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What is Animals on Broadway?

Animals on Broadway is a peer-to-peer fundraiser where anyone who loves animals can raise critical funds for all ARF’s lifesaving programs. The fundraising portion of the event takes place either online or through donation forms, March 15-May 7. On May 7 we’ll come together for a socially-distanced festival at Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza to celebrate our fundraising accomplishments. Ask your spouse, parents and other family members to match your donation.

What can I expect from the event, day of?

  • 10:30 am: The easy, 1-mile walk around downtown Walnut Creek begins.
  • 11 am: Animals on Broadway’s festival begins. It includes raffle prizes, rescue groups (with adoptable animals), our Pet Wellness Fair, demonstrations, vendors, and more!
  • 11:30 am: AOB’s annual Best Dressed Pet Contest begins at the Plaza Stage. You can register your costume as early at 10:30 am. People are encouraged to join the fun and dress up as well!
  • 12 pm: Our exciting demonstrations begin at the Plaza Stage.
  • 1 pm: Animals on Broadway concludes. See you next year!

Where can I park?

Broadway Plaza guest parking is available in the Main Street Parking Garage and in the South Broadway Parking Garages on both the Nordstrom and Macy’s sides, seven days a week. The first three hours are free, no validation required. For more information, please visit Broadway Plaza’s website.

Where can I pick up my fundraising prizes?

Fundraising prizes will be available for pickup anytime between 11 am-2 pm at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA on Sunday, May 7.

Do I need to have a dog with me to participate?

No! We welcome you to join the walk, visit the festival, and support ARF with or without your pets.

May I walk with a stroller?

Yes! Strollers are welcome in the pet walk and festival.

What are the rules of the pet walk?

  1. Pets must be at least 4 months old.
  2. Current vaccinations and rabies licensing required.
  3. All pets must be on a six-foot or shorter leash (no retractable leashes) and under your control at all times.
  4. Please leave pets in heat at home.
  5. Pet water bowls will be provided.
  6. Monitor your pet for heat senstivity.
  7. Be considerate - pick up after your pet.

How do I register?

Great question! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to navigate our fundraising website and sign up to participate in Animals on Broadway. 

Create a Fundraising Account:

If you have donated to or fundraised for an organization that uses Classy in the past, you can log in to your account. Otherwise, here are the steps to make a brand new account.

  1. On the webpage, select the button to sign up.
  2. Choose how you want to fundraiser (individually versas as a team).
  3. Create an account with the sign-up form.

Enter the details for your fundraising page

Once you create an account or log in, you’ll set up the details of your page. Follow the prompts to enter your fundraising details, including:

  • Your fundraising goal.
  • The end date / date you want to stop fundraising.
  • Your fundraising page headline.

Last, upload a profile picture for your fundraising page

  • We encourage adding one to personalize your page.
  • You can always change it later.

Edit your fundraising page

Once you create your page, you can customize it. To do so, select Manage in the top-right of the page to open your editor. From there you can change the Story content, post updates, and change your page details such as your profile picture.


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