Million Dog March

San Francisco, California
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Million Dog March
Sunday, June 02, 2013 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

McLaren Park -- Meet at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
40 John F. Shelley Drive
San Francisco, California 94134
United States

Map and Directions

About the Event

Join us in San Francisco's McLaren Park on Sunday, June 2 for the first ever Million Dog March, a fabulously large dog walk and festival of fun and games, and help us:

*Break the Guinness World Record for largest dog walk
*Show the size and passion of the Bay Area dog community
*Stand up for our right to walk with our dogs in city parks, federal recreation areas and other public spaces
*Raise money for Friends of Animal Care and Control
*Enjoy a great time in one of San Francisco's most beautiful yet underutilized parks

See Additional Information below for more details.


$25 pre-registration/$30 day of the event. Includes registration for one dog and its human family members as well as a t-shirt for you and a bandana for your doggie. You can register additional dogs for $10 each by clicking the registration button. For safety reasons, all dogs must be on leash during the march.

Proceeds Benefit Friends of ACC

Any funds that exceed the cost of hosting the event will benefit the Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control, to help city shelter animals.

Location and Directions

McLaren Park in San Francisco. Walk will begin at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Parking Lot, 40 John F. Shelley Drive. FROM 101 SOUTH: take the Paul Avenue exit. After the stop sign, go straight up the hill about 8 blocks, where you'll see a sign for the park. Look for signs for the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, which will be to your right. FROM 101 NORTH: take the Third Street exit. Immediately veer left onto Bayshore Blvd. At the first light, go left onto Paul Ave. Go under the freeway. At the light, go left onto San Bruno Ave. Go two blocks to the stop sign, make a right turn onto Mansell Street. Go up the hill about 8 blocks, where you'll see a sign for the park. Look for signs for the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, which will be to your right.

There is ample parking on Shelly Drive and Mansell Streets.

Event hosts and sponsors

Sponsored by Zynga, Pet Food Express, Yelp, K9 Scrub Club, Pet Camp, the San Francisco SPCA, the Park Cafes and Citipets.

Media sponsors: The Bark, 7 x 7, Bay Woof, the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Hosted by SFDOG, a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible dog guardianship, offers educational programs for both dog guardians and the general public, and works for increased off-leash recreation opportunities for responsible dog guardians and their canine companions. Founded in 1976, SFDOG is still going strong today.

Endorsed by 
dog groups throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Crissy Field Dog Group, DogPAC of San Francisco, Dolores Park Dogs, Ft. Funston Dog Walkers, Grateful Dogs Rescue, ODOG-Oakland Dog Owners Group, Ocean Beach DOG, Marin Unleashed, McLaren DOG, Montara Dog Group, Muttville, Point Isabel DOG, the Professional Dog Walkers Association, Save Off Leash Dog Walking, Wonder Dog Rescue.

Additional Information

The Million Dog March will be a beautiful three-mile walk in McLaren Park, through grassy fields, around scenic lakes, under redwoods, over charming wooden bridges, and along trails with some spectacular views of San Francisco. After the walk, there will be a festival hosted by KOFY TV’s Celeste Perry with music by The Blue Swamis, greetings from local politicians, vendors and information tables, and games and activities for you and your dog. Have a photo taken of you and your dog. Let your dog try her paw at some agility equipment, go bobbing for tennis balls to win a prize, or see his furry face as a caricature.

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? The Million Dog March will provide a unique opportunity to its sponsors. Contact Beth Dempewolf,, for sponsorship levels and accompanying benefits.


Contact Information


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