Celebrity Paws in the Park is a Smashing Success for Charleston Animal Society’s Lifesaving Work

Over 2,500 people and their pets turned out to raise funds and awareness for Charleston Animal Society this past weekend, Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Riverfront Park for Celebrity Paws in the Park presented by Crews Subaru.  The event raised a gross total of $489,000 with cash and in-kind donations to support the lifesaving work of Charleston Animal Society.

Paws in the Park Sponsored by Crews Subaru Happening March 19th!

Animal Planet’s Travis Brorsen Headlines Charleston Animal Society’s Celebrity Paws in the Park on March 19th

Crews Subaru Announced as Presenting Sponsor Celebrating Animals and the People Who Love Them

Come join thousands of people and their “best friends” at Riverfront Park (1061 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405) on Saturday, March 19, 2022 for Celebrity Paws in the Park presented by Crews Subaru!  People can participate in a competitive 5K race or a leisurely fun run and walk with their dog.  Then, families are invited to sit, stay and play all day in six activity zones throughout the park, including dog adoptions, Dock Dogs® diving competitions and health and wellness services for pets.  Participants can sign-up now at Paws.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org .

The brand-new Celebrity Paws in the Park presented by Crews Subaru will be the most important education and fundraising event of the season for Charleston Animal Society. EVENT PHOTO LINK HERE.


Celebrity Paws in the Park is hosting the world famous “Dock Dogs®” dog diving competitions in the event’s Canine Sports Arena.  Even non-professional canine athletes will be able to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!

There will also be special stage shows with “Travis & Friends” that will teach kids how to be their best selves around dogs.  Animal Planet star, celebrity dog trainer and winner of the hit reality show “Greatest American Dog,” Travis Brorsen, will be live on stage for these fun-filled educational segments.

“When Charleston Animal Society asked me to be a part of its inaugural Celebrity Paws in the Park, I could not resist,” said Brorsen.  Travis built his career on sharing what he has learned about creating a positive learning environment for dogs and building relationships between them and their families based on friendship, kindness, and compassion.  “We’re taking expertise from my show ‘My Big Fat Pet Makeover’ to create an exciting Couch to 5K Training Program where people working with their dogs can get fit together with the goal of participating in the 5K fun run or walk on March 19th,” Brorsen said.

In addition, there will be a Pet Adoption Zone, Health & Wellness Zone, and the Canine Sports Arena. Celebrity Paws in the Park will feature a full day of family-friendly programming that includes live obedience and working dog demonstrations.


Charleston Animal Society is thrilled to welcome Crews Subaru as the Presenting Sponsor for Celebrity Paws in the Park in its inaugural year.  “For the last 12 years, Crews Subaru has partnered with Charleston Animal Society to support our lifesaving mission,” said Charleston Animal Society President and CEO, Joe Elmore, CFRE, CAWA.  “When we created Celebrity Paws in the Park as our spring signature event – an event that I know the community will fall in love with – we only approached Crews Subaru to partner with us as the Presenting Sponsor because we know of their commitment to this community and their support of organizations that help both people and pets.”

“As an integral part of our Subaru Love Promise to our community, we believe that people and pets are better together,” said Ken French, Marketing Guy for Crews Subaru. “As the 2021 Subaru Retailer of the Year, Crews supports many programs that benefit children, and Celebrity Paws in the Park brings our passions together.  We are honored to be the Presenting Sponsor, not only in the inaugural year but for the next three years as Subaru Loves Pets!!”


 Anyone who wants to participate in the competitive 5K or the fun run or walk can sign up at Paws.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org. Friends of Charleston Animal Society are encouraged to create a fundraising team or fundraise as an individual. Competitors in both the 5K race and the fun run will win prizes based on their times and organized team themes. Fundraising teams and individuals will earn prizes based on the amount of funds raised. All money raised will go to lifesaving care to thousands of animals each year at Charleston Animal Society.

There are opportunities for additional businesses to become involved in Celebrity Paws in the Park.  You can find information about becoming a sponsor at Paws.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org or by contacting Erin Nosker, Director of Business Partnerships and Events by email at [email protected] or by phone at (843) 329-1541. EVENT PHOTO LINK HERE.


World’s Best Cat Litter has stepped up to donate $5 to Charleston Animal Society for every picture of a pet cat in his or her home litter box that is posted to a family’s personal Facebook page or Instagram account with the hashtag #GiveACrap until the donation totals $5,000.

The 2022 Step Up For Shelters Challenge™

Don’t Just Take Your Dog For A Walk…Take Your Walk For A Dog!
Did you know that every time you take a walk with your dog at home, you can help us raise money for animals in the shelter?

Get Fit with Our Couch to 5k Program!

Get fit with your dogs with the Roper St. Francis Healthcare Couch to 5k Training Program! You’ll be ready to go for the Celebrity Paws in the Park.


Charleston Animal Society’s Disaster Response Team deployed to Pickens County Thursday morning, to assist with the rescue of 166 dogs living in inhumane conditions.

Lasting Love Connections: $25 Adult Dog Adoption Special

Charleston Animal Society is playing cupid this Valentine’s Day Season by lowering adult dog adoption fees to $25 From February 3rd – 14th. If you were waiting for a sign that love is in the cards for you, this is it!

Keep Your Pets Covered with Fetch by the Dodo

Charleston Animal Society is proud to partner with Fetch by the Dodo pet insurance as another way to advocate for pets’ long and healthy lives.

Fetch by the Dodo provides the most comprehensive pet insurance for cats and dogs; striving to cover care not included by their competitors all in one simple plan.

Winter Weather Advisory

Due to the inclement weather Friday afternoon we will be closing all Charleston Animal Society facilities to the public at 1pm on Friday, this includes the our campus and Second Chance Resale Store and Adoption Center.

Your Gift Doubles in Honor of Betty White!

Your Gifts Doubles up to $10,000 as part of the #BettyWhiteChallenge, thanks to the Hall Group! Let’s honor this actress and animal advocate who would have turned 100 on Monday.