Thank You to the 10th Anniversary GTHS Walkathon Champions

We are proud to announce that this year’s 10th Anniversary GTHS Walkathon has raised upwards of $90,000, with donations still being received through this week. Thank you GTHS Champions. You are a community of champions. Love really does live in this community.

Walkathon Week took place from July 31st – August 6th with 141 registrants, 23 teams and all their furry companions! GTHS Champions went the distance in support of the homeless, hungry and hurting animals of South Georgian Bay.

The 10th Anniversary GTHS Walkathon in-person walk was held at the 2022 Tails of the Mountain Pet Festival, where animal lovers and their pets gathered and made memories in celebration of GTHS. It was the perfect finish to an incredible Walkathon event week.

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 GTHS.

GTHS relies entirely 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. Over the course of this year your fundraising efforts, including the 10th Anniversary GTHS Walkathon, will have the ability to impact the community as follows:

  • Providing shelter to 1,500 homeless animals
  • Spaying/neutering 2,700 pets and feral cats
  • Keeping 420 pets with their families during crisis
  • Impacting ~2,000 youth through our humane education programs
  • Ensuring ~320 families have food for their pets when struggling with finances

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP FUNDRAISERS TO-DATE (final results to be updated Aug 13th)


Top Individuals Top Teams
1. Bob Tail Cat’s $8,450 1. The Reichel Family Fundraiser $5,000
2. Barbara & Blue IMO Hunter $5,475 2. In Honour of Mulligan $3,720
3. Sonya Reichel $4,500 3. Tatham Trotters $2,607
3. Unconditional Love $2,315 4. GTHS Hospital Team $1,765
5. For Emmi & Bruce $2,060 5. Rioux Baker – Clairwood Collingwood $1,720
6. In Honour of Mulligan Wendy Williams $1,500 6. BDO Barking Dogs Odyssey $1,070
7. Kelly O’Neill, Audrey Hopkins & Wilson Kenny $1,070 7. Keleher & Co $   960
8. In Honour of Mulligan Janet MacIntyre $   970 8. The Boyd Gang $   800
9. In Honour of Mulligan Lynne Seawright $   950 9. TAT – Scholte Real Estate Team $   700
10. Amber $   860 10. Friends of George $   695

This year’s Walkathon 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 |Kristin Holmes | Jaclyn Jones | Abigail Krogman | Lisa Stucke| Jen Worrall

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


Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.


Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle


Barriston Law | Boehringer Ingelheim | Keleher & Co. | Sensor Tech & Prasad Family|


BDO Collingwood | CIBC Collingwood | In Memory of Deeks Henry | Mullin’s Pet Market | Municipality of Meaford |Nestle Purina Canada | Tatham Engineering


97.7 Max FM


Andrew’s Copy & Print |Baker Tilly SGB LLP | Buff-It Detailing| By the Bay |Captured by Kirsten |Cari’s Cleaning | Chestnut Park Cheryl Morrison | Cindy Lewis and Associates | Clearlite Electric |Coast to Coast Plumbing |Collingwood Home Hardware | Cowan & Vaillancourt LLP | DB Trail Blazers |Dogs at Blue | Eagles Weed Control | EyezOn Corporation| Georgian Granite Works | Georgian Shores Dental | Gotcha! Photo Studios | Hosting Blue Property Management | Hutchesson Appraisals |In Memory of Ashley Pam Odam| In Memory of Honey Pam Odam| In Memory of Honey Brian Ford | Jane Moysey, Royal LePage Locations North | Jenn Hair | Joanne Brown, Sales Representative, Clairwood Real Estate | Optimair Sheet Metal | Tucker Willson Group Scotia Wealth Management |See Sawyer Run | Tim Ward Mortgage| True North HR Consulting Inc. | Wintergreen Landscape Management | WSP


Michael Gray-Wheeler | Eve Krogman | Tails of the Mountain 2022



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!