Join the pet walk raising money for Charleston Animal Society’s medical fund.


Paws in the Park Pet Walk! Scheduled for November 16th at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, Charleston Animal Society is hoping you will join and help set the record for the largest pet walk in state history!

“We are walking for the abused, hungry and abandoned animals in our community,” said Charleston Animal Society Director of Special Projects & Business Partnerships Elena Lawson. “We will have bands, oysters, food trucks, beer & wine, a kid’s zone and a ‘gray muzzle’ lounge and track for senior dogs to relax on.”

Paws in the Park is a fun/run festival for animals with a Walk, 5k Run, music and food, Beer & wine, vendors and a kid/adult fun zone. People are encouraged to sign-up, form a team and then raise money for Toby’s Fund, Charleston Animal Society’s medical fund.

“We are encouraging everyone to reach out to friends and family and raise money for Toby’s Fund. Every $400 raised saves a life,” said Lawson. “Imagine how many lives we could save together. We could make a huge impact for the animals in our community!"

Signing Up is Easy!

It’s easy to participate, just go to

Vendor and Sponsor opportunities are selling out fast so don’t miss this opportunity to have your business in front of thousands of animal advocates.

If you can't get out and walk – no worries! Be a virtual walker and help animals of the Lowcountry by forming a fundraising-only team. “If you are going to be out of town that day or have previous plans but still want to help the animals, form a virtual team and walk with us in spirit,” said Lawson.

Walk the Walk for Homeless Animals

With every step, these walkers and runners will be helping homeless animals get the medical care they so desperately need. We are counting on you to help them raise money by donating to one of the participating teams.

YOU can make a big difference in the lives of the animals helped by Toby's Fund each year. More than $500,000 is spent on heartworms, emergency operations, vaccines and other necessary treatments.

Freddy is one example of many. He came to Charleston Animal Society with burns on 2/3 of his body. Thanks to treatment made possible by Toby's Fund, his wounds healed and he is now in a loving home here in Charleston.

Please get involved by either walking, running or donating to a team. Help make this the most successful Pet Walk ever in South Carolina!

Chili Cook-Off Returns in 2020!

Don’t worry Chili fans! The 20th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Oyster roast isn’t going away, just moving to November 21st, 2020 at North Charleston Riverfront Park. The event has grown so much and become so successful that we decided to celebrate our 20th year in 2020!