2015 Harbor Hounds (September 12, 2015)

Every year, hundreds of people participate in Harbor Hounds with dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Or, we could just have easily said, hundreds of dogs participate with people of all shapes, sizes and breeds.

The 13th Annual Harbor Hounds Charity Dog Walk  benefits the Prison Pet Partnership, and the many charities supported by the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club. Enjoy a day of fun with neighbors, family and your furry best friend!

You can participate as an event sponsor, which can also include a space for you to set up your tent and promote your organization in designated booth areas along the walk; as a dog walker, walking with us on Saturday, September 12; or, as a dog sponsor, supporting one of your friends’ dog walking in the event.

Participation is easy: simply visit the Registration or Sponsors pages linked here.  The 2015 Walk takes place on Saturday, September 12th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Come join us for a leisurely walk along the beautiful Gig Harbor waterfront and visit our two end points where we will have sponsor booths, food and entertainment.  The walk takes place rain or shine. Day-of-event registration is also available!  And, we have plenty of water stations along the way.

We also conduct a number of fun contests for you to show off your dog.  Categories include: Best Tricks, Best Kisser (the dog), Best Tail Wagger, Best Dressed, and our fun musical Sit and Stay contest.

So, come on, join the fun.  And, meet other dog lovers who share your passion.

You can also follow us on Facebook while you wait for the walk to get here.  We welcome your friendship and pictures of your Harbor Hounds throughout the year.


Now – Friday, September 11                           Pre-Registration Open


8:00 am                                                              Sponsor Set-up Starts

9:00 am                                                              Registration Opens @ Skansie Brothers and                                                                                    Donkey Creek Parks

10:00 am                                                            Harbor Hounds Begins / Sponsor Booths Open

10:00 am – 3:00 pm                                         Walk at your leisure

                                                                             Between Skansie Brothers and Donkey                                                                                            Creek Parks

2:00 pm                                                              Dog Contests at Skansie Brothers Park  (Sign                                                                                up for Contests at Registration Booth)

2:00 pm                                                              Registration Closes

3:00 pm                                                              Harbor Hounds Ends

3:01 pm                                                               Start Planning Harbor Hounds 2016