Event Information

Grrr-ab your leashes and your four-legged best friend! The 19th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk steps off Sunday, September 24th at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl. Join thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions for a fun-filled community dog walk and fundraiser.

Our goal this year is to raise $300,000 to help provide shelter, food, veterinary care and much more to the thousands of animals--domestic, exotic, wildlife and livestock--cared for every year at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. 

For 2016 event photos click here

If you have questions or need assistance on Walk Day, ask our volunteers. Just look for anyone wearing a bright blue name badge with the letter "V".


Sunday, September 24, 2017


8:00 am: Registration and Family Festival open
9:00 am: Walk begins


Brookside Park
Pasadena, CA 91103




Parking is FREE and is available in Lot I near entrance to Brookside Park. Overflow parking is available in Lot J West. The good people at AA Valet will be there to direct you along with our own volunteers. 

To view or download a PDF of the Parking Map, click here.

The Walk

Updated 2017 route map

Beginning at 9:00 am, the 3-mile walk will take place around the Rose Bowl Loop or you may opt for the 1-mile route around Rose Bowl Area H. The start line is at the main entrance to Brookside Park.

The Walk will be led by the pace car, followed by the PHS shelter dogs, followed by our Top Team, Top Fundraiser, and Top Donor. General participants may begin lining up behind the cones at 8:50 am. There will be water available for you and your dog but you should consider bringing your own water as temperatures may rise throughout the event.


$20 = Early Bird Registration (before September 11)

$25 = General Registration (September 11 to September 24)

Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 23

Day-of registration begins at 8:00 am at the event

Everyone who registers receives a t-shirt, participant bib, and bandanna (while supplies last). 

Wiggle Waggle Walk and Family Festival 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

It's a day of fun for the whole family with festivities including contests, demonstrations, vendor booths, food trucks, entertainment, team photos and much more!  Download the event schedule.

We're excited to announce that joining us this year as host and emcee will be KTLA Channel 5 anchor/reporter Lu Parker.

Lu Parker

Lu Parker

An Emmy winning journalist, Lu has worked in the television news business for more than two decades. She is also a former Miss USA, author, and animal advocate. In 2010, she created the Lu Parker Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless animals and at-risk teenagers through community projects and education.

Lu lives in Los Angeles with her cat Boogie and dog Monkey. Lu rescued Monkey 10 years ago after he was pulled from the medical lab at South Los Angeles Animal Shelter.  Together they have helped to raise thousands of dollars for other dogs and cats in need of medical care or looking for a new forever home.  

Carolyn Hennesy

Carolyn Hennesy

Also joining us to help get the party started will be actress Carolyn Hennesy, known for her roles on “True Blood”, “Cougar Town”, “General Hospital”, and “Jessie”, and in the movies “Click”, “Legally Blonde 2” and “Terminator 3”.

When not on set, the Los Angeles native authors the popular Pandora children’s book series and lends her time and talent to a number of causes, chief of which is animal rescue. A wildlife conservationist and zoo animal welfarist, Hennesy produces and hosts Animal Magnetism, a radio program featuring zoo professionals that focuses on welfare and conservation issues. In 2016, she was named an American Humane Association celebrity ambassador.

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Visit vendor and sponsor booths for free giveaways, activities, and merchandise. For a list of participating vendors, please visit the Vendor section of the website. Or click here for our vendor and activities map. 
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm: VIP Lounge with complimentary breakfast goodies, beverages, and giveaways for those who have reached VIP Status for the event (raised $500+)

  • NEW! Share photos of the Walk at our five "Selfie Stops." Then show your pictures at our Information Booth for a special gift! 

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am: Event Registration / VIP Check In / Donation Drop Off / Prize Pick Up (Registration Area. After 10:00 a.m. donations may be dropped off at the Wiggle Waggle Wagon) 

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Canine Couture Costume Contest Sign Up (Contest Booth at Stage Area)

  • 8:00 am. - 10:00 am: Open Agility with PHS Behavior Staff (Agility Area)

  • NEW! 8:25 am to 8:40 am: School of Rock performance (Stage)

  • 8:40 am to 8:50 am: Opening Ceremonies (Stage)

  • 8:50 am to 9:00 am: Walk Line Up (PHS Shelter Dogs, Top Team, Top Fundraiser, Top Donor, T-shirt Design Winner, all other Walkers)
  • 9:00 am: WALK BEGINS! (Start Line) 

  • 9:30 am to 11:30 am: Team Photos (Booth #22)

  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am: School of Rock performance (Stage) 

  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am: Pasadena Police K9 Demonstration (Demonstration Area)

  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am: Canine Couture Costume Contest (Stage)

  • 10:30 am - 10:45 am: Shelter Dog Showcase (Stage)

  • 10:50 am: Canine Couture Costume Contest Winner Announced (Stage)

  • NEW! 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Disc Dogs in Southern California Demonstration (Registration Area)

  • 12:00 pm: Event festivities conclude

While at the Walk, don't forget to: 

  • Stop by our Kids for Animals booth (#15) where kids 18 and under can learn how they can help the animals at PHS through service projects, donation drives, and volunteering at the shelter. 

  • Sign up for the Canine Couture Costume Contest from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Contest Booth next to the stage. The contest starts on stage at 10:15 am. when our judges will cast their ballot for the most creative and chic doggie duds. The winner will receive bragging rights and an exciting prize package.
  • Stop by the Pasadena Humane Society's new Wiggle Waggle Wagon to visit loveable pups ready to find their forever homes.

  • Enjoy some tasty snacks from our food trucks (all with vegetarian options)

Reasons to Love PHS


Our adoption counselors help homeless animals find caring homes.


We offer a low cost spay/neuter clinic to help control pet overpopulation.


We educate our community in proper pet care and humane treatment of animals.

Pet Services

We offer boarding, pet supplies, training classes, licensing and behavior advice.


We rehabilitate wildlife and educate residents on how to humanely co-exist with urban wildlife.