Don't Miss The ARF Stroll To The Sea Dog Walk On Oct. 6th


One of our favorite fall events is coming up soon! The ARF Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk on Saturday, October 6th. The annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk is presented by The Corcoran Group will be held from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event, now in its 25th year, 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 The pre-registration fee is $30 for adults ($40 day of the event) and FREE for children 13 and under with a registered adult. Registration brochures are also available at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton, the ARF Thrift Shop in Sagaponack as well as many local merchants.

All registrants receive free nail clippings for their dogs, free event tee shirt and tote bag and refreshments including Starbucks coffee, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts, dog treats and Boxed Water. This year’s tee shirt once again features 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. A dog agility course will be set up for all to try out. Singer/songwriter Sandy Rapp will perform again this year, playing audience favorites on the guitar. A silent and Lucky #’s auction with many exciting products, services and experiences for owners and pets will be offered.

It’s easy to raise pledges by going to Set up your own page or join a team. The prizes for top fundraisers include: two-night stay with breakfast at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, Georgia, seven nights of premium accommodations at the St. James’s Club Antigua, a four-and-a-half-star Elite Island Resort and a summer share for the 2019 season at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett. The top child prize (13 or under) is a bicycle from the Sag Harbor Cycle Company.

Tamara Magel with ARF dog Squeaky
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 exclusive Kick-Off Cocktail Party on Friday, Friday, October 5 from 6 to 8 PM hosted by Gordon H. Hoppe and Michael Dehn Breault at their East Hampton home. 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 7, 8 AM registration, 9 AM walk.

This year’s presenting sponsor is The Corcoran Group. Supporting sponsors include Starbucks, East End Veterinary Center, and Macy’s. The ARF Mobile Adoption Van will lead the walkers to the ocean and back and will feature animals available for adoption.

Founded in 1974, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is one of the leading animal welfare organization on Long Island. Each year we take in over 1,700 cats and dogs and provide food, exercise, a warm place to sleep and excellent veterinary care in our state-of-the-art Adoption Center. Since inception ARF has found homes for over 27,000 dogs and cats. ARF is dedicated to finding loving homes for our precious pets not only to improve their lives but also the lives of the families who adopt them. The ARF Adoption Center is located at 124 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton, next to the East Hampton Airport. Go HERE for more info.