Paws for a Cause: Virtual Walk

Join the Paws for a Cause Virtual Walk!

*Bark in the Park originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, will be postponed due to the recommendations set forth by Public Health Officials and the City of Akron. We are working to reschedule a date for fall 2020 - please continue to check back for updates.

The Rescue Walk is the best opportunity all year for supporters to make a difference for the animals by raising critical funds to support veterinary care at HSSC. While our event is postponed, our Rescue Walk goes Virtual! From the comfort of your home, you can create your personal fundraising page to help the animals at the Humane Society of Summit County – and they’ve never needed your support more than right now.

Becoming a fundraiser is dog-gone easy! Create a personal fundraising page to raise donations and earn rewards or download our fundraising form. Create or join a team to multiply your support! Please, be one of our 200 fundraisers needed to reach our $30,000 goal and save Summit County rescue pets.

Can we count on you?

Start Fundraising Today!

How to create your Personal Fundraising Page on FirstGiving:
Click the “Join Now” button on the right side of the event homepage
Click "Select" next to the Walker option

Sign in to FirstGiving:
Returning Fundraisers:
Click “sign in with email” or “sign in with Facebook” to the right side of the form, sign in, and click “next”

First Timers:
Complete the form to create a new profile (it's free!), and click “next”

Optional Team Selection:
Select “I want to join an existing team,” “I want to create my own team,” or “I do not want to join a team.” Then, click “next.”

Additional Information: Enter in your t-shirt size, phone number, and check the box to confirm you have reviewed the waiver. Click "Next."

Fill in your personal fundraising page with a photo, set a fundraising goal, and your personal story/request for donations. (You can edit this in the future by logging in at and following the "Edit Your Story" link on the dashboard.)
If you wish to do so, check the box and make the first donation to your fundraising page and then click "Next."

Confirm your registration and click "Submit"
Your personal fundraising page link will appear on the next screen. Copy and paste this link into email and social media posts to direct people to your page.

FirstGiving will send you a confirmation email with your personal link right at the top. Save this email! You can also find your personal page link by logging into and clicking “View Live” next to “Your Name’s Page” at the top.

Start Fundraising Today!