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"Why should the Hoomans get all the fun?" I swear my dog asks me this at least twice a day. Now, we can all go home and tell our furry friends they are invited to the pawty too! On this site, you can register for the Dog Division of the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee.
Don't have a dog? You're probably looking to register for the GVRAT and can do so here: GVRAT
The rules are simple; register your pup, walk, run or hike as often as possible, track your mileage and help care for shelter pets. You read that right, each registration from the dog division goes directly to Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, TN. While you're able to track your pups mileage and progress on the map each day, there are no awards for this division other than the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you help a homeless, lost or neglected dog find a loving home. You and your pup will still receive the same amazing support as those participating in The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee.
Each year, nearly 10,000 animals come to Young-Williams Animal Center in need of shelter, care and a loving family. As the municipal shelter for both Knox County and the City of Knoxville, we accept every animal, regardless of breed, health, size or age. Animals come to us scared and injured every day. It is our job to care for them, to heal them and to help them build trusting relationships with humans. We provide so much more than shelter; it’s within our walls that animals find safety, compassion and empathy. Here, broken bones and broken hearts begin to heal. Here, at Young-Williams, animals are given a chance for a happily ever after.
Our vision is a home for every pet, and when you register your pup for the Great Virtual Dog Race Across Tennessee you're helping us make that vision reality. With every run, walk or hike you take, you’re giving these animals a chance at a better, healthier life and a loving home.
Thank you for your support. We are so excited to see the collective mileage from hundreds of pet lovers and the impact it creates for the animals in our care.
- Young-Williams Animal Center
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