2016 Walk Your Paws

23rd Annual Walk Your Paw

Yappiest Place on Earth

Theme: Favorite animated characters - Disney, cartoon, etc.  

June 4th: 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

City Park - Pavilion and adjacent
We hope you will join us for this great day for animal lovers to come together and enjoy all the activities and contests we have planned. 

We also hope that in advance of the event that you will get as many "sponsors" for yourself for this event to help us raise money.  While the Walk portion of this event is just a fun walk and is NOT multiple laps or a competition, we do encourage you to get donations towards your participation in the Walk to raise money. 

And we have some fantastic prizes for the biggest fund raisers including 4 nights lodging at one of two Walt Disney World resorts. 

Forms:   Walk Pledge Form                        Sponsor Letter and Form               Sign Sponsor Form


Jewelry Buyers of Vienna     Barbie's Pet Sitting            United National Bank                Becky and Ed Vaughn
Boxers Bed and Biscuits      Ruthie's Just Desserts        Larry Simmons Honda, Mazda, VW
Parkersburg Orthopedics     Warner Kia                          Leavitt Pet Services
Winding Road Kennels        Community Bank                 Ed McDonough and Kathy Eddy

Vendor Form

Memorial or In Honor of  Sign Sponsor Form

Activities and Contests include:
  • Walk

  • Games & Contests

· Most Original

· Best Costume—large dogs

· Best Costume—small dogs

· Best Ears

· Best Trick

· Smallest Dog

· Largest Dog

· Best Ensemble Costume

· Puppy Picasso T-shirt Painting

· Musical Sit Contest

  • Vendors

  • Pet Supplies Sale

  • Kids Activities

  • Professional Photographer

  • Vaccine Clinic - $12 each (Dogs: DHLPP, Rabies, Bordatella; Cats: FVLRP, Rabies)

  • Dog Wash

  • Concessions

  • HSOP Alumni Tent


News & Mews

May 7 - 1st Annual Betty Lutz Memorial Golf Tourney

May 19 - Walk Yappy Hour

June 4  - Elinor K. Ross Walk Your Paws

June 20-24 - Camp Ruffin’ It

July 18-22 - Camp Ruffin’ It 

August 20 - WVU Tail-waggin’ Tailgate Party


Shelter Hours of Operation

Tuesday  - Friday -10:30 to 5 p.m.

Saturday  & Sunday - 10:30 to 4 p.m.

Monday - CLOSED

SPOT Clinic Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phones - Mon-Fri  - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED

Our Animals

Check out the PetFinder links below to see our current cats and dogs that are either in our Shelter or in foster homes.  Please check these links regularly as we are adding animals daily.  Refresh your browser if you visit regularly.



Our Cats





Our Dogs

Hours & Contact Info

Please "Refresh" to ensure this information is up to date.


General Information:   Admin@hsop.org

General SPOT Clinic Info: Clinicinfo@hsop.org

Shelter Manager:   Manager@hsop.org

SPOT Clinic Manager:  Clinicmanager@hsop.org

Adoption Coordinator:  Adoptions@hsop.org

Rescue Coordinator    debhines@suddenlink.net

Executive Director:     HSOP@hsop.org


Shelter Phone:            304-422-5541

Shelter Fax:                304-485-4261

SPOT Clinic Phone:   304-917-4275

SPOT Clinic Fax:        304-917-4279

After Hours Emergencies:  304-420-1717

Mailing Address
PO Box 392
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Shelter Physical Address
530 29th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101

SPOT Clinic Physical Address
506 29th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101

View map of our location:  HSOP  

506 29th Street Parkersburg, WV 26101