Top 8 ways to have a record amount of FUN at this year’s Dog Jog!

Dog Jog 2017 planning is in high gear! Last year you may remember we gathered together a record number of dogs wearing bandanas? Well this year we are out to have a record amount of FUN! Interested in joining us? Here are 8 ways that you can help bring the fun to Dog Jog 2017!


1. Register as a team with family, friends or co-workers!

Not only do you get to spend some quality time together, you will be joining forces to create a world with no animal cruelty, abuse, neglect or abandonment! Super hero team names are optional but highly encouraged!


2. Don some fancy duds to make a statement!

Create a custom t-shirt or wear your favorite pieces of flair to share your personality (or a story about why you are participating in Dog Jog) with other Dog Jog attendees!


3. Enjoy some festival foods!

We will have Calgary’s finest food trucks on site and serving up delicious snacks all day long!


4. Bounce around the Kids Zone!

Bouncy castles, face painting and other fun activities will be on site all day for young Dog Jog fans!


5. Socialize your best friend!

Join hundreds of fellow pet owners and Fidos for a day of fun and socialization. Looking to brush up on your leash skills before the big event? Give our behaviour department a call at 403-723-6019 to find out what options are available!


6. Make some time for the Mutt n’ Mingle!

New this year to Dog Jog we will be adding a beer garden where you and your fellow dog lovers can enjoy a frosty beverage.


7. Check out the wonderful world of Dog Sports!

Do you have an active canine? Stop by and talk to some of our behaviour staff at the agilty demonstration area to find out how you and your dog can get involved!


8. Change the world for animals in need!

No matter how you participate in Dog Jog, you will be helping to create a better future for the thousands of animals helped by Calgary Humane Society each year… and changing the world sounds like a pretty great way to spend the day!


Visit our website HERE to register for Dog Jog 2017, we look forward to spending June 3rd with you all!


So you’ve registered for Dog Jog, now what?

Dog Jog
So you’ve registered for Dog Jog, now what? Your Dog Jog fundraising helps us take care of thousands of animals every year! How can you help you ask? We’ve got some tips to kick your fundraising into high gear and get you started on the right paw for our Dog Jog adventure!


1. Personalize your Dog Jog page!

Every single person or family who registers for Dog Jog gets a fundraising page! Add text and a photo to tell everyone what your goal is! If you are part of a team you could even add a team photo to your page.


2. Tell your story.

Write a personal appeal to all of your friends and family telling them why you are participating in this event and raising funds to help out homeless animals. Ask them to join your team or make a donation in support of you that will help animals in need.


3. Try out the donation button!

Consider making a donation to yourself to start things off. Even a small amount can create a BIG change!


4. Compete!

Is there more than one Dog Jog team in your company, school or neighbourhood? Inspire everyone’s competitive spirit by setting up a challenge of some kind, or an incentive for the team with the most members or highest fundraising total.


5. Ask for support from your employer.

Ask your employer to match what you raise. In addition, individual gifts made by your supporters may be eligible for matching funds from their employers please remind them to find out about their company’s matching gift policy.


6. Use social media.

Place regular updates about your progress on your Facebook or other social networking pages. Encourage people to support your efforts by making a donation in your honour.


7. Promote, promote, promote!

Send out emails to friends and family through your personal Dog Jog page! Challenge friends and family members to sign up for Dog Jog or ask them to make a contribution toward your fundraising goal.


Visit our website HERE to register for Dog Jog 2017, we look forward to spending June 3rd with you all!

ResQwalk and raise funds for Calgary Humane Society


Calgary Humane Society has been approved to be a part of ResQwalk! Download the app here: 

ResQwalk is a FREE mobile app that enables you to raise money and resources for animal welfare organizations in Canada and the United States, simply by walking. Each month they announce a ResQpool of cash and other resources that have been provided by corporate sponsors. In order to earn part of the pool for your favorite animal welfare organization, all you have to do is download the ResQwalk app, select Calgary Humane Society as your charity of choice, and start walking (or running or biking!)

Below are some of the common questions asked. If you have any others please check out their website.



How are funds divided?

At the end of the month the ResQpool is proportionally distributed to the ResQpartners based on miles/kilometers walked. For example, if a total of 1,000 km are walked in a month, and Charity A walks 800 km, and Charity B walks 200 km, then Charity A gets 80% of the ResQpool while Charity B gets 20%.


Is ResQwalk limited to walking (with a dog)?

No. You can participate in any distance-related activity, such as walking, running or biking, as long as the activity can be measured by GPS and involves a speed of less than 14 mph.  Currently, they are unable to track stationary equipment such as treadmills because you are not moving so GPS isn’t being used.


Does GPS consume the data on my phone?

No, GPS does not use data. The other app features, such as uploading a photo, do use data. If you are concerned about your data usage, please be sure to connect to Wi-Fi when uploading photos and/or interacting with features such as the News Feed and Leaderboard.



Calgary Humane Society announces plans to set new World Record

April 28, 2016

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

On June 4, 2016, as part of the 15th annual Dog Jog at South Glenmore Park, Calgary Humane Society will attempt to set a new World Record for the most dogs wearing bandannas.

The previous record was set by an SPCA in Australia in 2015, with 764 dogs wearing bandanas.

Calgary Humane is hoping to beat that record this June to put Calgary on the map!

To participate go to and register, because we need your help to set a new record and raise much needed funds for Calgary Humane Society and the more than 7,600 animals we help each year.


Dog Jog 2016 Poster-web

Who’s ready for a cocktail!



Hi everyone, it’s me, Duke!

I can’t believe it, but it’s almost here! This is the last week to buy your tickets to Cocktails for Critters!

I told you a few weeks ago that I was a little dog with a big dream: I’m out to change the world. I see a future where no animal experiences cruelty, abuse or neglect. I see a future where no more homeless animals is not just a dream, but a reality. Most importantly? I see a future where every animal is safe and loved. I know I can’t do this alone, but together, we can make this future happen. (more…)

Cocktails for Critters 2015: Hello again! It’s me, Duke!

hello it's me duke


Hello again! It’s me, Duke!

Remember me? I am your OFFICIAL 2015 Cocktails for Critters Spokesdog and for the last few months I’ve been sharing my story with you. In case you missed it, here is the review:

I was supposed to be a designer dog… but somewhere along the way things went wrong. When I was born my legs didn’t work properly and I couldn’t breathe well. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t play. Every day I struggled just to get enough air.

And that was my life for my first two years, until Calgary Humane Society saved me. I still remember the day everything changed. I was at home when some officers came to the house. They looked at me and all of the other dogs in the house. They promised they would help us. The day I was rescued I met a lot of nice people! I used my irresistible charm to make friends with all the ladies… nobody could resist my kisses!  (more…)

Gary Van Meowski Renames Dog Jog 2015 in Favor of Cats

Gary renames Dogjog


From the desk of Gary Van Meowski

June 10, 2015


In response to overwhelming support of the Catwalk 2015 campaign, spearheaded by the irreplaceable Gary Van Meowski, Official CHS office cat, premiere advice columnist and feline extraordinaire, Calgary Humane Society has elected to rename Dog

Jog 2015 and replace the event with Catwalk 2015.

This decision follows weeks of careful deliberation and Calgary Humane Society officials state that they believe the change will be positive.

“Let’s face it, dogs drool,” says Sage,the new communications manager, in response to the decision. “It’s time for more cats and less fleas.”

Anyone who was planning to be at Dog Jog 2015 is encouraged to wear a cat shirt instead. Or cat shoes. Whatever. Wear something with a cat on it.

All dogs will be immediately removed from the park.

Calgary Humane Society would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Gary Van Meowski who helped us to see the light and make this progressive change for the future.

Ask Gary Van Meowski: Dog Jog Edition!

Ask Gary

Hello Peoples,

It is I, Gary Van Meowski, official CHS office cat, premiere advice columnist, feline extraordinaire and 2014 Dog Jog victor. You may have noticed it has been a while since my last advice column on here. You have only the peoples to blame as they took away my laptop. Now I must write my columns by candlelight in the evening hours when the office is abandoned. Yes, it is difficult, but I remain committed to sharing my advice with you.

Many of you have sent me questions about Dog Jog lately, and I cannot blame you. As the 2014 Dog Jog victor I am clearly the most obvious choice for advice on Dog Jog (and so many other topics). So today, I am unlocking the mystery that is my wonderous mind for your benefit. (more…)