Dash for the Dogs 5K

Thank you for Joining Us for the

Dash for the Dogs 2016

5 K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk!

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Date: Sunday, May 22nd 2016

Time: Registration 7:00 am – 9:00 am

5K: 9:00 am

1 Mile Family Fun Walk: 10:30 am

Location: 511 Lake Zurich Rd Jewel Tea Pavilion

Cost: $30.00


Animal House Shelter is holding our 6th annual Dash for the Dogs 5k run and family fun walk on Sunday May 22nd at Citizens Park ( 511 Lake Zurich Rd- Jewel Tea Pavilion) in Barrington, IL. The goal of this event is to raise necessary funds for Animal House Shelter to cover the cost of our animal’s medical expenses, general needs and overall care. The 5k run/walk starts at 9am in the morning (registration begins at 7am) followed by a 1 mile walk at 10:30am at which dogs are welcome.

Race course is certified and timed with results posted on our website. Catered food will be provided for all runners and walkers. Top 3 male and female finishers overall and in each age group will receive awards. Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-60, 60 & over.

All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt. Day of race registered participants will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

Dogs are welcome to participate in the run or walk as long as they are leashed at all times, current on rabies & distemper vaccines, and have EXCELLENT temperament with other dogs & children. Strollers are welcome in the run and walk.

Animal House Shelter rescues 98% of our dogs and cats from pounds and animal control facilities with high rates of euthanasia. These places do not have the space to accommodate the number of animals coming in and euthanize at astounding rates. Animal House Shelter takes in these pets (many of which are on “death row”) regardless of age, breed or known health problems and rehabilitates them mentally and physically. We then personalize the adoption process to assure that each one of our animals is going into the best possible home for their particular needs. We provide the best possible veterinary care to all of our animals and never decline treatment, whatever it may entail, if it means that the animal has a chance at a new and healthy life. The dogs and cats at Animal House Shelter are given all vaccinations, including a rabies vaccination, are neutered, dewormed, micro-chipped, heartworm tested (dogs) and feline leukemia/FIV tested (cats) prior to adoption. Dogs are kept on heartworm preventative and all animals receive flea and tick prevention monthly. Dogs are walked a minimum of four times daily to give them the maximum amount of socialization with each other and with people. Our cats are housed in a large free-roam cat habitat where they are constantly socializing with each other, staff, volunteers, and potential adopters. Animal House Shelter is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We never close, even on holidays, and strive to go above and beyond all standards of excellence when caring for the mental and physical needs of our animals. We understand the importance of getting to know each of our animals as individuals in order to place them in the best possible home for their particular needs. Each and every animal is treated with the love and respect they deserve as though they were our own pets. We have rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out over 28,000 dogs & cats since we opened in 2002. Please support Animal House Shelter to help us continue to save the lives of so many homeless animals!

Would your business like to participate in our event as a Sponsor?  This is a wonderful opportunity to support our cause and advertise for your business!

Platinum Sponsorship $3,000.00 – Includes advertisement for 1 year in our email blasts sent out 1-2 times per week to a contact list of 17,000 addresses and a weekly posting on our face book page for 1 year.

Logo/Name of Company (Large) on Shirt & Tote Bag

Includes 1 year on website partners page and links and resources page and events page, Thank you in Fuzz Buzz (Distribution of 15,000+) with company logo, Name listed on Start and Finish Line Banner

Tier 1- $750- Logo/Name of Company (Large) on Shirt & Tote Bag

Includes 1 year on website partners page, Thank you in Fuzz Buzz (Distribution of 15,000+), Name listed on Start and Finish Line Banner

Tier 2-$550- Includes 1 year on website partners page, Thank you in Fuzz Buzz (Distribution of 15,000+), Name of Company & Logo on Shirt and on Tote Bag

Tier 3-$450- Includes 1 year on website partners page, Name of Company and logo on Shirt or tote bag, Thank you in Fuzz Buzz (Distribution of 15,000+)

Tier 4-$350- Name of Company and logo on Shirt or Tote Bag , Includes 1 year on website partners page

Tier 5-$250- Name of company only (no logo) on shirt or tote bag Includes 1 year on website partners page

Tier 6- $150- 1 year on website partners page

Interested? Email animalhousefundraising@gmail.com or call us at 847-961-5541 for moreinformation!

Dash Sponsorships 2016

We are currently seeking volunteers to help with:

  • Set up of tents and event tables
  • Parking lot attendants
  • Registration
  • T-shirt sales
  • Course Direction
  • Water Tables
  • Food tables
  • Announcers

Collect monetary donations in the

“Dash for Donations”

program and not only will you be helping raise money for the dogs and cats of AHS but you will be eligible for fantastic prizes!

2016 Dash for Donations Packet

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Thank you Beth Firsching Design for the new look to our Dash for the Dogs! Go check out her amazing work!

We would like to thank our generous

sponsors of the Dash for the Dogs 2016!

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We would also like to thank 

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For helping to promote our event!

And we would like to thank


For donating their delicious protein bars to keep our runners energized!


Click here to view photos from the 2015 race!



View the map of the Dash for the Dogs 5K race route below!

5k Photos

Pet Portraits