raining cats and dogs? A rain date is scheduled for the following day, Sunday, April 28th, from 10 AM - 3 PM at Brookdale Community College. Please check our Dog Walk website and social media for updates or you can call 732-440-1548 and listen to an automated message.

What is the Walk route like? The routes are paved walking paths.

How far do I have to walk? There are 2 walk routes. One is approximately ½ mile and the other is approximately 1 mile. Water stations will be set up on both routes. Walk as little or as much as you would like! It's not about how many miles you log, but the impact you will have on the lives of thousands of homeless of homeless animals throughout Monmouth County.

Can I bring my dog? All dogs who follow the rules are welcome!

Your dog MUST:

  1. Wear a current rabies tag, license or have proof of rabies vaccinations with you on the day of the Walk or you will not be permitted to participate.
  2. Have current vaccinations.
  3. Be on a leash and wear their Dog Walk Bandana for the duration of the event.
  4. NOT be aggressive to people or other dogs.
  5. NOT be a female in heat.
  6. Please: Be courteous, responsible and scoop up after your pet. Poop bags are provided to every participant.
  7. Use good judgment regarding the temperament of your pet so the event will be enjoyable for everyone.
  8. Walk the course with your dog only if both of you are conditioned for it.
  9. No retractable leashes or leashes over 6 feet, please!

Will there be food? Food and beverages for both people AND their pets will be available for purchase throughout the venue. I am part of a Team.

Where do I check in? It is best if your Team picks a time and location to meet. The Team Captain can then check the entire Team in at registration.

Can I register on the day of the Walk? Yes, you may register on the day of the event. You will be able to start your Walk more quickly if you pre-register. 


DONATIONS

Do I have to send in my donations? Can I bring them with me to the Walk? While you can always bring your donations to the Walk, it is preferable that you mail them in as soon as you can to: MCSPCA Dog Walk 260 Wall Street Eatontown, NJ 07724 In order to qualify for Top Fundraising prizes, donations must be received no later than noon on Friday, April 27th.

What if people want to give me cash? If you are able, the safest option is to send a personal check covering the full amount, along with the corresponding donation forms. We will be able to credit your friends and family for their generosity. If this is not possible, you can also always bring the cash donations and appropriate donation forms to the Walk.

What if my donors don't want to donate online? You can always have your donors mail their donations to MCSPCA Dog Walk, 260 Wall Street Eatontown, NJ 07724. Please have them submit a pledge form (located in Fundraising Tools & Forms in the navigation bar) with their checks so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts. Donors can also call our MCSPCA Dog Walk Coordinator at 732-440-1548 with their credit card information.

Do I have to fill out one donation form for each check? Yes. This is the only fail-safe way to ensure that you receive the credit you deserve for all your fundraising efforts.

How long will it take before the checks I mailed show up on my page? Please allow one week for your donations to be deposited, processed and posted to your web page. 

Can I continue to collect donations after the Walk? Absolutely! Please mail donations with the appropriate donation forms to: MCSPCA Dog Walk, 260 Wall Street Eatontown, NJ 07724

Will the money turned in at the Walk show up on my web page and my donation report? Yes! If the corresponding donation forms were filled out and submitted along with your donations at the Walk, your fundraising efforts will be reflected on your web page and donation report within three weeks of the event.

Are donations tax-deductible? Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Monmouth County SPCA is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our tax ID number is 21-0679893.

Who should checks be made payable to? Please ask your supporters to make checks payable to MCSPCA Dog Walk.

How do I find out if I am one of the Top 3 Fundraisers or Team members? Once all eligible pledges have been counted, the Top 3 Fundraisers and Top Team will be posted on the 2018 Dog Walk homepage no later than 5PM the day before the walk. The dog who collects the most pledges will be crowned 2019 Honorary Chairdog, and be featured in the logo for next year's Dog Walk!

Can ALL of my dogs be crowned as 2019 Honorary Chairdogs if I am the Top Fundraiser? Due to logo and promotional material size constraints, the MCSPCA is only able to feature ONE dog as Honorary Chairdog each year. We understand that this may be a difficult decision for many participants, but we sincerely appreciate your consideration. Best of luck to everyone!


MATCHING GIFTS 

I think my company matches, how do I get this started? Every company handles its own matching gift program differently. Please contact your company's Human Resource department for instruction on how to double your fundraising efforts through matching gifts.

Where do I send my matching gift form? You can send your matching gift form to: MCSPCA Dog Walk, 260 Wall Street Eatontown, NJ 07724

I submitted a form for matching gifts but do not see the donation on my page, where is it? We cannot post a matching gift until the corporation involved approves it. Unfortunately, corporations match gifts on a different timetable during the year. If you have questions regarding your matching gift, please contact your company to see if the donation has indeed been matched. If it has, please contact us via e-mail at jaimee@monmouthcountyspca.org and we will do everything we can to ensure that the donation appears on your page.


SPONSORSHIPS

Are Dog Walk sponsorship tax-deductible? Funds given in exchange for sponsorship deliverables can be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your company's accounting and tax experts to get an accurate description of what can be declared charitable and what is a business expense. Monmouth County SPCA is a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization. Tax ID Number: 21-0679893

My business is interested in taking a sponsorship, who do I contact? Please contact events@monmouthcountyspca.org or call 732-440-1548.