Furry Skurry to include llama petting zoo, dog bone bar and shopping in a flea(less) market

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is calling you to dust off your capes and grab your super pets.

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Lace up your sneakers. Tie on your superhero cape. Grab your super pooch.

One of the biggest events to support pets (and bring your pets along) is this weekend.

The 28th annual Furry Skurry 5K walk/run is held to benefit the pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the area’s largest no-kill animal welfare agency.

This is one of the largest animal events around greater Dayton.

This family-friendly and pet-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 25, at the Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road. Come as an individual, family or a team (pets included).

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If you can’t attend, you can still participate. The Virtual Walker option gives you the chance to walk, wherever you may be, and still support the animals and get the same prizes and goodies as those who attend.

Jessica and Jeff Singleton attend Furry Skurry with their two dogs Wrigley (left) and Daisy (right). Both dogs were adopted from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Photo by Jessica Garringer
Photo: www.activedayton.com

Online registration has closed, but you can still sign up at Pre-Packet Pickup, happening on Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Up and Running, 6123 Far Hills Drive. 

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The 5K run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. A more casual 1-mile walk will follow the 5K race.

All 5K participants will receive a free pancake breakfast, T-shirt, swag bag and finisher medal. Upgrade your registration to our V.I.P.P. (Very Important People and Pets) ticket and receive access to the V.I.P.P. tent, open bar, premium parking, giveaways, pet massages, paw-dicures and more!

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Peggy Lindsey came up from Georgia to run in this year's Furry Skurry with her dog Gordie. Gordie was adopted at Furry Skurry 11 years ago and they are still a perfect match! CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA GARRINGER
Photo: www.activedayton.com

Fun at Furry Fest includes: 

  • Live Music by 24Seven 
  • High-Flying Pancake Breakfast 
  • Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Beer, Wine & More 
  • Food trucks 
  • VIPP Amenities 
  • Shopping in our Flea(less) Market 
  • Llama Petting Zoo 
  • Pet Costume Contest 
  • Arts and Crafts 
  • Kids Play Zone 
  • Dog Bone Bar 
  • Selfie Station  
  • Trivia 
  • Giant Yard Games 
  • Face Painting 
  • Caricature Artist 

 All proceeds raised from this event help care for the homeless pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton receives no government funding and relies solely on the donations of individuals, companies and grants to run the programs and services it offers to the community.

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For more information about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, call (937) 268-PETS (7387) or visit www.hsdayton.org


What: Furry Skurry 5K run/walk

When: Saturday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road

More info: Website