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What makes the Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Dog Guides unique?

Support from the virtual walk goes toward training and matching life-changing Dog Guides with Canadians who receive them at no cost, which is only possible thanks in large part to the funds raised through this annual event. The Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Dog Guides takes place across the country, in every province, and is open to all ages and abilities. This year’s walk will encourage participants to “walk” the length of Canada while helping to collect donations for the national charity.

When is the virtual walk taking place?

The national walk date is Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Is the Walk suitable for individuals using wheelchairs or other mobility aids?

Yes, everyone can participate in the Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Dog Guides. It’s very easy to participate, all you have to do is sign up at www.walkfordogguides.com and track the number of kilometres you walked so that together, we can “walk across Canada” for Dog Guides!

Is there a registration fee?

No. Thanks to the support from walk sponsors, it is free to register and participate. Fundraising is an important objective of the walk, however, and participants are encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal.

How do I fundraise for the walk?

You can register online as a walker or sign up as a team captain and challenge your friends. You can also use the walk donation form to collect donations, or make a donation online to the walk of your choice. When you ask for support, please remember the following:

  • All Dog Guides are provided at no cost to qualified applicants despite costing $25,000 to train and place.
  • Dog Guides help Canadians with disabilities live safer and more independent lives.
  • There is a growing demand for Dog Guides.
  • Donations go to providing Dog Guides to Canadians with disabilities.
  • Tax receipts are issued automatically for all donations more than $20.
  • Donations can be made by cheque, cash, telephone, in person, or online by credit card. 

Additional tips:

  • Set a fundraising goal.
  • Keep the donation form handy, you never know when a donation opportunity will arise.
  • Think BIG. Ask your community to support the walk.
  • Use email. If you have long distance friends or family that you would like to approach for a donation, direct them to your fundraising page to donate online.
  • Share on social meida with friends and family and link all back to your walker profile so they can easily donate.

What are the rewards for fundraising?

Thanks to our national sponsors, we are able to provide incentives and prize draws to eligible participants. Please submit all of your donations on the day of your walk to ensure you receive the prize you may be eligible for. Read for full contest details.

How can I volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering, you can join a local walk organizing committee to help spread the word

If you are interested in helping on a larger scale, consider hosting a Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Dog Guides in your community. Lions Foundation of Canada will help you every step of the way. Call 1 (800) 768-3030, or email us for more information.

Interested in becoming a walk sponsor?

How can I become a corporate supporter of the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides?

Thank you for your interest in the Walk! We are happy to work with you to personalize an experience that matches your business goals, and to acknowledge this partnership accordingly. For more information, please contact

Julie Jelinek

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
800-768-3030 ext 231
905-842-2891 ext 231
jjelinek@dogguides.com

Why are we travelling 5,514kms across Canada? 

According to Stats Canada, the longest distance from east to west is 5,514kms, from Cape Spear, NL, to the Yukon and Alaska boundary. 

I participated in last years walk, do I need to set up a new registration for this website? 

Thank you for your support in last year's walk, this year we developed a new platform to host the walk website which will require you to set up a new registration . Any previous log in information from our old walk website site will not transfer over.