The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announced today that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk presented by Chaser and The Corcoran Group will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event, now in its 26th year, is a fun, family outing set amidst the beautiful Hamptons fall foliage with the feel of an idyllic country fair. It is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF.
The two-mile walk to the ocean and back will begin and end at the historic Mulford Farm, owned by the East Hampton Historical Society in the heart of East Hampton Village. Dog walkers can register at give.arfhamptons.org/DogWalk. The pre-registration fee is $30 for adults ($40 day of the event) and FREE for children under 13 with a registered adult. Registration brochures are also available at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton, the ARF Thrift Shop in Sagaponack as well as many local merchants.
All registrants receive free nail clippings for their dogs, free event tee shirt and tote bag and refreshments including Starbucks coffee, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts, Goldberg’s Bagels, apples and cider from the Milk Pail, dog treats and water. This year’s tee shirt once again features artwork by designer ISAAC MIZRAHI and this year will be manufactured by event sponsor Chaser.
The walk will be followed by contests such as DOG/COMPANION LOOK ALIKE, THE POOCH WHO CAN SMOOCH and STUPID PET TRICKS. A dog agility course will be set up for all to try out and a free photo booth for pictures for participants and their dogs. A silent and Lucky #’s auction with many exciting products, services and experiences for owners and pets will be offered.
It’s easy to raise pledges by going to give.arfhamptons.org/DogWalk. Set up your own page or join a team. The prizes for top fundraisers include: two-night stay with breakfast at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Orlando, a summer share for the 2020 season at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, and a $500 shopping spree at Chaser. The top child prize (under 13) is a bicycle from the Sag Harbor Cycle Company.
Everyone who collects $250 or more in pledges receives a special gift, courtesy of Isaac Mizrahi. Those who register at the $150 level or higher are invited to attend the exclusive Kick-Off Cocktail Party on Friday, Friday, October 11 from 6 to 8 PM hosted by Ralph Bassett and Matt McNally at their Bridgehampton home.
The dog contests and awards ceremony begin at 11 AM and the “Stroll to the Sea” festivities conclude at 12 PM. Rain date for the event is Sunday, October 13, 8 AM registration, 9 AM walk.
This year’s presenting sponsor is Chaser and The Corcoran Group. Supporting sponsors include East End Veterinary Center, Perfect Earth Project and Riverhead Bay Subaru. The ARF Mobile Adoption Van will lead the walkers to the ocean and back and will feature animals available for adoption.
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 1,400 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 28,000 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.