Get ready for a GREAT "Day in the Park" honoring the special DOGS in our lives.
Strut Your Pup or 5K run with us! Support Putnam Service Dogs at Green Chimneys on Saturday, September 22! Dogs Welcome or Come Solo!
Dog games! Aerialist! DJ! Food Trucks! Westy the Westerners Mascot! Vendor Booths and Food Trucks!! Giveaways! Raffles and more!
Join one of our puppy teams or CREATE your own named after your favorite pet.
There are two chances to create the teams, and we are excited to announce Putnam Service Dogs 5K run and the return of our 'Strut Your Pup' Parade at the beautiful Green Chimneys.
Don't want to run or strut your pup, this event is free!
CREATE TEAMS! Join our our Team!
Sign up your team and help us help those with physical disabilities other than blindness.
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5K Dog Rules:
We strongly suggest that both the owner and dog train for the 5K event, if you don’t already run. Runners, start conditioning yourselves and your dog for at least a few weeks leading up to the race. You should inspect your dog’s pads for signs of injury (cuts and wear) and be careful in warmer weather (carry water, keep runs short, watch your dog for signs of stress). Talk to your veterinarian if you have any concerns. We recommend jogging on trails or other locations where people run with their dogs, to acclimate your dog to running in a pack with distractions.
Rules for doing the race with your dog: Limit one dog per person.
- Dogs must be at least 6 months old and up to date on vaccinations.
- Please only bring dogs that are well-behaved around other dogs and people.
- Dogs should be kept on leashes throughout the event.
- Leashes should be no longer than 6 feet
- Please keep it short at the start to avoid entanglement.
- No retractable leashes, which may be hazardous in a crowd.
- No dogs in heat.
- No choke, pinch, or spike collars.
- Runners 16 years and under participate at the discretion of race officials.
- Please clean up after your dog.
Interested in joining us as a sponsor? Email for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Platinum Sponsors: Halston Media and Examiner News
Gold Sponsors: Hudson Valley Credit Union, Volz Auto Group, Key Bank, HamletHub
Silver Sponsor: The Putnam County Press/Times
Bronze Sponsors: Kohl's, M&T Bank
Route Sign Sponsors:
Guardian Veterinary Specialists
Nature's Select Premium Pet Food
Good Reasons Dog Treats
Local Social Media
Canine Kindergarten at the Park (Mount Kisco)
Stone Meadow Kennels (Mahopac)
Guardian Veterinary Specialists (Brewster)
Gift items for drawing:
Good Reasons Dog Treats
Nature's Select Premium Dry Dog Food bags
Barkbox gift boxes
Wandering Dave's (offering coffee/breakfast/American food)
Gyro Uno Food Truck - delicious gyros