The GTHS 2023 Walk for Pets: A BIG Success!

We are proud to announce that GTHS Walk for Pets 2023 exceeded our fundraising goal of $120,000, with donations still arriving and being welcomed over the next few days. Thank you for your part in Walk for Pets success You are a community of pet champions, who are passionate about the programs and services of the GTHS. Thousands of pets in South Georgian Bay will be supported thanks to your tireless efforts. 

GTHS Pet Champions from all over South Georgian Bay came together for Walk for Pets 2023. 167 registrants and 35 teams and all their furry friends went the distance to directly fund day-to-day operations to support the pets that come into our care. 

The GTHS Walk for Pets Main Event was held at The Collingwood Brewery where animal lovers and their pets gathered and made memories in celebration of the GTHS. It was the perfect finish to our largest signature event of the year. 

Thank you to all our registrants, donors, event sponsors, volunteers, and in-kind partners. We cannot continue to do the work we do without you. You keep the lights on and let love shine at the GTHS.  

GTHS relies heavily on community fundraising. The success of our annual Walkathon ensures we keep providing innovative and customized compassionate care to the vulnerable pets and people of South Georgian Bay.  Supporting Walk for Pets means you will help support the programs and services of the GTHS, such as:  

  • The GTHS Hospital, which is one of the only low-cost spay/neuter hospitals operating in a wide geographic region that performs 2,500 surgeries annually. 
  • GTHS Access to Care Programs and Services that help keep 3,000 pets together with their families during emergencies and crisis and out of the shelter system.  
  • GTHS Lifelong Learning Programs which have impacted more than 2,000 youth through After School and online programming. 
  • GTHS Adoption Services, which helps find loving homes for 1,200 animals annually. 


Top Individuals 


Top Teams 


Blue “Walks For Pets” 2023 



Owen & Associates  


Bob Tail Cats 2023  



Mila Saves Pets  


Gayle Stucke  


Tarryn Lennox Real Estate 


Deanna Marshall 


GTHS Hospital Team  


Sonya Reichel  


GTHS Adoption Team  


Crazy Carole  


Spire Tea – Timmy & Lily 


Kristin Holmes  


The Bloodhound Gang 


Graham’s a good boy- Melissa Joynt 


Bergen’s Brigade  


Sue and Goldie  


Meridian Credit Union 


Joanne Brown  


Gladstone Farm Rides for GTHS 


This year’s Walk for Pets was brought to you by an amazing group of animal lovers, advocates, and fundraisers. 

Thank you to our formidable Event Committee for your creativity, integrity, and passion. We are FUREVER thankful for you! 


Joanne Brown | Andrea Foy | Jaclyn Jones | Jen Worrall l Daniela Schulze 

Thank you to our amazing Event Sponsors for championing this event!

Presenting Sponsor

Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc. 

Ignite Sponsor

Owen & Associates Inc.

Inspire Sponsors

Barriston Law | Boehringer Ingelheim | Meridian l Municipality of Meaford l Nestle Purina l Sensor Prasad Family| Tatham Engineering   

Initiate Sponsors

Baker Tilly l CIBC Collingwood

Media Sponsor

95.1 The Peak FM 

Community Sponsors

Beauty Marked Permanent Makeup l Benefitting Best Friends l Georgian Spirits Company l Blue Mountain Medium l Blue Mountain Raw l Bock Property Management Group l Bruce Wine Bar l Buff-It Detailing l Captured by Kirsten l Central Detailing l Cheezed Blue Mountain l Cindy Lewis & Associates l Coast to Coast Plumbing l Collingwood Home Hardware l Cowan & Vaillancourt LLP l Creemore Springs Brewery l De Palma & Associates Legal Services l Dogs at Blue l Eagles Weed Control l Free Spirit Tours l Georgian Design Centre l Georgian Shores Dental l Heal Human Canine l Hot Mess Boutique l Jane Moysey, Royal LePage Locations North l Nicky’s Doughnuts l Olea Health l Painting by Michael l Park Sign l SafeK9Services l See Sawyer Run l Sunnidale Kennels l The Collingwood Brewery l The Dog Club Suites l The Tucker Wilson Group Scotia Wealth l Thornbury Bakery l Time Ward The Mortgage Centre l WSP l Young Project Management and Design Inc l Captured by Kirsten l Royal Canin l Park Sign 

In-Kind Donations

Dave West | Loblaws | Boston Pizza | Mullin’s Pet Market  

Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!