Dog Walk for a Cause – African Painted Dogs

Saturday November 24th

9am to 12:30pm

Lake Poway, San Diego, California

Bring your dog out for a walk along the coast and raise funds for African Painted Dogs (aka Wild Dogs), an endangered canine species in Africa!

Early Registration: $25

(purchase by Nov 22nd)

Standard Registration: $30

(tickets purchased on November 23rd or day of event)

Buy your tickets here!

Includes – Event parking, GCF Drawstring backpack, custom GCF wildlife bandana for your pup & sponsored dog goodie bag.

There will be a raffle. Receive 1 free ticket per donated item you bring from our wishlist!

African Painted Dogs are a unique predator that ranges most of the continent of Africa. One of two diurnal predators in Africa they are more at risk of extinction than the big cats of Africa. There are less than 6,600 African Painted Dogs left. Loss of habitat, human/wildlife conflict, accidental snaring and domestic pet diseases have taken a toll on their populations. Luckily there are many ways we can help tackle these problems and we’ve already done head into the fight to protect them. We are starting to setup group snare removal programs in areas that rangers don’t patrol, free vaccine clinics for local communities who have cats and dogs where they overlap with African Painted Dogs, and community conservation projects with education outreach to help locals understand how unique these rare canines are. We are hoping to build community schools in some of the most rural areas of Africa to better support education outreach for all of the species we fight to keep safe.

Interested in being a sponsor for this event or know someone who is? Contact our Painted Dog Conservation Coordinator Weston Popichak, at, to learn more about our sponsorship tiers and donation needs!


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