Opening Hours

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

Million Paws Walk

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 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!

'Twas the Night before Million Paws Walk

Sleeping puppy

‘Twas the night before Million Paws Walk, when all through the Shelter
All the creatures were stirring, even the mouse;
The banners and signs were hung by Stage 88 with care,
In hopes that lots and lots of dogs would soon be there:
The puppies were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of the Paw-Olympics Games danced in their heads;
And volunteers in their green shirts and staff in blue caps,
Had just finalised the rosters hoping there were no gaps,
When out on the lawn there rose such a clatter,

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