This year’s Furry Skurry to include goat yoga, dog bone bar and kitten nursery

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

Calling all Superheroes! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is fighting animal homelessness and needs your help to find forever homes to all animals.

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Lace up your sneakers. Tie on your cape. Grab your super pooch and sign up today for the 27th annual Furry Skurry 5K walk/run to benefit the pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, the area’s largest no-kill animal welfare agency. This is one of the LARGEST animal events in the Miami Valley!!

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This family-friendly and pet-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 26 at the Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road. Come as an individual, family or a team and celebrate pets during this exciting and fun-filled event.

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Not able to attend? Don’t worry! They also have Virtual Walker/Runner options so that you can experience all the goodies without being at the event!

Jessica and Jeff Singleton attend Furry Skurry with their two dogs Wrigley (left) and Daisy (right). Both dogs were adopted from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Photo by Jessica Garringer(

What better way to ring in the unofficial start of summer than with a run around the park with your super sidekick dog?! Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m. A more casual 1-mile walk will follow at the 5K race.

All 5K participants will receive a free pancake breakfast, T-shirt, swag bag and finisher medal. Want a truly super experience? Upgrade your registration to our V.I.P.P. (Very Important People and Pets) ticket and receive access to the V.I.P.P. tent, open bar, premium parking, giveaways, pet massages, paw-dicures and more!

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If you want to attend Furry Fest without participating in the race then you will just $5 at the door (for anyone 16 or older). If you are younger than 16 you can enter for free. 

Peggy Lindsey came up from Georgia to run in this year's Furry Skurry with her dog Gordie. Gordie was adopted at Furry Skurry 11 years ago and they are still a perfect match! CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA GARRINGER(

Fun at Furry Fest includes: 

  • Goat Yoga (you must register online ahead of time - you will also need to bring your own mat)
  • Shopping at 40+ vendors
  • Appearance by Atlas the Wonderdog, the 2017 Service Dog of the Year
  • Food Truck Rally
  • Trivia in our Ales and Tails Tent
  • Dog Bone Bar
  • VIPP (Very Important People & Pets) Amenities including premium parking, an open bar, checked baggage area, special food
  • Ales & Tails Drink Tent serving up Beer, Wine, Mimosas and Bloody Marys
  • Selfie Station 
  • Caricature Sketch Artist
  • Demonstrations by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit
  • High-flying Pancakes with Chris Cakes Ohio
  • Live music from Funky G & The Groove Machine
  • Kitten Nursery
  • Kids Play Zone
  • Caricature Sketch Artisit
  • Pet Costume Contest
  • Pet Look-a-Like Contest
  • Henna and Air Brushed Tattoos
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Giant Jenga Yard Games
  • 50/50 Raffle Drawing
  • Snag a Subaru Raffle Tickets
  • And So Much More!

Children, dogs and superhero costumes are welcomed and highly encouraged.


There will be lots of shopping and activities during the event and some are cash-only, so please be prepared. There’s no guarantee that every vendor will be able to process credit cards. 

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This year’s Furry Skurry 5K & Furry Fest is sponsored by Petco Foundation, Subaru of Dayton, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Dayton City Paper, LexisNexis, MedVet, McAfee Heating & Air, Meijer, MiracleCorp, Friends of the Humane Society, Secret Eden, Voss Auto Network, Dayton Magazine, MikeSell’s and Fore Acres Photography. 

 All proceeds raised from this event help care for the homeless pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton receives no government funding and relies solely on the donations of individuals, companies and grants to run the programs and services it offers to the community.

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They are dedicated to building loving relationships between people and pets. Founded 116 years ago, it is the largest and most-established no-kill animal welfare agency in the area. It focuses on pet adoptions, eliminating pet overpopulation, providing education and ensuring the humane treatment of animals. For more information about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, call (937) 268-PETS (7387) or visit