– NEW DECADE, NEW LOCATION- Hand in Paw is mixing it up this year by relocating Mutt Strut to Homewood Central Park, and you and your pup are invited to the NEW and IMPROVED races!
Hand in Paw’s 11th Annual Mutt Strut: Dog-Friendly 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run presented by Veterinary Eye Care will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Homewood Central Park! Join us for a day full of dogs, energetic races, local vendors, prizes, food trucks and more, all while supporting a great cause!
Unfortunately, this event is CANCELLED for 2020 – Please consider a donation.
The glamorous, diamond-studded gala will take place on Saturday, August 15 from 6-10pm at Regions Field Event Venue in Downtown Birmingham.
We’ll start the evening with a chic cocktail reception featuring an online silent auction, diamond drop, wine pull and more. Following the reception, guests will enjoy an elegant seated dinner and the official debut of our 2020 Picasso Pets paintings. A glitzy live auction will add to the evening’s excitement, and Hand in Paw Therapy Teams will interact with guests throughout the event!
Picasso Pets 2020 is sure to be a Hollywood sensation!
Dog & Beer Lovers UNITE! Come celebrate in Oktoberfest fashion, Hand in Paw style, with your furry friend by your side! Drink local beer, participate in the popular doggie costume contest, get a drawing of your pup, and so much more all while supporting Hand in Paw. $20 TICKET GETS YOU: – one beer ticket – entry into the pet costume contest – entry into the stein hoist contest – access to 2 doggie caricature artists – novelty cup – hot dogs available for first 200 attendees – access to the Hand in Paw photo booth Local vendors will be present for food! *no refunds will be issued, this is a rain or shine event. Tickets will also be sold at the door night-of**
Tuesday, Oct 24th, on an acre of land between Forest Park and Avondale Park, Hand in Paw, the nonprofit therapy animal organization, broke ground for their new headquarters. They had some help from some tenacious digging by a few of their therapy dogs. The new facility will be named for Beth Franklin, the founder of Hand in Paw.
After a generous gift of $500K by Mr. Ken Jackson, Hand in Paw is opening their campaign to the public. The campaign is raising money to build new headquarters, so that Hand in Paw can serve the Birmingham community at a greater capacity.
Words to live by, and you can do just that, on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30, at the Avondale Brewery by attending the Bham Now BOLD Series featuring Jim McClintock. (purchase tickets here)
UAB world renowned explorer, researcher and author Jim McClintock will be taking the attendees on a virtual tour of Antarctica. He will bear witness to the rapid changes that are occurring in our southernmost continent and the living lab that is disappearing as a result of climate change.
One of the Bham Now BOLD Series special features is the opportunity, for the speaker to choose a charity in which a portion of the proceeds will be donated. McClintock selected Hand in Paw – one of Birmingham’s most amazing and kindhearted organizations. Checkout the slideshow above and the videos about this program that serves nearly 100,000 of our neighbors in the Birmingham region.
Learn and support this extraordinary organization that touches the lives of nearly a 100,000 people a year with the help of 175 local volunteers, through the gentle and unconditional love of Hand in Paw therapy animals.
Here is their lineup of activities
HIP Therapy Teams will visit downtown during lunch (the 20th St N entrance to Linn Park). Please step out of your office and visit our teams.