Hamptons Life

ARF Stroll to the Sea Virtual Dog Walk

October 3 to October 11, 2020

September 18, 2020: East Hampton, N.Y., The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announces that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk presented by Chaser and The Corcoran Group will be a VIRTUAL walk this year due to COVID-19. The event, now in its 27th year, will still be a fun, family outing that is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF while raising important funds for the cats and dogs.  

October 3 to October 11, 2020

September 18, 2020: East Hampton, N.Y., The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announces that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk presented by Chaser and The Corcoran Group will be a VIRTUAL walk this year due to COVID-19. The event, now in its 27th year, will still be a fun, family outing that is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF while raising important funds for the cats and dogs.  

Take a walk with your dog to the ocean – or anywhere – and back, on any day from Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, October 11. You can walk whenever it is convenient – you just need to walk in support of ARF. Dog walkers can register at give.arfhamptons.org/DogWalk. The registration fee is $30, and children 10 and under can register for just $10. Event tee shirts are included with registration and should be worn while walking

This year’s tee shirt once again features artwork by designer ISAAC MIZRAHI and will be manufactured by event sponsor Chaser.  Tee shirts will be mailed to participants in advance or participants can picked them up at a drive through station at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton on Saturday, October 3, between 10 AM and 1 PM. 

It is easy to raise money and collect pledges by going to give.arfhamptons.org/DogWalk. Set up your own personal fundraising page or join a team. The prizes for top fundraisers include: a summer share for the 2021 season at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, an 8” x 10” acrylic portrait of your pet by artist Ellen Silverberg, and a photo shoot with Dee McMeekan of dee is for dogs

Prizes will also be awarded to the most spirited participants. Being that the event is virtual this year, walkers will be asked to post photos and videos of their walk while wearing their event tee shirt on social media and tag @arfhamptons. Those who show the most enthusiasm and creativity when they walk between October 3 to October 11, and tag @arfhamptons #ARFpride #ARFDogWalk, will be in the running for great gifts from local businesses.

This year’s presenting sponsors are Chaser and The Corcoran Group.  Supporting sponsors include Lexus of Southampton and Mercedes Benz of Southampton. 

Founded in 1974, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is one of the leading animal welfare organization on Long Island.  Each year we take in over 1,000 cats and dogs and provide food, exercise, a warm place to sleep and excellent veterinary care in our state-of-the-art Adoption Center.   Since inception ARF has found homes for over 29,000 dogs and cats.  ARF is dedicated to finding loving homes for our precious pets not only to improve their lives but also the lives of the families who adopt them.  The ARF Adoption Center is located at 124 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton, next to the East Hampton Airport.