Dogs and Suds

Dogs & Suds Event
Dogs & Suds is Warrick Humane Society's largest annual fundraiser; we use funds raised by this event to support our "no-kill" shelter.  This years event will take place from 2PM - 10PM on October 4th, 2014 at the Old Lock and Dam in Newburgh, IN.  This year we plan to have live music all day from local blues musicians!  Here is our tentative schedule of events:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year we use the funds from sponsors to help pay for the expenses associated with our event.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Dogs and Suds please contact

Our current 2014 sponsors are:



Alice and John Nugent

Tracy Zeller Jewelry

Ambassador Travel

All Breed Pet Care LLC

POSH International

Homes by Dad and Chad

Crystal and Dennis Harbath


Dogs & Suds 5K

The 5th annual Dogs & Suds 5K will take place on 10/4/14 at 3:30PM cost is $20 before 9/15 and $25 after 9/15.  You can sign up by mailing a paper copy of the registration to Warrick Humane Society:

5722 Vann Road
PO Box 82
Newburgh, IN 47630

We are also offering an online sign up:


The current course starts at the Old Lock and Dam, heads west along French Island Trail/Water Street.  Participants will make a right turn onto Montoe and head towards Gray Street; participants will turn right onto Gray Street.  Gray Street will intersect with French Island Trail, turn right onto French island trail and return to the Old Lock and Dam.  A map of the route is at the link below:

Race Divisions

5K Walk: No age divisions

5k Run: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60 & up.

5K Entry Fee

$20 before 9/15 and $25 after 9/15.  Only pre-registered participants are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available at:
Anytime Fitness on Friday, October 3rd from 5PM - 7PM
Old Lock and Dam on 10/4 from 1PM to 3:30PM.

5K Run / Race Walk Awards

5K Run: Awards and trophies will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers.  Gift cards and other prizes are also given to the Top 3 overall finishers.

Trophies will also be give to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.

5K Walk: Trophies will be awarded to the Top 5 Male and Top 5 Female Race walkers.

Dog Tired Challenge

If you can complete a half marathon earlier in the day and our 5K at 3:30PM you will be entered in the Dog Tired Challenge.  Competitors who complete BOTH a half marathon and Dogs & Suds 5K receive a special medal pictured below.  We will try and print out the results of local half marathons done earlier in the day, if they are available.

Top Dog

Registered runners may run with their dogs during the race.  Dogs and their runners must start in the back.  Dogs must be on a leash and stay within the eyesight of the runner for the WHOLE race.  The 2014 Top Dog will be the 2015 Dogs & Suds mascot - pictures of the Top Dog will be given to our artist and he will use the dog as his inspiration for next year's cartoon.
Catch the Rabbit Kids Race

Join us for the 3rd annual "Catch the Rabbit" kids race.  The Kids race will be a 0.25-0.50 mile run on the Run / Walk on the Newburgh Rivertown trail; while running, the kids will try and catch one of our volunteers dressed up like a rabbit.  The rabbit will have 5 flags attached to their costume - the first 5 kids to return to the finish line with a flag will get a prize.  All finishers will get a medal.  The race will begin at the Old Lock and Dam at 3PM; the cost to participate is $10.  You can sign up by mailing a paper copy of the registration to Warrick Humane Society:

5722 Vann Road
PO Box 82
Newburgh, IN 47630

We are also offering an online sign up:

Music from Local Blues Bands!

We will be having live music from the Recliners, Honey Roy & the Dang Heathens!

Tails on the Trail - Dog Walk
Please join us for our first Tails on the Trail Dog Walk at 6PM.  This 1/2 mile walk down the Rivertown Trail is perfect for those wanting to participate in our event but not run/walk the 5K!  Registration is just $15 and includes an event t-shirt!  To download a registration form, CLICK HERE.  Obtain prizes by getting "sponsors" for the walk. Prizes for the different sponsorship levels are as follows:


$25—WHS Koozie

$50—FREE Bath & Nails at Home Away Pet Spa

$100—WHS Pint Glass PLUS registration refund

$250—FREE week of boarding plus a full groom at Home Away Pet Spa

$500—Your dogs picture featured on 2015 Tails on the Trail T-shirt


**each prize level achieved receives subsequent prize levels as well


Dog Activites and Games

There are plenty of activites for your four legged friends at Dogs and Suds!  Halloween themed and Dogs and Suds themed pet photos will be taken in the Old Lock and Dam building.  You can also get your pet microchipped for $20 or bathed for $10.
Pet Contests

Bring your favorite four legged friend to compete in the following contests:

Cutest Pet, Ugliest Pet (we all know some are so ugly they are cute!),Best dressed, Best trick, Best manicure & Oldest!
Kids Area

Bring your kids to Dogs & Suds we will have inflatables, games and playground equiptment for their enjoyment.  Kids between the ages of 3 and 10 can also participate in the Catch the Rabbit Kids Race!
Food and Beverages

We will have food for purchase from One Man and a Grill, Papa Johns, & Acapulco.  We will have a beer garden open from 2PM - 10PM.  Local Music from blues bands will also be playing in our Beer Garden from 2PM - 10PM.  We will be charging a $2 per person entry fee after 5PM.  5K runners and walkers get free admission to the event if they show their race bib at the door.
Green Dogs

With the help of our sponsors, Warrick Humane Society is actively trying to minimize the impact of our events on the environment.  Please do your part by making sure you recycle while at the event! 
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