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Animals on Broadway

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Broadway Plaza
1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

10 am - Walk Check-In
10:30 am - Walk Begins
11 am - Festival Begins
1 pm - Festival Ends

Animals on Broadway (AOB) fundraiser, walk, and festival is an annual opportunity to gather the whole family — including your pet — to save lives! Every dollar raised makes a lifesaving difference for animals who rely on us for a second chance. We are so excited to walk together again in person!

Fundraise as an individual or join a team to help raise $100,000 for ARF's lifesaving programs.

For vendor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Animals on Broadway? Animals on Broadway is a peer-to-peer fundraiser where anyone who loves animals can raise critical funds for all ARF's lifesaving programs.

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What is Animals on Broadway?

Animals on Broadway is a peer-to-peer fundraiser where anyone who loves animals can raise critical funds for all ARF's lifesaving programs. The fundraising portion of the event takes place either online or through donation forms, March 15-May 22. On May 22 we'll come together for a socially-distanced festival at Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza to celebrate our fundraising accomplishments.

Where can I park?

Broadway Plaza guest parking is available in the Main Street Parking Garage and in the South Broadway. Parking Garages on both the Nordstrom and Macy's sides, seven days a week. The first three hours are free, no validation required. For more information, please visit Broadway Plaza's website.

The virtual festival is the online version of the Animals on Broadway festival you know and love. Businesses, animal rescue organizations, and ARF will be hosting virtual booths full of information, deals, and adorable animals.

When can I pick up my fundraising prizes?

Fundraising prizes will be available for pickup anytime between 11 am and 1 pm at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA on Sunday, May 22.

Do I need to have a dog with me to participate?

No! We welcome you to join the walk, visit the festival, and support ARF with or without your pets.

May I walk with a stroller?

Yes! Strollers are welcome in the pet walk and festival.

What are the rules of the pet walk?

  1. Pets must be at least four months old.
  2. Current vaccinations and rabies licensing required.
  3. All pets must be on a six-foot or shorter leash (no retractable leashes) and under your control at all times.
  4. Please leave pets in heat at home.
  5. Pet water bowls will be provided.
  6. Monitor your pet for heat sensitivity.
  7. Be considerate - pick up after your pet.

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Fundraising Prizes

Everyone who commits to raising money for Animals on Broadway can receive prizes! Prizes are cumulative, so the more money you raise, the more S'Wag you earn. The top three individual fundraisers will also be recognized and awarded.

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Everyone who commits to raising money for Animals on Broadway can receive prizes! Prizes are cumulative, so the more money you raise, the more S'Wag you earn. The top three individual fundraisers will also be recognized and awarded. Here is a look at the prizes our generous fundraisers will receive:

$50 A commemorative, collectable AOB bandana — the proud badge of an annual Animals on Broadway participant.
$100 + a commemorative, collectable AOB t-shirt.
$250 + an AOB S'Wag bag with gifts for you and your four-legged friends.
$500 + a $25 gift certificate to ARF's in-house Lou Russa Boutique.
$750 + a tile on ARF's Honor Wall, located in the garden outside ARF's headquarters.
$1000 + a luxury pet bed for your furry friend.
$2500 + two tickets to ARF's fall gala, Wine & Whiskers (date TBA).
$5000 + professional photo shoot for your pet. The photo will be displayed at ARF and entered for free into ARF's 2021 Sit, Stay, Smile Photo Contest this summer.

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Fundraising Competitions

Every dollar raised at Animals on Broadway leads to more lives saved! It wouldn't be AOB without some competition for fundraising challenges.

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Every dollar raised at Animals on Broadway leads to more lives saved! It wouldn't be AOB without some competition for fundraising challenges.

Individual Competitions

  • First ten people to register will win five free raffle tickets to use at the event.
  • First 15 people to raise $50 win a free ticket to AOB's Wine Not? wine pull to receive a random bottle of wine valued over $20.
  • First five people who raise $100 will be entered for a chance to win a collection of ARF swag.
  • First ten people who raise $200 will be entered to win a dog or cat gift basket valued at $200.
  • First five people who raise $500 will be entered to win naming rights for ARF's next litter of puppies or kittens.
  • The top two individual fundraisers (one cat, one dog) will have their animal featured as the 2023 AOB mascot.

Team Competitions

  • All teams will have signs available to rep their team during the walk. First team to register ten members receives ARF baseball caps for each member.
  • First team to raise $1,000 wins a wine tasting certificate for 4 at both VJB Vineyard & Wellington Cellars.
  • First team to raise $2,500 wins coffee and donuts for ten to kick-off the walk on event day.
  • First team to raise $5,000 wins custom Animals on Broadway team t-shirts.
  • The team that raises the most will be invited to a private Yappy Hour at ARF.

 

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Why Support ARF?

Founded in 1991, ARF has placed more than 46,000 dogs and cats with loving homes, and has kept families together and prevented thousands of pets from entering shelters. ARF is a privately-funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Founded in 1991, ARF has placed more than 46,000 dogs and cats with loving homes, and has kept families together and prevented thousands of pets from entering shelters. ARF is a privately-funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ARF has earned the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator for 13 consecutive years – a milestone only one percent of charities have achieved. ARF is also the number one ranked celebrity-related charity for donors.

Where Does Your Donation Go?

  • $1,000 funds one full rescue run to save up to 50 animals.
  • $500 rescues a litter of puppies and a litter of kittens.
  • $250 provides one month of prescription food for a shelter animal with medical needs.
  • $150 covers the cost of one dog's spay or neuter surgery.
  • $65 provides vaccines, flea treatment, and dewormer for one cat.

Fiscal Year 2020-21 Stats

  • 1,207 cats and dogs rescued
  • 1,898 animals spayed/neutered
  • 44 animals paired with Veterans through Pets and Vets
  • 164 Veterans' pets served by ARF's veterinary clinic for free
  • 245 charitable veterinary exams provided to low-income pet guardians
  • 321 families served by the ARF Pet Safety Net
  • 831 cats and dogs in foster homes
  • 23,669 total days of fostering

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