Walk, play, eat & stay: Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash is turning 30!

By: DogTrekker Staff
Dog at DogTrekker booth at Doggy Dash

Join the Sacramento SPCA’s 30th annual Doggy Dash at William Land Park on Saturday, April 22, 2023! Dog-gone fun festivities include a 2k/5k dog walk and the popular Bark in the Park Pet Festival—complete with food, drinks, games, demos, prizes, chances to meet adoptable dogs, and much more.

Your Doggy Dash registration and participation help the Sacramento SPCA provide direct care to more than 35,000 animals in the community each year. Funds raised at this annual event provide medical care to sick and injured animals, plus low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter services, behavior training, and humane education.

After Bark in the Park

After the festival, Visit Sacramento invites you and your pup to sample local restaurants and play, eat and stay at the city’s dog-passionate hotels. Sacramento and its Big Backyard is so dog-gone dog-friendly that you will indeed want to stay an extra day or three. Not too far away from William Land Park (where Doggy Dash is held), you will find Sacramento’s top tourist destination: The Old Sacramento Waterfront.

Eat near Doggy Dash

Sacramento, known to fans as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital,” has several dynamic restaurant rows with noteworthy dog-friendly dining. Many Sacramento restaurants roll out the red carpet for pups and their people, offering comfortable patios and delightful amenities for four-legged guests. Scott’s on the River, not far from the Doggy Dash festivities, is a DogTrekker favorite with outdoor seating. Other options include Selland’s Market CafeMeet & EatTower CafeDrake’s: The Barn, and Urban Roots Brewing.

Stay near Doggy Dash

The Westin Sacramento is just minutes from William Land Park and the 30th anniversary Doggy Dash celebration. It’s set on the river, right next to Scott’s on the River. Capitol Park, a 40-acre urban preserve surrounding the Capitol building, is a great place to explore while in Sacramento. It’s conveniently close to several hotels, including the Citizen HotelKimpton Sawyer Hotel, the Westin Sacramento, and others.


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