Run With the Big Dogs
Run with the Big Dogs (RWTBD) was started in 1997 as a way to raise funds to help the Pocatello Animal Shelter get a much needed new building. In February 2015, with the help of the citizens of Pocatello, that goal was met. However, all involved in RWTBD had so much fun that we decided to continue to hold the event annually.
All funds raised by the event are used for local animals and animal advocacy organizations in addition to those that are temporarily housed at the Pocatello Animal Shelter which directly benefit through programs such as the Second Chance Fund, Pocatello Pets 4 Vets, and Katie's Old Friends.
Run with the Big Dogs is a 2k walk/run or 5k run. Registrants may walk/run with or without a dog or in memory of a beloved pet. Pre-registrants receive a t-shirt and a "doggy bag" full of freebies. Dogs who participate receive a bandanna (while supplies last). All registrants are also entered into a prize drawing (registrants must be present to win)
The day includes vendors, a silent auction, splash pools for dogs and refreshments for both humans and dogs.