Sun August 30, 2020 Barrington, IL 60010 US Directions


511 Lake Zurich Road
Citizens Park, Jewel Tea Pavilion
Barrington, IL US 60010


Dash for the Dogs **Virtual 5K**

Animal House Shelter's 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk!


Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter in Huntley, IL. Dash for the Dogs allows us to raise funds necessary to cover the cost of our animals’ medical expenses and overall care.

Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Due to COVID, we are no longer able to have the Dash for Dogs as an in person event.  We are extremely disappointed, but we believe in safety first.  Thank you for being so patient and understanding with the date change and now going virtual.

As with a typical virtual race, you can run or walk at whatever location and time that suits you.  We are asking that you complete your 5k (3.1 miles) between August 30th - September 7th.  BEFORE YOU RUN/WALK, please download the app on your phone - WoofTrax.  WoofTrax is an app that logs your distance and time while donating to an animal shelter.  This app can even be used after the race for any other walks or runs you do!  Once you download the app, enter your information, choose Animal House Shelter as your chosen charity.  MAKE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR PHONE WITH YOU ON YOUR RUN/WALK TO LOG YOUR DASH FOR THE DOG 5K time.  AFTER YOU RUN/WALK, send a screenshot of your time to  This will qualify you for our top finisher prizes. Please have your times sent in by September 7th!!!  Winners will be announced September 10th.

******PRE-PAWTY PACKET PICK UP - Since we can't see everyone for the race, we thought it would be nice to say thank you in person while handing out everyone's race shirts, medal and goodie bag.  BUT WHY NOT MAKE IT A PAWTY TOO???

LOCATION: Sew Hop'd - One Union Special Plaza, Suite 113, Huntley, Illinois, 60142

Date: Saturday, August 29th

Time: 3pm - 7pm

We will have tables set up in the parking lot where we will maintain social distancing when handing out race packets.  BUT Why not make it a family night or date night out with Doctor Dogs food truck and Sew Hop'd's patio and inside dinning available for snacks and beverages.  Sew Hop'd's patio is also dog friendly!!!

If you can't make the PAWTY, we will have a secondary packet pick up September 12 & 13 at Animal House Shelter during our Yard Sale and Low Cost Vaccine Vet Event 10am - 3pm.

Registration is STILL OPEN!!!  Sign up before August 10th to secure a race shirt.  Sign ups after August 10th, race shirts will be on a first come first serve basis.  All registrants get a medal!!!

Cost: $35 registration, free for children under 10 years old

          $25 for groups of 10 or more who register online
          Earn a $10 refund for every 5 people who register with your referral link (provided once you register)

The top overall female and male finishers receive a special award. Also, the top fundraiser receives a special award!

Dogs are encouraged to participate in the run or walk too!!

All finishers will receive a participation medal! 


We invite you to create your own fundraising page to help us save lives and spread awareness. This is a great option for those who choose not to run or walk in the 5k. Check out our prizes for fundraisers!

Animal House Shelter


About Animal House Shelter

Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter. We rescue 98% of our dogs and cats from animal control facilities with high rates of euthanasia. We rescue animals regardless of age, breed, or known health problems and rehabilitate them mentally and physically. We provide full veterinary care to all of our animals which can include surgeries and procedures costing thousands of dollars. Animal House Shelter is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We have rescued over 45,000 dogs and cats since we opened in 2002. 

Address: Animal House Shelter, 13005 Ernesti Road, Huntley, IL 60142                                                                 

Hours: Sunday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm and Saturday 9 am - 7 pm. Website:


About Animal Rescue

For every animal we rescue, there are hundreds more that we have to turn away due to limited space and resources. Each year, about 7.3 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters nationwide and another 2.7 million are euthanized. That’s 7,397 dogs and cats being euthanized each day! We can do more with your help. Please help Animal House Shelter continue to save the lives of so many homeless animals.


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