To get to the finish line you can run, walk, jog...or Dash for a Shelter Dog!!
One Love is delighted to bring you our third annual 5k or 1 Mile, Run/Walk event which will take place on February 17, 2024 at Freestone Park in Gilbert.
We are excited to bring the community together to raise funds benefiting the homeless dogs of Maricopa County. Every dollar we raise helps save lives!
So, if your goal for 2024 is giving back…consider this a sign. Get yourself registered and meet us at the starting line!
One Love is a nonprofit organization that utilizes forward-thinking programs to rescue and rehabilitate at-risk dogs, advocate for shelter animals, and provide free spay + neuter services. Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of homeless dogs.
The majority of our volunteers are also registered at our local municipal shelters. This allows them to make regular trips to the shelter where they spend time with our sponsored dogs. Volunteers will bathe, walk, and play with the dogs several times per week.
Here are some of the programs this fundraiser will benefit:
Shelter Dog Program
One Love believes that shelter enrichment programs are a necessity. Many dogs have trouble adjusting to shelter life and need a little extra help getting adopted. The Shelter Dog Program was established in 2015 to assist local shelters with pit bull-type dogs who are at risk and/or longtime residents. The three (3) main pillars of this program include large-scale enrichment, volunteer interaction, and dog sponsorship. Sponsored dogs receive several benefits including training, medical care, marketing, promotion, and post-adoption support.
Very Important Pitties “VIP” Program
In addition to sponsoring shelter dogs, One Love is also a rescue! Our Very Important Pitties are often shelter dogs with extensive medical needs beyond what the shelter can address, so we take them into our care. The One Love VIPs reside at either Heidi’s Village or with one of our Unicorn Fosters. They receive top-notch care while we search for their forever homes.
Targeted Spay/Neuter Clinics
One Love believes that spay and neutering is the most effective way to tackle the overpopulation problem in our community. We hold regular FREE spay/neuter and vaccination clinics for pit bull-type dogs in our community. Each dog also receives a custom ID tag and collar through our Tag Me Home program.
Pools for Pups
The Arizona heat can be deadly for dogs who live outdoors. This program was created to assist local pet owners with dogs who currently live outside. Upon application approval, we provide free play pools within 72 hours. We can also offer solutions for tethered (tied up or chained) dogs. Our goal is to keep dogs cool, provide an alternative to tethering, and save lives.
|1 Mile Dash - Individual Age group/open||Click to Find Out|
|Virtual Dash - Individual Age group/open||Click to Find Out|
|5K Dash - Individual Age group/open||$35.00 until|