SPCA New Zealand

SPCA Moonwalkers Dog Walk - Auckland (City)

Sunday 4th November at 10am
Western Park, Ponsonby; entrance at 9 Ponsonby Rd

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Featuring a group walk with your dog, this is the perfect opportunity to get inspired and meet your fellow moonwalkers. There will be extra surprises on the day, making it the perfect way to kick-start your kilometres.

Course distance: 3.1km

Ease of course: Very easy, course is mostly on footpaths through the park and along Ponsonby Rd, with 2 road crossings.

Wheelchair/pram accessible: yes

Offleash areas: there are no offleash areas for dogs

Parking: On street throughout Ponsonby (no dedicated parking for the event so make sure to give yourself time in the morning to find a park)

Wet weather date: the event will be cancelled in the case of extreme weather, we’ll continue with light rain

Facilities: public toilets located at Western Park, children’s playground, picnic tables, cafes, shops

Contact: for more information about the Central Auckland event, contact fundraise4spca@spca.nz

Important information:

  • Be sure to have your pedometers and fitness trackers turned on so you can start logging your kilometres!
  • Wear sensible walking gear and prepare for wet weather.
  • The SPCA encourages all dogs to be fully vaccinated before participating. If you’re not sure, check with your vet.
  • For your dog’s safety, and the safety of others, please only bring your dog to the day if they are well socialised and comfortable around big groups of people and dogs.
  • All dogs must be onleash.
  • There will be a doggy rest station at the start/finish line with extra water, shade and some time-out space for those that need it.
  • First aiders and volunteer marshals will be present on the day.
  • Your pet pedometer will be available to collect from your nearest event.

These events are exclusively for Moonwalkers and you must have your wristband from your welcome pack to participate.

Check out the details below for your nearest event.

If you can’t make it to your local event, or isn’t one in your area, why not invite some friends to join you and your dog in the first weekend of November to celebrate the launch of Walk Your Dog to the Moon! You can download resources from the resource page to help you plan your own walk. We can also mail you your doggy welcome pack, including your dog’s very own pedometer. Simply email fundraise4spca@spca.nz.

SPCA Moonwalkers Dog Walk Checklist:

  • Pedometers to count those steps
  • Poopbags
  • Dog bandana
  • Water for your dog
  • Walking Shoes
  • Wristband for each walker
  • Collar (with ID tags)
  • Leash as the walk will be on leash even in the off-leash areas due the amount of dogs present

Who can attend?

Anyone registered for Walk Your Dog to the Moon can come along to the Moonwalkers events. Make sure to bring your wristband which is in your welcome pack. You can also pick up your doggy pedometer on the day to start counting your dog's kms too. '

Can I take part without a dog?

Yes absolutely, the more the merrier! Remember to bring your wristband to show that you've registered.

How do these events tie into Walk Your Dog to the Moon?

These events are celebrating the launch of our new national fundraising campaign and are an opportunity for you to connect with fellow moonwalkers. We hope attending this event will inspire you to dig in throughout November, collecting kms and raising vital funds for animals that need our help.

How do I fundraise?

Simply share your online fundraising page with friends and family to start collecting donations. You can share this page before November if you're keen maximise your fundraising! There are further tips on how to fundraise in your welcome pack and on the "Resource" page of this website.

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