Dogtoberfest 2020

October 2020
A Month-Long Celebration of Santa Fe Pets!

Join the Santa Fe Animal Shelter for our first ever Dogtoberfest! The Dogtoberfest Pet Photo Contest kicks off early October, followed by the Dogtoberfest Virtual Walk Challenge on October 18th!

Each contest helps to raise vital funds for our essential services which include animal sheltering and adoptions, veterinary care, behavioral training, Gatos de Santa Fe (feral cat TNR), education programs, community outreach programs and so much more!

Pet Photo Contest

Submit your favorite photo of your pet along with a short story about them, and ask your friends and family to vote for your entries! There are multiple categories of photo themes so there are many ways to win! This is a fun opportunity to show off your own adorable pet while supporting the care of animals who are still waiting for their forever homes. Voting is open to the general public with $1 equaling 1 vote! The pet who has the most votes in each category by October 31st wins great prizes!

Four Photo Categories:
Best Halloween Costume
Best Pet Dating Profile Pic
Best Fall Fun/Dogtoberfest
Shelter Alumni

Submit Your Photo

Virtual Walk Challenge

Even though we are all physically distancing during this time, we can still come together and take action for the animals of Santa Fe! Register for our first virtual dog walk/run (no pet needed!) anytime between now and October 31st and receive your Dogtoberfest bandana. Get together with your friends, furry four-leggeds and family, between October 18 – 31 for some outdoor exercise in support of homeless pets. Walk your favorite route using the WoofTrax app on your smartphone to log your miles. Register to participate and ask your friends and family to sponsor you through a gift in your honor. There are lots of ways to win prizes!

Contest Categories:
Most Miles Walked/Run
Most Money Raised
Most Walks Taken
Longest (One) Walk/Run Taken

Register for the Walk

Prizes from these excellent local businesses:
Indigo Baby
Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Collected Works
Artful Tea
Java Joes
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Teca Tu
Backroad Pizza
Russell Kyle Leatherworks
BODY by Nature
Gruet Winery
Running Hub
Fire & Hops
Turquoise Trail Grooming
Santa Fe Country Club
Black Mesa Golf Course
Terra @ Four Seasons

We look forward to seeing you and your furry friends on the trails, apps, and social media this October in celebration of Santa Fe’s pets!