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Harbor Hounds charity dog walk set for Sept. 12 in Gig Harbor

Registration is now open for the 14th annual Harbor Hounds Charity Dog Walk, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 in downtown Gig Harbor.

Dog walkers and their pooches can register as part of a team, which will allow family and friends to make pledges in support of the walk.

The walk’s route will follow the waterfront between Skansie Park and Donkey Creek Park. Sponsor booths will line the walk and raffle cards will be given to each team that will be stamped along the route for a chance to win Harbor Hounds prize packages.

The event will also feature several dog contests including Best Tricks, Best Kisser (dogs only), Best Tail Wagger and Best Dressed.

This event will go on rain or shine. Owners are asked to ensure that their dogs have recent required vaccinations, to clean up after their pets and keep pets leashed throughout the event.

All event proceeds from sponsors, registration and pledges will be donated to The Prison Pet Partnership, local Gig Harbor charities and international projects that are supported by the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club.

More information and registration can be found online at