2018 Companion Walk

Saturday, September 8th

Where were YOU 30 years ago? Celebrate the 30th Annual Companion Walk with this "Back to the 80's" theme!

Saturday, September 8

Registration begins at 9am

Walk Begins at 10am

Fun activities for the community from 9am to 1pm at Wilson Park!

How YOU Can Walk to Help the Animals:

Celebrate our 30th Annual 1K and 5K Companion Walk as we go back to the 1980's - where it all began! 

In addition to the 5k Walk, there is a new "low impact" 1K route that will keep walkers right in Wilson Park. This is a great way to participate with older dogs, very young dogs, young children, pets that aren't dogs, or those who don't want to walk 5K! 

It's Going to be GNARLY!

Can't walk this year? You aren't alone! A lot of people collect walk donations without actually walking with us. That includes all of the event volunteers and those with other commitments on the day of the walk. 

  • Companion Walk Sponsors

    (updated as commitments are received)

    Radical Sponsors - $2,000
    Advanced Care Pet Hospital
    Pine Cone Pet Hospital

    Gnarly Sponsors - $1,000
    Mix 94.9

    Adopt - $500
    Country Gallery
    Kloster Commercial Resources
    Sam & Danni’s Pet Resort & Spa, Inc.

  • Sponsoring the Event
    Donating Food, Beverage, Prizes, more!
    Reserving an Exhibitor Booth
    Donating a Silent Auction Item
    Creating a Walk Team with others in your company or organization!

  • Fundraising Goal: $60,000

    Companion Walk is one of Tri-County Humane Society’s most important fundraisers of the year. Our goal is to raise $60,000 at the Companion Walk for local pets in need at the Tri-County Humane Society. 
    TCHS provides services for about 3,000 animals each year. Each pet is evaluated, given appropriate veterinary care, and lots of TLC. That all comes at a price.
    This fundraiser is vital for us to continue providing these important services to pets in need!
    There is no time limit for pets in our care. They will remain at TCHS as long as necessary to find the perfect match. In 2017, we placed about 93% of the pets that entered our doors in homes — that’s an amazing accomplishment for an open-admission animal shelter!

  • Companion Walk Event Schedule

    Registration begins at 9am on Saturday, September 8th. You must be registered by 10am to walk and qualify for prizes!
    - The walk begins at 10am
    - The event ends at 1:00 when preliminary totals and prizes are announced!

  • What Happens at the Companion Walk?

    The walk is held along the beautiful Mississippi River in St. Cloud. The Walk for Animals starts at 10 a.m. Tubular!
    But it’s more than a walk—join us for family fun from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.! The community will enjoy food, great exhibitors, games for pets and people, a silent auction, and much more! Each year the walk brings in about 600 people and 300 pets, making it a great event for animal lovers to unite and celebrate the human-animal bond! Awesome!
    - 5K Walk from Wilson Park through St. Cloud's east side (see map below)
    - 1K Low Impact Walk on the grounds of Wilson Park (see map below)
    - Food & Beverages (cash required)
    - Prizes for the top fundraisers and top fundraising team
    - Silent auction (credit cards or cash)
    - Exhibitors

    Activities (some have a fee, cash may be required)
    • Record and cassette art
    • Jelly band toss
    • Bandana art with puffy paints
    • Face painting
    • Doggie kissing booth
    • Puppy and kitty headbands booth
    • Book Buddies booth
    • 80s costume contest
    • Dog costume contest
    • Musical chairs for dogs
    • Musical chairs for people
    • Scarlette Revolver and Jazzercise!

  • Follow the Companion Walk on Facebook

    Join our Woofstock Facebook event and invite your friends!
    Receive event emails updating you on fundraising incentives such as prize package content for the top fundraisers, silent auction item previews, event schedule with demos and contest times, fundraising ideas and encouragement, and more!

  • Wilson Park (click Location for map)
    625 Riverside Dr NE, St Cloud, MN

  • 5K Walk Route
    5K Walk Route

    The 5K Walk takes you on a lovely walk along the river and through east St. Cloud. Follow the blue line in the map above.

  • 1K Walk Route
    1K Walk Route

    In addition to the 5k Walk, there is a new "low impact" 1K route that will keep walkers right in Wilson Park, a great way to participate with older dogs, very young dogs, young children, or those who don't want to walk 5K!
    Follow the blue line in the map above.

Three Ways to Collect Walk Donations:

If you choose to collect donations online, you will need to turn in your online totals with your walk donation/registration form at the walk or at the shelter prior to the walk. 

Prizes Given to Qualifying Fundraisers!

Raise $75:  Receive a Bark to the Future T-Shirt
Did You Know: $75 is enough to treat a respiratory infection in a shelter pet!

Raise $100:  Receive a Bark to the Future T-Shirt + TCHS Decal
Did You Know: $100 is enough to care for a pet at the shelter for 10 days!

Raise $200:  Receive a Bark to the Future T-Shirt + TCHS Decal + Tote Bag
Did You Know: $200 is enough to vaccinate 20 shelter pets!

Raise $300:  All of the above +  Entry in Grand Prize* Drawing
Did You Know:  $300 is enough to spay/neuter, microchip, treat a respiratory infection, vaccinate and care for a shelter pet for 10 days - with money left over!

Also, for every $50 raised, you receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Cat Goodie Basket, Dog Goodie Basket or Family Fun Basket! Did you know: $50 is enough to spay/neuter a shelter pet!

And if that’s not enough, prize packages are gifted to the top 40 individual fundraisers and the top fundraising team. These packages include gifts donated by local businesses!

Here's a secret - you don't have to collect donations to reach your prize levels... you can just make a donation at the desired prize level yourself!!

TCHS employees do not qualify to win top fundraiser prize packages or raffle prizes.

Here are just a handful of the prizes that will go to our top 40 fundraisers. Will you be one of them?

  • Palmer House in Sauk Centre - one-night stay in Jacuzzi Room
  • Baxter Holiday Inn water park passes
  • Car cleaning package from Gilleland Chevrolet
  • 4 Minnesota Twins tickets and Jack Morris autographed ball
  • Genealogy and Stearns History Museum package 
  • Country Gallery photo package
  • About a Dog photo package
  • SCSU Huskies hockey tickets plus baseball cap

And much, much more!


*Grand Prize: Courtesy of Wright Aero Inc right here in St. Cloud, one lucky $300+ fundraiser will receive an hour of flight time (with the ability to bring two guests). That's a prize that really soars! http://www.wrightaero.com/

Family Fun Activities!

Join us at Wilson Park for Family Fun Activities from 10am to 1pm! 

There is no set charge for the activities, but a free will donation is appreciated,


RADICAL Sponsors - $2,000

GNARLY Sponsors - $1,000

ADOPT Sponsors - $500

Food Sponsors