There will be prizes for the three highest pledge donations to Sammie’s Friends!


Sammie’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would continue to suffer or would be euthanized.  Sammie’s Friends also operates the Nevada County Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road.


We have found homes for more than 10,000 animals since July 2010!



Participants raise donations by collecting pledges from sponsors.  Sponsors can be anybody— friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, classmates, etc.  Before the walk-a-thon, talk to potential sponsors about donating (or pledging) a certain amount of money for every lap that you complete.  The WAG-N-WALK-A-THON is a 1/4 mile paved loop for you to walk with your furry friend (or come without your pet).  It doesn’t matter how large or small their pledge is!  They can set a maximum pledge if they want.  An example of this is, if they pledge $5 a lap and you walked a total of 15 laps, then they would donate $75, unless they set a maximum pledge.


Please visit our Event page at www.SammiesFriends.org 

to print out more Pledge Forms!


Being a sponsor is a great way to get involved and support Sammie’s Friends, even if you can’t participate in the walk-a-thon or can’t make it out to the event.  Having walkers is a huge part of making this fundraiser a success, but sponsors are equally important!


Remember, the top three participants who raise the most money will be receiving a prize.  So get out there and get sponsors!



  • Sammie’s Friends is not responsible for the actions of your pet.
  • Pets must be under control at all times.
  • Pets must be on a leash or crated at all times.
  • Pets must be sociable with other animals, adults and children and not aggressive around food, toys, or owner.
  • Pets must be comfortable in a loud and festive environment.
  • Please be aware of the stress level of your pet at all times.
  • Pick up after your pet, please.
  • Pets must be at least 4 months old and current on all vaccinations.
  • Event staff has the right to refuse entrance or ask anyone to leave if their pet is exhibiting aggressive or disruptive behavior.

Waiver of Liability

This agreement releases Sammie's Friends Non-Profit Organization from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during the Wag-N-Walk-A-Thon on September 9, 2017 at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, CA.  

By signing this agreement, I agree to hold Sammie’s Friends entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.

I also acknowledge the risks involved in a walk-a-thon. I swear that I am participating voluntarily, and that all risks have been made clear to me. Additionally, I do not have any conditions that will increase my likelihood of experiencing injuries while engaging in this activity.

By signing below I forfeit all right to bring a suit against Sammie’s Friends for any reason.  In return, I will receive participation in the Sammie's Friends Wag-N-Walk-A-Thon.

I, ______________________________, fully understand and agree to the above terms.