Sunset Cliffs Animal Hospital | 5K Paw Walk in the Garden
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5K Paw Walk in the Garden

Take a stroll through the beautiful 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden with your favorite pooch! 

The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for the sixth annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden.” Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37-acre garden with their dog(s) in tow.

The route winds through the spectacular garden areas including California Native Plants, Australia, the Canary Islands, Hawaii, bamboo, tropical fruit, and palm canyon. Due to the construction at the Hamilton Children’s Garden, this event will be starting at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum (across Ecke Ranch Road from Hamilton Children’s Garden).

There will be pet products, food (for people), treats (for dogs), lots of great information for dog lovers, and (of course) dogs and puppies!”

  • Adult Walker - $32.00

    18+ years.
    Ticket price, per person.

  • Youth Walker - $21.00

    Under 18 years.
    Ticket price, per person.

  • Adult RCHS Volunteer - $21.00

    18+ years. RCHS Volunteer Discount.
    Ticket price, per person.

  • Adult Botanic Garden Member - $21.00

    18+ years. SDBG Member Discount.
    Ticket price, per person.

  • Youth Botanic Garden Member - $14.00

    Under 18 years. SDBG Youth Member Discount.
    Ticket price, per person.

Saturday February 17th, 8:00a – 11:00a

All Participants check in at the San Diego Heritage Museum

450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

Know Before You Go:

  • Doors open at 8am to view vendors, take pictures, have breakfast, and partake in contests.
  • First walk will begin at 9:00a, where the walk will start into the San Diego Botanic Gardens.
  • Last call to start walking will be 11:00a, but the gardens will remain open until 12:00p.
  • This event is held RAIN or SHINE

* Proceeds benefit the San Diego Botanic Garden and the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

About the Beneficiaries:

Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, San Diego Botanic Garden features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, firesafe landscaping, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. The Hamilton Children’s Garden was opened in June 2011, the largest interactive children’s garden on the West Coast.

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3, charitable organization that runs through donation only as they are not tax nor government funded. Their goal is to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet over-population and responsible companion animal care. The Rancho Coastal Humane Society provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs, and an animal safehouse program for the survivors of domestic violence.