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Are You Up For The Triple Hound Challenge?

*Due to events being either postponed or cancelled, we have postponed the Triple Hound to 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to a fun collaboration next year. 


While the Virginia Beach SPCA is proud of the thousands of animals we help every single year, we know that our impact is stronger and greater when we stand with our shelter partners and confront animal homelessness together. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce the Triple Hound Challenge – a brand new collaboration between the Virginia Beach SPCA, Portsmouth Humane Society, and Chesapeake Humane Society. This collaboration will help spread awareness and increase the funds raised for all three shelters so we can continue to address the seemingly unyielding existence of animal homelessness in Hampton Roads.

The Challenge
The Triple Hound Challenge invites the community to participate in the PHS Cause for Paws in April, the CHS Doggy Dash in May, and the VBSPCA Mutt Masquerade in October. Anyone who participates in all three 5k walk/runs will be awarded with a Triple Hound Finisher Medal and recognized as a Special Champion for the Animals.

About the Individual Events
The Portsmouth Humane Society will host their 12th annual Cause for Paws 5k, 1 mile walk, and vendor fair event this year. Both the 5k and 1 mile run/walk take participants through historic downtown Portsmouth during beautiful spring weather amidst blooming foliage. This event concludes with a post-race beer so runners and walkers can truly toast to supporting the PHS mission of providing shelter, care, and treatment to homeless animals in the City of Portsmouth.

Chesapeake Humane Society has hosted their 5k and 1 mile fun run for 12 years. In addition to the fun run, Doggy Dashers can enjoy live music, beer, and a variety of merchandise for pets and people. Funds raised help further the mission of the organization, putting “love for animals into action.”

For over 40 years, the Virginia Beach SPCA has hosted the Mutt Masquerade Pet festival and 5k walk/run that celebrates the mission while raising critical funding for shelter operations and animal care. This event has grown to include a costume contest, vendor village, food trucks, a scavenger hunt for kids, a 1 mile pack walk, and the long-standing oceanside 5k.

And…the best part is that all 3 races can be run or walked with a canine companion!

How to Participate
To sign up to participate in the Triple Hound Challenge, all you have to do is sign up for each of the races and select the option for the Triple Hound Challenge on each race registration form. If you complete all 3 races, you will receive your medal at the conclusion of the Mutt Masquerade. If you have questions, email us at events@vbspca.com.