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Walk, Wiggle, Wag & Run

About Walk, Wiggle, Wag & Run

Walk, Wiggle, Wag & Run is the Cape Coral Animal Shelter’s premier family and pet-friendly event! Together, we will raise vital funds to help the homeless and neglected animals in our care and find them future loving and forever homes.

The Walk, Wiggle, Wag & Run event is both a fun walk around our shelter and a 5K timed run. There will be music, food trucks, vendor marketplace, pet costume contest, and fabulous giveaways including an event shirt!

Participants will enlist family and friends, form a
pack/team, create a fundraising page, and compete to become a top fundraiser and win great prizes!

5K Runners:

-Prizes for top placements in age groups

-Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place dogs in the 5k race

-Commemorative medals for all runners


-Prizes for top team fundraisers

Stay tuned!  Registration will open mid-February!


Saturday, April 15, 2023


Run starts at 8am
Walk starts at 11am


Cape Coral Animal Shelter
325 SW 2nd Ave



Event Details

You can decide to register as an individual walker, or you can invite friends and family and create a Pack (team). Read the descriptions below to help you choose which will be right for you.

Individual Walker
An Individual Walker is a person who will be fundraising for the animals solo. There is no minimum requirements or registration fee, but we do ask that you set your goals high. You will be eligible to earn incentives at different levels, so ask everyone you know to donate to your Personal Campaign page which you can set up after you register.

Packs are two or more people who raise money together and walk together! You are considered an official Pack when your fundraising reaches $1,500 collectively, but don’t stop there! The more you raise the more prizes you receive. You’ll also be eligible for special “Pack Perks”. Each Pack will select a Pack Leader to help keep them on track with their goals as well as handle any paperwork needed. It’s fun and easy and we are always here to help. Packs have fun planning events and fundraising together or separately. When you reach Pack Status you’ll also be eligible for a Pack photo at the Walk and prizes! 

Who can walk?
Anyone and everyone, especially your four-legged friends! Encourage your co-workers, family, friends and neighbors to register for the Walk, Wiggle & Wag for the Animals and help raise money for all the animals at the Cape Coral Animal Shelter!

Additional Event Activities

Even if you decide not to walk, these event activities are open and free to the public.

-Live entertainment by Mike “Not Just Another DJ” Bollea
-Tours of the shelter: beginning at 11:30am
-Cuddle with the shelter cats: beginning at 11:30am
-Lee County Sheriff’s Office / Cape Coral Police Department K9 Demonstration: 1:00pm

Vendor Village (located in front of the shelter) – Opens at 10am

-239 Life
-Ask The Dog Trainer – Louise Hebert
-Bark Until Heard Book Signing
-Color Street Stylist – Tracy Halloran Scott
-Coyote Kid Creations
-Crunch Fitness
-Fat Beard’s Street Meat
-Forever Grounded Coffee
-Lila’s Crafts
-Mary Kay Beauty Products
-Monika’s Homemade
-Nikki’s Tea Parties 
-Pawty Express
-Pet Supermarket
-Pure Flow Essentials
-Pure Haven
-Rita’s Ice
-Spellbound Mystics
-Spelltacular Sweets
-The K-9 Kitchen
-Wild About Popcorn

Check Out The Action From Past Events!

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!