Welcome to Harbor Hounds
Harbor Hounds is a Charity Dog Walk held in downtown Gig Harbor along the spectacular waterfront. Event sponsors set up booths to display and/or sell their products and services between two end-point locations: Skansie Park and Donkey Creek Park. Registered Dog Walkers walk with their best friend(s) between these two locations, at their leisure, visiting booths, making friends and getting Raffle Cards stamped by the participating sponsors for a chance to win spectacular Harbor Hounds prize packages (to be announced soon). Food vendors and entertainment are provided throughout the day. And, we have plenty of sponsor provided watering holes along the way. The day ends with a number of fun contests for you to show off your dog. Categories include: Best Tricks, Best Kisser (the dog), Best Tail Wagger, Best Dressed, and our fun musical Sit and Stay contest.
To register, click on the "Registration" tab in the menu on the left-hand side of this page. You will register yourself as a Dog Walker and choose a team name for you and your dog. Once you have completed the Registration Process, a Team Page will be provided whereby your friends and family can make pledges in support of you and your hound in this event. (Pledges are not required for participation.) The Top 5 teams, in terms of total pledges received, will receive fantastic prizes. (See our Prizes page for more information.)
All proceeds from Harbor Hounds Sponsors, Registration and Pledges go directly to The Prison Pet Partnership, Local Gig Harbor Charities and International Projects supported through the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor, Midday.
Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. Please visit the "Sponsor Our Event" tab for more information.
Follow us on Facebook while you wait for the walk to get here. We welcome your friendship and pictures of your Harbor Hounds throughout the year.
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 - HARBOR HOUNDS DAY
|8:00 am||Sponsor Set-up Starts|
|9:00 am||Registration Opens at Skansie Brothers and Donkey Creek Parks|
|10:00 am||Harbor Hounds Begins / Sponsor Booths Open|
National Anthem Presentation at both locations:
Anikka Abbott @ Skansie Brothers Park
Claire Flemming @ Donkey Creek Park
|10:00 am - 3:00 pm||Walk at your leisure Between Skansie Brothers and Donkey Creek Parks|
|10:00 am - 3:00 pm||
Children's Bounce House - Donkey Creek Park
Children's Face Painting Mamma - Donkey Creek Park
|10:00 am - 10:45 am||Carmen McGowan - Dog Training Demonstration - Skansie Brothers Park|
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||Jeanne Hampl - Dog Training Demonstration - Skansie Brothers Park|
|12:45 pm - 1:45 pm||Sweet Mary - Folk Music - Donkey Creek Park|
|1:15 pm - 2:00 pm||Michelle Voss - Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Dog Show Demonstration|
|2:00 pm||Dog Contests at Skansie Brothers Park (Sign up for Contests at Registration Booth)|
|2:00 pm||Registration Closes|
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Maddy Dullum - Pop Music Performance - Donkey Creek Park|
|3:01 pm||Start planning for Harbor Hounds 2017!|