April 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adults 21 and older are invited to the Pre-Boardwalkin’ for Pets Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, April 19th from 4-8 p.m. at Seacrets.  Advance tickets will be available for purchase at the WCHS Thrift Store on Sunset Ave. in West OC or by calling 443-235-5647.   Tickets will be $35 in advance or $40 at the door.  There will be heavyhors d’oeuvres and the band Side Project will be performing.  There will be some fabulous auction items to bid on ranging from $10 to $800.

Saturday, April 20th from 9 am-12pm, grab your best friend and head to the Boardwalk inlet for the 20th Annual Boardwalkin’ for Pets.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.  Raise money for the walk and receive prizes.  This is the perfect opportunity to create a team. There is a $25 minimum for individuals and for teams a $25 per team per member minimum.  To make it easier for individuals and teams to reach out for donations via email and social media, participants can sign up athttps://www.crowdrise.com/20thAnnualBoardwalkinforPets. Pledge/registration sheets can also be printed from the same website.  Prizes will be awarded to the highest pledge earners, top individual and team.  Enter contests and win prizes for largest dog, smallest dog, best dressed dog and best dog trick.  There will be refreshments provided by Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant and Layton’s Family Restaurant 16th Street.

For the out of town walkers, dog friendly hotels are available.  Contact Days Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Clarion, and Fenwick Inn.

Don’t have a dog to walk? “Adopt” a shelter dog for the event.  Arrangements must be made in advance by calling the shelter at 410-213-0146.  Please note there are a limited number of dogs that will be available from the shelter for the walk.

We don’t want to forget about our feline friends! Bring a photo of your cat to the walk with your contact information written on the back.  A special prize basket will be awarded to the “cutest cat”.  Photos will not be returned and become property of W.C.H.S.

“Boardwalkin’ for Pets is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” says Boardwalkin’ for Pets Chair, Heather Bahrami.  “It’s such a feel-good, family friendly event that brings animal lovers from near and far together to raise funds for the many cats and dogs who find their way to our no kill shelter.”

This event is rain or shine! Should you choose not to walk due to inclement weather, please mail your pledge sheet and donations to Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md 21811. Checks should be made payable to Worcester County Humane Society.

The Worcester County Humane Society located on 12330 Eagles Nest Road, Berlin, is a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter and operates mainly on donations.  Boardwalkin’ for Pets is the shelter’s largest fundraiser held every year.  All money raised is used to care for the many dogs and cats that call the shelter home.  In addition to providing everyday care, the animals also receive veterinary care which can be quite expensive.  The animals receive loving care until they are adopted into suitable homes.