Saturday, June 14, 2014

PHOTOS: Parade of Paws

Posted By on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

The Parade of Paws entered its 11th year on Saturday at the Spokane Humane Society. Volunteer Coordinator Jenna Carroll said that between 700 and 1,000 people were expected to participate this year. About 70 percent of the funds for Spokane Humane Society, a nonprofit, come from events like the Parade of Paws, which brings in about $60-70,000. It costs roughly $1.3 million to run the shelter every year.

The Parade of Paws offered two different walking routes for dogs and their owners. One route was two miles and wound through the surrounding neighborhood, while the other route was four miles and took walkers to the top of Mount St. Michael.

click to enlarge Jenna, an 8-year-old Malamute Golden Retriever mix, walks with owner Sadie. - MATT WEIGAND
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Jenna, an 8-year-old Malamute Golden Retriever mix, walks with owner Sadie.

click to enlarge Juan Avila calms down Aika, a one-and-a-half-year-old Siberian Husky. - MATT WEIGAND
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Juan Avila calms down Aika, a one-and-a-half-year-old Siberian Husky.

click to enlarge Nellie, a 3-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix, is not camera shy. Her owner Jade Hardee, holds Nellie back on her leash. - MATT WEIGAND
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Nellie, a 3-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix, is not camera shy. Her owner Jade Hardee, holds Nellie back on her leash.

click to enlarge Alex Reynolds holds Macy, a "shelter prize." - MATT WEIGAND
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Alex Reynolds holds Macy, a "shelter prize."

click to enlarge Jack, a 4-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi, poses as his owner Roger Cornell holds onto him. - MATT WEIGAND
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Jack, a 4-year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi, poses as his owner Roger Cornell holds onto him.

click to enlarge Dogs and their owners walk the two- or four-mile loop. - MATT WEIGAND
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Dogs and their owners walk the two- or four-mile loop.

click to enlarge Beau, a 2-year-old mix, walks with his owner Wendy Lingle. - MATT WEIGAND
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Beau, a 2-year-old mix, walks with his owner Wendy Lingle.

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