Welcome to the Helping Paws event page. Here you will find the latest things happening at Helping Paws. Click the the different events below to get more specific information about the events. If you have questions about events please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Paws Virtual 5K for Service Dogs:
Helping Paws Virtual 5K for Service Dogs:
Run, Walk or Roll
Time to Get Moving!
The Helping Paws Virtual 5K for Service Dogs: Run, Walk or Roll is a virtual fundraiser to get us up and moving for a great cause! We had so much fun last year we are doing it again. This year participants are encouraged to run, walk, or roll as a team! Grab a group of friends, your co-workers or maybe your family to create a team. You can then pick any day from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22 to complete the 5K (3.1 miles). Choose the route that works best for you. Your favorite park, around your neighborhood, even a treadmill! No matter where you live, you can participate and support this great cause!
Dates: Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22. You can avoid bad weather and pick the best day of the week in your area to walk.
Location: Wherever it works best for you, it’s virtual. Anyone can participate anywhere in the world!
With or Without a Dog: Participate with or without a dog!
Prizes: Yes, we have daily prizes for participating, but not for fastest times. We are not keeping track of times. We will be drawing two (2) daily winners. Details on how this works below.
Spread the Word! Post a picture of you, or your dog, or you and your dog before, during or after your walk. Use the hashtag #HP5K2022 to post to Facebook or Instagram. We will gather all the pictures using this hashtag after that week and post them on our social sites in a video. Show your support for service dog training! If you are participating as a team, try to get a team picture.
Create a Team/Join a Team: The saying goes, the more the merrier! While having a team is optional, we also know that completing the 5K with others can make it more fun. When you register you can create a team – be the team captain – or join a team someone else created. It’s easy! Be sure to have your team name ready. After registering you will receive an email with instructions on how to invite others to join your team and also to donate in support of your team. This can be a great team-building event with co-workers, especially if you work remote.
The registration fee is $50.00. Of course, we have great swag to go with your registration! Check it out……….
Each $50 registration will get:
Helping Paws branded 26 oz. water bottle
Helping Paws branded collapsible dog water bowl
I Support Helping Paws Service Dog sticker
Planet Fitness swag
Registration will close Sunday, May 22.
How do participants receive their swag bag?
When registering, you will be provided two options for receiving your swag bag.
1.) Pick up in person at Helping Paws during designated times.
Tuesday, May 10 – from 3:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 11 – from 4:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, May 12 – from 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Friday May 13 – from 9:00 am-noon
Tuesday, May 31 – from 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1 – from 4:00-7:00 pm
2.) Have it shipped to you for an additional fee.
How am I entered into the Davanni’s Daily Drawings?
Upon registering for the 5K fundraiser, participants will receive a confirmation email from Helping Paws. Within this email will be a link to a Google Form asking for the participant’s name and date the 5K was completed. Whatever day (May 16-22) you choose to complete your 5K, please fill out this form within 24 hours. Helping Paws will draw two names per day from a list of participants who filled out their form from previous 24 hours. Each day, Helping Paws will award a $10 Davanni’s gift card to (2) two different participants. We will announce winner’s first name on Facebook and Instagram and send an email directly to the winners.
Register Early – Win Gift Card to Continental Diamond
Continental Diamond wants to encourage you to get registered early for this great event. They have given us a $250 gift certificate to encourage early registration! This gift card will be awarded from participants that register from April 4-30. Get registered early!
This event is sponsored by a generous donation in memory of Clay Manthey and his service dogs Ruby and Dixie.
You can support service dog training by getting outside and participating in a 5K! All proceeds for this event will support service dog training for people with physical disabilities, veterans and first responders with PTSD, and facility dogs.
What if I do not want to run, walk or roll?
No problem! You can still support Helping Paws and service dog training by donating below! Do you want to support a team or individual participating in the 5K? Just let us know on the donation form.
Questions? Please contact Jonathan at email@example.com or 952-988-9359 x15
16 (Monday) 12:00 am - 22 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Pam Anderson’s Retirement Party Friday, May 20, 2022
Pam Anderson’s Retirement Party
Friday, May 20, 2022
From: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Helping Paws Training Center
630 12th Avenue South
Hopkins, MN 55343
Please join us as we celebrate Pam and her 18 years of dedication to Helping Paws. Stop by and wish her well as she heads off on the new adventure we call retirement! Share a thank you or a fun memory you have of Pam from over the years. Drinks and heavy appetizers will be provided. For this reason we ask that you RSVP by midnight May 17 by clicking the box below.
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Who is Ready for a Beer?
Who is Ready for a Beer?
Patio and brewery season is here! We are thrilled to be going back to see our good friends at Unmapped Brewing Co.! As in the past, $1 from each beer sold will be donated back to Helping Paws. Unmapped Brewing Co. is dog friendly. All well mannered dogs are welcome.
We will be looking to partner with the food options in this same strip mall…..details to come.
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Unmapped Brewing Co.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The partnership we have with Davanni’s is like no other. They have supported us for years and we love that! That is why the first Tuesday in August
The partnership we have with Davanni’s is like no other. They have supported us for years and we love that! That is why the first Tuesday in August has become one of our favorite days of the year!
Join us Tuesday, August 2 by stopping by one of Davanni’s 21 locations. All day, Davanni’s will be donating 10% of orders placed for dine-in or carry-out back to Helping Paws to support service dog training. Their food is amazing, so mark your calendar now to stop by for lunch and dinner and support service dog training.
Helping Paws Day at all Davanni’s Locations
Time: Check each location for their hours
Locations: Us this link to find locations near you. https://www.davannis.com/locations/
We will have dogs to meet and greet at many locations over the lunch and dinner hours!
Restaurant hours vary by location. Use link above to check the hours of your favorite Davanni’s location.
More details on a month long campaign coming soon.
(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Here is what we do know. The event will be LIVE in person, with a virtual option too…… There will be dogs….. There will be
Here is what we do know.
The event will be LIVE in person, with a virtual option too……
There will be dogs…..
There will be puppies…
There will be food, drinks and fun!
Please save the date for this magical evening as we celebrate the mission of Helping Paws.
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Earle Brown Heritage Center
(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FORE! Our annual golf tournament is ready to go again this year, hosted at the beautiful Whispering Pines Golf Course. What you need to know….. Date:
Our annual golf tournament is ready to go again this year, hosted at the beautiful Whispering Pines Golf Course.
What you need to know…..
Time: 10:00 am Shotgun Start
Includes 18 Holes with Cart
Meal, Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes to Follow
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm