The first ever 5K Paw Walk in the Garden allowed dogs and their owners to stroll through the San Diego Botanic Garden together. Proceeds of the event will benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG).
RCHS Community Liaison Nick Winfrey noted, “We’re still counting the spare change, but we’re confident that the event raised more than $7,000.”
The 5 kilometer / 3.1 mile course began in the Hamilton Children’s Garden then wove through bamboo, native plants and flowering trees. Most participants chose scenery over speed. The “Top Dog” award was presented to the Drake Center for Veterinary Care for having the largest team of walkers.