Your dog deserves more than a walk around the block this weekend (just think about everything your pooch hasn’t destroyed or pooped on lately, because that takes serious self control). Take those doggies on an extra-special walk to support a good cause.
Saving Sunny’s Pack Walk — April 22
Iroquois Park | 1080 Amphitheater Road | Search Facebook | Donations accepted
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saving Sunny’s Pack Walk is a chance “for socialization, camaraderie and all around fun!” Saving Sunny, which “rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes pit bull terrier-like dogs,” will be accepting donations, but community building is the main goal of this walk. The walk begins by the Iroquois Amphitheater at 11:15 a.m., but be sure to get there early so your doge can get acquainted with new friends.
Tails on Trails — April 22
Jefferson Memorial Forest | 11311 Mitchell Hill Road | Search Facebook | Free | 6-7:30 p.m.
Looking to adopt a furry friend? Join Louisville Metro Animal Services for this hiking series, which allows you to walk an adoptable dog through the beautiful Jefferson Memorial Forest. To get started, meet with volunteers at the welcome center, or call the center ahead of time at 368-5404. Then, get ready to hike on an easy-to-moderate trail with a volunteer and an adoptable dog. Think about it as trail testing a dog before adopting it.
First Annual Paws with Purpose Walk — April 23
Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park
Cherokee Park Loop | pawswithpurpose.org | $25 | Registration at 1 p.m.; walk at 2 p.m.
This 2.5-mile walk through Cherokee Park is in support of Paws with Purpose. Paws with Purpose, which “provides highly skilled assistance dogs as partners to children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs.” Your registration fees will help this nonprofit on its mission of “matching dreams with companions!” —Staff