EATONTOWN, NJ – Join over 2,000 people and their pets as the Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) and Corporate Partner Red Bank Veterinary Hospital celebrate their 20th Anniversary Dog Walk & Pet Fair.  Grab your pooch and get ready to stroll on Saturday, October 5th from 10AM-3PM at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.

The MCSPCA is keeping the energy high with live music by The Wag, PAWsome beats by DJ DPN at the finish line, WOOFstock-themed fun for the whole family, shopping, food and refreshment for people & pets with over 75 Vendors, doggie demos, brand new contests, tons of prizes, and a huge 50/50 drawing.  Tickets for the 50/50 are currently available at all MCSPCA locations for only $10 each, with last year’s winner taking home over $15,000!

Register online at MCSPCADOGWALK.ORGand collect pledges from your friends and family for your chance to win brand new 20th Anniversary fundraising prizes: Dog Walk hats, pet portrait sessions, duffle bags, tie-dyed t-shirts, hoodies AND MORE!

Want to see YOUR DOG in the logo for next year’s Walk?  Collect the most pledges and your dog will be featured as 2014 Honorary Chairdog on t-shirts, brochures, flyers, banners and billboards throughout Monmouth County!

Those attending the event with a dog (walking or not) must collect or donate a minimum of $25 in pledges prior to the event, or pay a $30 admission fee at the door. 

This year the Walk will feature three contests for your dogs to compete in.  The highly anticipated Canine Costume Contest, a brand new Doggie Pie Eating Contest, and a heartwarming Inner Beauty Contest, where contestants are given one minute or less to describe how their dog has brought beauty into their life or the lives of others.  Have your tissues handy!

Don’t have a dog to take for a walk?  You can still join in on the fun!  You may even find your new BFF at the MCSPCA On-Site Adoption Center!  Walk as little or as much as you’d like.  It’s not about the miles you log, but the impact you’ll have on the lives of thousands of homeless animals throughout Monmouth County. 

“This year the MCSPCA’s Eatontown location will be open for cat-only adoptions with special adoption promotions, since all of our dogs will be hitting the runway in our adoptables parade,” explainedJerry Rosenthal, MCSPCA President and CEO.  “The annual event is our largest fundraiser every year, 2012 saw over 2,000 people and their pets in attendance and raised more than $130,000 for the animals in our care.” 

“None of the success of this event would be possible without the generous support of our community and Sponsors.  Red Bank Veterinary Hospital signed on as our Corporate Partner over ten years ago and always do a tremendous job helping us spread the word and raise excitement about the event,” noted Stephanie Attaway, MCSPCA Development Coordinator.

Other Sponsors include Diamond Paw Sponsors Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital and Chris and Laura Nalbandian *check to see if he wants to be featured and Media Paw Sponsors the Asbury Park Press.  Platinum Paw Sponsors include several local animal loving businesses:  33 East Car Wash, Barnside Veterinary Hospital, Canine Company, Sea Girt & Middletown Animal Hospital, United Teletech and When Doody Calls, as well as Gold Paw Sponsor World Subaru.  There is still time to sign on as a Sponsor or Vendor for the MCSPCA’s largest fundraising event of the year! For more information about the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 732.440.1558 or visit MCSPCADOGWALK.ORG.

The Monmouth County SPCA Homeward Bound Adoption Center is located at 260 Wall Street, Eatontown or at the Freehold Raceway Mall (lower level outside of Sears).  For more information, call 732.542.0040 or visit MONMOUTHCOUNTYSPCA.ORG.