STEP UP FOR THE PUPS – June 25th 2023

Three years ago we created the STEP UP FOR THE PUPS event due to the pandemic.  Even though the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, we’ve decided to hold this successful fundraising event again this year, to raise funds for the medical care of dogs in our foster programs!

We hope you will join us in the Step Up For The Pups fundraiser by participating on June 25 or by donating to/sponsoring  our efforts.  We’d be extremely grateful for any support you can offer, and so would our dogs.

Walk your way:

Participate on June 25th by walking by yourself or with others (with or without a dog).  This year you can also create teams!  You choose where you wish to walk (e.g. your neighbourhood, a park, a trail, or even just within your own home).

How it works:

  • Register
  • Let friends and family know how to pledge/sponsor you
  • Step Up on June 25

Click on these links for Complete Details:

How to set up your fundraising page

Fundraising tips

Compete for great prizes:

Most Money Raised

  • $100 gift card will be awarded to the participant who raises the most money!
  • $50 gift card will be awarded to the person who raises the second highest amount of money!
  • $25 gift card will be awarded to the person who raises the third highest amount of money!
  • The team that raises the most gets bragging rights and mention in our newsletter
  • These winners will be determined from the Canada Helps personal fundraising page as at 7 p.m. (EDST) June 25, and by e-transfers to Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program by 7 a.m. June 26

Most Steps

  • $25 gift card will be awarded to the participant with the most steps!
  • Only steps taken on Sunday June 25th until 7pm (EDST) will be counted.
  • Take a screen shot or photo of your step-counting app, Fitbit, smartwatch or pedometer at or before 7pm (EDST) on June 25th, then email it to with Most Steps in the subject line.  Photos must be received no later than 8pm (EDST) June 25th.
  • Counting your steps is not mandatory, unless you want to enter the contest
  • Distance estimates are not eligible for this prize.

Best Social Media

  • $25 gift card will be awarded to the participant with the Best Social Media presence!
  • On Instagram tag @speakingofdogsrescue in your stories and posts and use the #stepupforthepups2023
  • We’re not able to track your Facebook posts, but you can take a screen capture or picture of your post on Facebook or Instagram showing you taking part in the walk and stating that you’re Stepping Up for the Pups for Speaking of Dogs Rescue.
  • Send your social media photos to . Your social media photos can be sent to us any day on or before June 25th.
  • Entries must be received by 8pm (EDST) on June 25th.

Winners can choose what gift card they would like, providing we can find it to buy it.

All winners will be announced and contacted on Tuesday June 27th