Dogtoberfest Virtual Walk Challenge

Join us from home for the SFAS’s Dogtoberfest Virtual Walk Challenge October 18 – 31!

Register at any point between now and October 31st (if you’re a procrastinator) for your chance to win great prizes and help the homeless pets of Santa Fe (and beyond!).  In order to keep everyone safe during COVID-19 AND stay in shape, this event is on your own with your pet (or not!) and your quarantine friends and family, or by yourself. 

Let’s bring our community together (virtually, of course) for this special event to help your hometown shelter continue the mission of helping pets in need, especially during this trying time.

Registration Info

Register today to start fundraising for the cats and dogs of Santa Fe and beyond! With your $25 registration you’ll receive a Dogtoberfest cloth bandana for you or your furry friend and be eligible to win fun prizes!  

Register now!

How To Participate
The Dogtoberfest Virtual Walk Challenge will take place from October 18 through October 31 which gives you 2 weeks for fundraising (no dog required)!  Walk or run by yourself, with a quarantine friend, or family member.  Your registration and participation makes an impact on the lives of Santa Fe’s homeless pets! 

You simply register online to participate.  Your next step (optional) is to download the Wooftrax app  which will track your Dogtoberfest walking/running activities in order to help you log your miles. After downloading the app, you will choose “Santa Fe Animal Shelter” as your charity of choice. Tracking your mileage is not only fun but enables you to win prizes for “Most Miles Walked” and “Most Walks Taken”. After each walk, make sure you Share Your Walk from the app by emailing  We also encourage you to share it on Facebook or Instagram and encourage your friends and family to sponsor you. If you prefer not to use the app, there are still other prize categories for winning!

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

Win one of our great prize baskets consisting of fantastic goods and gift cards from local businesses.

Support A Walker
Ask your friends and family to help Santa Fe’s homeless pets by sponsoring
your participation in  the Dogtoberfest Virtual Walk Challenge. Send them this link and encourage them to help you raise money for needy animals.  The top fundraiser is also eligible for great prizes!
Here’s some suggested text to use when asking someone to sponsor you:

A message from (your pet’s name): It’s Dogtoberfest and I’m walking my human for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. I have it pretty good myself, so I’m dragging them out of the house to help benefit the thousands of homeless pets that the shelter cares for each year. Will you help us and other pups who are looking for their own active humans by sponsoring us for $10, $25, $50 or $100? Click this link to sponsor me & my human! Want to get in on the fun? Join the Dogtoberfest Virtual Walk Challenge to score a sweet bandana and compete with other pet/human duos around northern New Mexico in hopes of winning fantastic prizes from local businesses in Santa Fe. No furry friends in your life? No worries. Four legs not necessary for participation.

Dogtoberfest Registration FAQs

Dogtoberfest WoofTrax FAQs