The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Hosts Annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk October 9th
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announced today that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk, presented by The Corcoran Group and East End Veterinary Center, will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event is a fun, family outing set amidst the beautiful Hamptons fall foliage with the feel of an idyllic country fair. It is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF.
The two-mile walk to the ocean and back will begin and end at the historic Mulford Farm, owned by the East Hampton Historical Society in the heart of East Hampton Village. Dog walkers can register at give.arfhamptons.org/DogWalk. The pre-registration fee is $30 for adults ($40 day of the event) and FREE for children 10 and under with a registered adult, donations appreciated. Registration brochures are also available at the ARF Thrift Shop in Sagaponack. Walkers can participate virtually as well, and walk wherever they might be located.
All registrants receive a free event t-shirt, tote bag and refreshments including Starbucks coffee, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts, Goldberg’s Bagels, apples and cider from The Milk Pail, dog treats, and water. This year’s t-shirt once again features original artwork by designer ISAAC MIZRAHI. The walk will be followed by contests such as DOG/COMPANION LOOK ALIKE, THE POOCH WHO CAN SMOOCH and STUPID PET TRICKS. There will also be a free photo booth for pictures for participants and their dogs, and a silent and Lucky #’s auction with many exciting products, services and experiences for owners and pets.
It’s easy to raise pledges by going to give.arfhamptons.org/DogWalk. Set up your own page or join a team. The prizes for top fundraisers include: a summer share for the 2022 season at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, pet portrait by artist Carol Saxe and a photo shoot with Dee is for Dogs. The top child prize (10 and under) is a bicycle from the Sag Harbor Cycle Company.
Everyone who collects $250 or more in pledges receives a special gift, courtesy of Isaac Mizrahi. Those who register at the $150 level or higher are invited to attend the Kick-Off Cocktail Party on Friday, October 8 from 6 to 8 PM.
The dog contests and awards ceremony begin at 11 AM and the “Stroll to the Sea” festivities conclude at 12 PM. Rain date for the event is Sunday, October 10.
This year’s presenting sponsors are The Corcoran Group and East End Veterinary Center. Supporting sponsors include Chaser Brand, Lexus of Southampton and Mercedes Benz of Southampton. The ARF Mobile Adoption Van will lead the walkers to the ocean and back and will feature animals available for adoption.
The ARF Adoption Center is currently under construction and is conducting in-person adoptions on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 AM – 4 PM at the ARF Thrift &Treasure Shop, 17 Poxabogue Lane, Sagaponack. Or view our adoptable pets at www.arfhamptons.org.