Frequently Asked Questions

Is the registration fee per person or per dog? The registration fee is per person and includes one dog scarf. You may bring more than one dog, but they must be under control at all times.

Do I have to pay the registration fee if I just want to participate in the walk? Although it is not a requirement, we encourage every participant to be registered. The Idaho Humane Society assists over 12,000 animals every year. We rely on donations from individuals and funds raised from special events like See Spot Walk to keep our shelter running. Every registration benefits the animals at the Idaho Humane Society.  

Can I register in advance but continue to collect pledges up until the day of SSW? Yes, the animals would love for you to do that!  Pledges should be turned in on the morning of the event.

I can’t attend SSW but would still like to raise pledges or make a donation to help the animals. Can I do that?  If you are unable to attend the event, you can make a tax deductible donation of any amount and/or raise pledges. You will still be eligible for pledge prizes. If you are unable to bring the pledges on the day of the event, please deliver to the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. in Boise, prior to the event. And even if you can't attend, you can still register to receive a T-shirt and dog scarf.  

How do my friends and family make donations in my name?  It’s easy! Just send them to and have them enter your name in the Fundraiser Search box on the left-hand side of the page.  They can make a secure donation online that, once processed, will be reflected in your individual total.

How do I register my dog for the contests?  You will find an entry form in your registration packet. Submit your form at the “Contest for Talented Dogs” table near the band shell.  

Can I buy extra SSW T-shirts and dog bandanas? Any remaining T-shirts will be available for purchase the week following the event. Extra dog scarves may be purchased at the event for $2 each (subject to availability).    

If I register online or by mail, how do I pick up my T-shirt?  You may pick up your T-shirt at the Idaho Humane Society Shelter prior to the event or at the registration booth on the day of the event. If you register online, please bring your printed confirmation. We suggest that you pick up your T-shirt packet prior to the day of the event to avoid lines. 

What time does See Spot Walk start?  The festivities begin at 9 a.m., and the walk begins promptly at 10 a.m.  After the walk, return to the park for games, contests, prizes, entertainment, food and vendor booths.

Where does See Spot Walk take place? The festivities will take place at the Julia Davis Park Band Shell, off Capitol Boulevard near the Boise Art Museum. The 1-mile walk begins at the entrance to the park, and proceeds east through Julia Davis Park.  

What happens if it rains on the day of the event? See Spot Walk will take place even if it is raining cats and dogs.  So, come and enjoy all the dog-gone fun even if it is a little wet – your dog won’t mind!

How do the T-shirt sizes run and do they shrink? They are unisex sizes and have minimal shrinkage.