In Seattle, it seems like there is a 5K or marathon race every weekend, but – as you might guess – my favorite 5k of them all is the Furry 5K Fun Run and Walk benefitting the Seattle Animal Shelter.
See pictures from 2013 Furry 5K
It’s a dog lover’s paradise. Man and man’s best friend sharing a bond; walking and running in perfect harmony as far as the eye can see. Every time you turn around, you see a different breed and a different adorable, slobbery face (sometimes in costume!). There’s one thing that binds everyone together: a love and passion for taking care of our animal population.
This year’s race is this Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Seattle’s Seward Park. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry, you can register in-person the day of the race from 8:15-9:45 a.m.; timed runners must be registered by 9:30 a.m.
The Furry 5K directly helps dogs like my girl Maple. She’s at the shelter right now waiting to be adopted. The shelter, and all the volunteers, are taking such good care of Maple while she waits for her perfect companion.
I got a chance to walk with this Husky Mix last week. Boy, is she sweet, beautiful and what a charmer! She knows “sit,” “down,” and “shake” (and got lots of treats for her magnificent performances!) According to her Petfinder profile, “Maple is a beautiful, exuberant, statuesque girl who thinks she’s both a lap dog and a runway model! Maple is looking for experienced dog owners to welcome her into an active, stimulating home.”
As always, SAS gets many adoption requests. The adoption status of any dog could change at any time.