Dog Days

The Vanderburgh Humane Society is encouraging pet owners to spend their Saturday, Sept. 12, walking their furry friends while raising money to help others. The Fido Walk is a 1-mile pledge walk, where guests can walk their own dog or walk a shelter dog. Visitors also can create a fundraising team with family and friends.

“It is one of the community’s only dog friendly events where residents can bring their animals,” says Amanda Coburn, special events and media coordinator. “It continues to raise money for VHS, which serves 10,000 animals each year for Vanderburgh and surrounding counties.”

This year the Fido Fun Fest is especially exciting, says Coburn. Along with the inflatables, food, vendors, and doggie and kiddie games, the event features new entertainment and the Fido 2K Fetch, where guests have a chance at winning $500. The Fido 2K Fetch is a game of fetch, where Fido, a dog, chooses the tennis ball with the lucky winner’s name. Then, don’t miss an action-packed performance by the Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show, sponsored by the Pet Food Center, which is a choreographed production with thrilling tricks.

The Fido Walk and Fun Fest, sponsored by Romain Subaru, begins at noon on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive. The fun fest is free and lasts until 5 p.m. Those attending can register for the walk for $25 and the Fido 2K Fetch for $10 on

For more information about the Fido Walk and Fun Fest, call 812-426-2563, ext. 218 or visit

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