Tails ‘N Trails Pet Walk

Posted By: Camila Orti

Hundreds of dog lovers and their furry companions attended the Capital Humane Society’s Tails ‘N Trails Pet Walk.

The dog festival kicked off at 9:30 Saturday morning at the Fallbrook Town Center.

“I think it’s nice because everyone can come out and just be together you know, these are our kids too,” Jessica Vanek of Lincoln said as she pointed at her two pups.

“The walk was beautiful and our puppy’s having a good time so it’s good,” Mark Moore of Lincoln said.

Besides the walk, 40 vendors and about a dozen different activities, including a man vs. dog peanut butter eating contest, kept attendees and their canines entertained.

Every dollar from the event’s registration fees and concessions goes to the Humane Society to help with animal care costs, costs that organizers say are only going up. They say the goal is to raise $60,000.

“Our adoptions have increased greatly since the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center opened last year,” organizer Alisa Eichorn said, “we can’t do what we do without the support of the community.”

Live music, agility demonstrations and quality outdoor time rounded out the event.

Organizers told Channel 8 more than $36,000 were raised online before the festival kicked off. Total numbers have yet to be reported.