|The Hotdog Princess, ready to run!|
|Greg, Spencer, and I enjoy the Pet Walk course along the Allegheny River.|
|Human and canine participants gathered at the Point State Park starting line.|
In the spirit of Pittsburgh spring sports, the family and I donned our favorite Pittsburgh Pirates gear as well as an assortment of accessories from our friends at the Animal Rescue League and their charity racing syndicate, Paws Over Pittsburgh. The Animal Rescue League not only cares for homeless dogs, cats, and domestic animals, but they also are the only shelter in Pittsburgh that rehabilitates wild animals and helps reintroduce them to their natural habitat. Needless to say, this family of animal lovers is always happy to support this worthy organization.
|Spencer models the Paws Over Pittsburgh bandana.|
|Dogs big and small enjoy a walk around Point State Park.|
|Pet walk participants traverse the fountain steps.|
The Pet Walk takes place immediately following the Pittsburgh Marathon's 5K race and Kid's Marathon, and shares the park with their finish line festivals. Purina Pro Plan was there with a ton of giveaways including the same freebie treats as they had at the expo. Spencer also got a tennis ball and frisbee from Petsmart while we collected handouts of coupons. One of the coolest festival activities was an agility course where pets and their owners could learn some agility basics from trainers and then test out a four-obstacle course.
|The weave poles proved to be Spencer's best event.|
|Not pictured - the other two obstacles as Spenny did not successfully complete them! He preferred to walk around them and find treats in the grass.|
|Throwback to Corgi Party 2013 at last year's inaugural Purina Pro Plan Pet Walk.|
|Spenny's final thought about this year's walk. So much fun, maximum Derp was achieved!|