Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Million Paws Walk 2017

21st - 21st May 2017

Register now and take on the challenge to walk to fight animal cruelty in Australia's biggest dog walk!

This year on Sunday, May 21st, more than 3,000 dogs will be in the Lake Burley Griffin precinct to show their support for local animals in need. The Million Paws Walk event is a wonderful day for all creatures with two or four legs. All attendees will be able to enjoy live entertainment, stalls, delicious food, giveaways, activities with your pooch and a whole lot more!

Everyone is welcome to attend on the day and take the challenge, including your four-legged friend regardless of the breed, size and age. Don’t forget to make sure your pooch is up to date with vaccinations, sociable and friendly with all creatures (human and furry).

Take on the Million Paws Walk Challenge as you walk and raise much needed funds to help the important work of our shelter. Last year, we saw over 1,000 abused and neglected animals come in through our Inspectorate needing urgent care from our Animal Care Services team. This is very costly and with your help, we can continue this vital work of caring for these animals in their time of need.

Download our Fundraising Booklet
For information and tools to support and encourage you to fundraise as well as helpful hints for the event.