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31st Annual "Virtual" K9 Classic

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 — June 13th, 2020

Early Morning, Late Evening or anytime in between!

El Paso, TX - Wherever You Are

Walk with us in our first virtual K-9 Classic!

Event Details

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and El Paso’s continuing efforts to stay safe, the Humane Society of El Paso will be hosting its 31st Annual K-9 Classic as a virtual event. You can complete your walk on your own any time between May 23- 30. A canine companion is not required but highly encouraged. Submitting a distance and time for your distance is optional. 

With many of us working from home, COVID-19 has been a field day for dogs. All proceeds from the K-9 Classic support HSEP’s programs, including the shelter, housing 200 animals; our foster program for puppies, kittens, and special needs animals; the kitten nursery; our end-of-life services; vacation camps for children and youth. For a $25 registration fee, you can support HSEP’s programs, enjoy a run with your dog, and have a chance to win great prizes.  

Even though we can’t be together for this walk, we hope you’ll help us continue the spirited tradition of the K-9 Classic. Pick your favorite route, grab a leash, and be sure to document your walk/run using #K9Classic2020

Enter and vote in our photo contest for a chance to win awesome prizes!


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Click each category below to vote for your favorite pet photo by May 30th!

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This year we will also be honoring the service and sacrifice of America's Military Dogs. It is our pleasure to announce that $5 from each registration will be donated to Working Dogs for Vetsa program providing service dogs and training to disabled heroes in need, empowering them as they return to civilian life with newfound independence; reducing suicide and overcrowding in animal shelters. 

First 75 registrations will receive an exclusive HSEP K-9 Classic t-shirt. All participants receive a certificate of completion with an HSEP pet bandana. Participants will be contacted during the first week of June to schedule a curbside pick up for their items.

Register Online for the K9 Classic

For a $25 registration fee, you can support HSEP’s programs, enjoy a run with your dog, and have a chance to win great prizes.

All online transactions are encrypted using SSL technology. Your donation is tax deductible. A receipt will be sent to your email upon completion of your donation.