Australia’s biggest dog day out!

Australia’s biggest dog day out!

Have you heard? On 21 May 2017, Million Paws Walk will gather all dog lovers to make a stand for animals in need! Regular walk routes will be transformed into a celebration of man’s best friend and people like you will become the voice for animal welfare.

Million Paws Walk is RSPCA NSW’s largest annual event, where 100 per cent of funds raised through event activities, donations, merchandise sales and your own fundraising efforts go directly towards helping animals in need. Your contributions will help care for more than 35,000 animals who enter our shelters every year. You will also help keep our inspectors on the road, run education and support programs, and improve the welfare of animals every day.

The RSPCA is also doing something extra special this year called the Million Paws Challenge! From 20 April to 20 May, fundraisers and their dogs will walk a million paws to raise funds and awareness for animal welfare. Let your friends and family know that you’re making a difference and get them to sponsor your effort.


In 1994, the very first Million Paws Walk event was launched in Queensland by Dr Cam Day, who believed a special event involving animals walking together would be a fun day for both pets and their owners. Dr Day also believed it would promote responsible pet ownership, as well as raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA. Since then, Million Paws Walk has expanded significantly to become the RSPCA's biggest fundraising event, with more than 70 walks held across Australia each year!

So, what are you waiting for? Find your local walk and register at!


   See you there!


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  1. The initiative runs in New South Wales only from 24 February to 26 February 2017 inclusive.
  2. The initiative applies to all animals available for adoption at RSPCA NSW shelters, Care Centres and participating Petbarn Adoption Centres only. The initiative does not extend to RSPCA NSW animals offered for adoption through RSPCA Volunteer branches.
  3. Animals adopted during the initiative are subject to availability. Should all available animals be rehomed prior to the end of the initiative, the offer will no longer be honoured. No rainchecks are available.
  4. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  5. RSPCA NSW retains the right to refuse an adoption if it does not comply with standard operational processes.
  6. A maximum of two adoption animals may be adopted by any household.
  7. No animal will be placed on hold for any period. Adoption must be by personal attendance at one of the abovementioned facilities.
  8. Photographic personal identification must be presented at the time of adoption.
  9. A suitable carry cage must be used to transport birds, felines and small animals, including pocket pets, from the premises and during the journey home. If you do not have access to an appropriate carrier, you can purchase a carrier at the time of adopting your companion. Cardboard carriers are available to purchase for $10 from RSPCA shelters and Care Centres while stocks last.
  10. Suitable leads and harnesses must be used to transport canines from the premises. Canines must be appropriately restrained within the vehicle for the journey home. If you do not have access to an appropriate lead and harness, suitable equipment is available for purchase at the time of adoption while stocks last.
  11. Suitable transport for livestock and horses must be considered prior to adoption, and animals must be collected on the day of adoption.
  12. We understand that sometimes, despite your and RSPCA NSW’s best endeavours, your new pet doesn’t settle into your lifestyle. For this reason, you can return any animal to a RSPCA NSW shelter within 21 days from the time of collection to receive a replacement authorisation in accordance with our replacement policy, or a refund of the adoption fee paid. Please note: merchandise purchased cannot be returned as part of the replacement of an animal. Should a product be faulty, you can return that product, in its original condition, to the facility you purchased the merchandise from within seven (7) days and RSPCA NSW will replace that item.