We help you LOVE better together in a free summer Walk-My-Dog Program

Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

13303 W. Maple, Suite 143
Wichita, KS 67235

(316)729-7400

www.loveictvet.com

Walk-My-Dog Program - Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

Strengthen your human-animal bond with our annual summer walking program sponsored by Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS Voted Wichita's favorite vet clinic

Become the person your pet thinks you are with our expert veterinary care, love-building support, & year-round community!


Win prizes for enjoying a fun, outdoor activity that strengthens your human-animal bond

What is the Walk-My-Dog Program?

  • It's simple, fun & good for you.
  • The concept is similar to a library's summer reading program but instead of reading books, participants are walking miles with their dogs.
  • Walk your own dog(s) on your own schedule & on your own route to win prizes.

Why do it?

  • Fear & anxiety are at an all-time high.
  • Getting outdoors & walking your dog decreases anxiety & increases your bond (even while social distancing).
  • Studies show that folks who have a training partner are more likely to stay motivated & fit - & that is especially true if your training partner is a dog!
  • Pull out the leash & the tail is wagging - how can you say no?

 

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.”

-- O.A. Battista

 

Who can participate?

  • All ages
  • Clients, non-clients
  • Dog-owners, non-dog-owners

 

Ready, Set, Walk!

  • Registration is no longer needed. We will collect that information when logs are turned in.
  • Download and print our mileage log & start tracking distance
  • Each walker will need to download a separate log
  • Walkers can return their logs in person after July 31 (no sooner, please) to pick up prizes (while supplies last).
  • Logs must be received by August 14 to be eligible for prizes. 

 

Tracking Your Distance

  • Walkers can use any route, any time of day, as long as they are also walking with a dog.
  • Walk your dog, a friend's dog or even with your family group walking a dog.
  • Participate in our Facebook Event page sharing your tips & photos for great neighborhood routes & memories.
  • Email walking photos to staceystamps@loveictvet.com for use on our Facebook, Instagram (@loveictvet.wichita) & website to help encourage others to keep going!

Meet Your Goal & Win!

  • From Aug. 1 through Aug. 14, walkers may bring their mileage logs back to Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills for prizes.
  • Walkers may only count the distance walked from June 1 to July 31 (exception in 2020 when program started in April).

** Our non-profit Courage Fund: Providing free care to Wichita Police & Fire working dogs so their handlers only have to worry about catching criminals & rescuing citizens. See our Courage Fund page for more information.

Additional prizes for Mileage Winners

  • Top distance walked in the following categories will be awarded additional prizes from area retailers (the 2019 top mileage winner walked 158 miles in two months):
  • Human: grade school (grade K-5), middle school (grade 6-8), high school (grade 9-12), adult (age 18-54), senior (age 55+).
  • Canine: toy breed (1-10 pounds), small breed (11-25 pounds), medium breed (26-50 pounds), large breed (51-85 pounds), giant breed (86+ pounds).

 

2021 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall mileage winner: Tami W. with Chihuahua "Peaches" - 162.7 miles!
  • Adult mileage winner: Kelly O. with Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix "River" - 84.92 miles!
  • Giant Breed winner: Pitbull Mix "Maddux" with Sheree H. - 35 miles!

2020 Walk-My-Dog Program (expanded to April - July during pandemic) mileage winners:

  • Overall mileage winner: Michelle C. with Pointer Mix "Holly" - 410 miles!
  • Adult winner: Kelly H. with Golden Retriever "Milo" - 192 miles!
  • High school winner: Khori B. with Wolfhound Mix "Kaya" - 54 miles!
  • Grade school winner: Joshua P. with Bichon "Gizmo" - 63 miles!
  • Giant Breed winner: Pitbull Mix "Maddux" with Sheree H. - 229 miles
  • Large Breed winner: Pointer Mix "Holly" with Michelle C. - 410 miles!
  • Medium Breed winner: Mixed Breed "Salinger" with Haley C. - 406 miles!
  • Small Breed winner: Shih Tzu Mix "Rosie" with Lea F. - 92 miles!
  • Toy Breed winner: Chihuahua "Peach" with Tami W. - 255 miles!

2019 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall mileage winner: Sam S. with “Rusty” -  158 miles
  • Middle School winner: TIE - Hope S. & Simon S. with “Rusty” - 107 miles
  • Adult mileage winner: Christie D. with “Jazz” - 147 miles
  • Sr. Adult mileage winner: Vince R. with “Molly” - 128.7 miles
  • Toy Breed winner: “Lucy” with George & Nancy K. - 121 miles
  • Small Breed winner: “Spencer” with Kelly A. - 55.5 miles
  • Large Breed winner: “Max” with Anita L. - 128.7 miles
  • Giant Breed winner: “Maddux” with Sheree H. - 100.5 miles

2018 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall Mileage Winner: Christie D. with "Jazz" - 161 miles
  • Middle School Winner: Ella K. with "Sammy" - 79.12 miles
  • High School Winner: Kristen M. with "Nutmeg" - 4.46 miles
  • Adult Mileage Winner: Cheryl S. with "Scotch" & "Rusty" - 92.5 miles
  • Senior Adult Mileage Winner: Vince R. with "Molly" - 129.8 miles
  • Toy Breed Winner: "Lucy" with George & Nancy K. - 85.5 miles
  • Small Breed Winner: "Scotch" with Hope S. - 78.5 miles
  • Medium Breed Winner: "Rusty" with Sam S. - 98.5 miles
  • Large Breed Winner: "Max" with Anita L. - 129.8 miles
  • Giant Breed Winner: "Maddux" with Sheree H. - 80 miles


2017 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall Mileage Winner: Christie D. with “Jazz” -  220 miles
  • Grade School Mileage Winner: Simon S. with “Scotch” - 46 miles
  • Middle School Mileage Winner: Hope S. with “Scotch” - 50 miles
  • High School Mileage Winner: Lauren H. with “Magnum” - 182 miles
  • Adult Mileage Winner: Erin K. with “Riggs” - 81.63 miles
  • Senior Mileage Winner: Anita L. with “Max” & “Molly” - 92.4 miles
  • Toy Breed Mileage Winner: “Chesney” with Nancy Z. - 161 miles
  • Small Breed Mileage Winner: “Scotch” with Tom S. - 66 miles
  • Medium Breed Mileage Winner: “Holly” with Michelle C. - 182.48 miles
  • Large Breed Mileage Winner: “Blazer” with Frank A. - 56 miles
  • Giant Breed Mileage Winner: “Romey” with Dave M. - 81 miles

 

2016 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners

  • Overall Distance winner: 178.5 miles - Nancy Z. & 9-pound poodle mix “Chesney”
  • Student mileage winners: 56 miles - Hope & Sam with “Scotch”;51 miles - Simon with “Scotch”; 31.44 miles - Ella with “Sammy”
  • Adult mileage winner: 67.36 miles - Erin with Labrador Retriever puppy “Riggs”
  • Senior mileage winner: 95.1 miles - Vince with German Shepherd puppies “Max” &“Molly”
  • Toy breed mileage winner: 55.5 miles - Maltese mix “Lucy” with Nancy K.
  • Small breed mileage winner: 68.5 miles - Poodle mix “Scotch” with Cheryl
  • Medium breed mileage winner: 95.1 - German Shepherd puppies “Max” & “Molly” with Anita
  • Large breed mileage winner: 46.73 miles - Husky-German Shepherd mix “Zeke” with Kim
  • Giant breed mileage winner: 46.73 miles - Great Pyrenees-Anatolian Shepherd mix “Emma” with Kim

 

2015 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall distance winner: Anita & Vince & “Sheela” – 147 miles
  • Toy breed winner: “Chesney” & Nancy – 110 miles
  • Adult winner: George & Nancy & “Pete” & “Lucy”– 66 miles
  • Grade School winners: Simon/Hope/Sam & “Scotch” – 61/46/47 miles
  • Small breed winner: “Scotch” & Thomas & Cheryl – 58 miles
  • Medium breed winner: “Sammy” & Ella – 38 miles

 

2014 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall distance winner: Michelle & "Holly" – 161.4 miles.
  • Pre-School winner: Dylan & “Cilla” – 14 miles
  • Grade School winner: Grace & “Hurly Bear” – 36 miles
  • Adult winner: Nancy & “Chesney” – 63 miles
  • Senior winner: Gene & Trish & “Dolly” – 38 miles
  • Toy breed winner: “Sugar” & family – 11 miles
  • Small breed winner: “Lexy” & Jessica – 34.5 miles
  • Medium breed winner: “Sammy” & Ella – 13 miles
  • Large breed winner: “Chewy” & Nikki – 29 miles
  • Giant breed winner: “Rocky” & Quentin – 24 miles

 

2013 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall distance winner: Michelle & "Holly" - 169 miles
  • Grade School winner: Kiersten & "Buddy" - 11.5 miles
  • High School winner: Madison & "Winston" - 6.5 miles
  • Adult winner: Pattie & "Roxie" - 57 miles
  • Senior winner: Anita & "Sheela & Shelly" - 99.6 miles
  • Toy breed winner: "Lucy" & Nancy - 28 miles
  • Small breed winner: "Lucy" & Nancy - 28 miles
  • Large breed winner: Susan & "Molly" - 46.2 miles 

 

2012 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

  • Overall distance winner: Jean & "Rugan" - 176 miles.
  • Grade School winner: Kiersten & "Snowball" - 11 miles.
  • Adult winner with 1 dog: Phil & "Jake" - 151 miles.
  • Adult winner with 2+ dogs: Nancy Z. & "Petey" "Scruffy" & "DannieLynn" - 101 miles.
  • Senior winner: Anita & "Sheela" & "Shelly" - 99.7 miles.
  • Small breed winner: "Shelby" & Martha - 93.25 miles.
  • Small breed honorable mention: "Boomer" & Christine - 83.75 miles.
  • Medium breed winner: "Holly" & Michelle - 58.8 miles.
  • Large breed winner: "Madison" & Roman & Vangie - 100.16 miles.
  • Giant breed winner: "Romey" & Kathie & Dave - 168.5 miles.

 

2011 (originally called Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon) mileage winners:

  • Overall distance winner: Mary S. with German Shepherd, "Lexi" - 200 miles
  • Senior adult winner: Anita L. with German Shepherds, "Sheela & Shelly" - 46 miles
  • Adult winner: Phil J. with Rat Terrier, "Jake" - 76 miles
  • Middle School winner: Kacey C. with Miniature Schnauzer, "Bella" - 36.5 miles
  • Grade School winner: Caden J. with Australian Shepherd, "Aussie" - 22 miles
  • Small breed winner: "Pete" the Poodle with Nancy K. - 53 miles
  • Medium breed winner: Schnauzer "DannieLynn", Poodle "Petey" & Schnauzer "Scruffy" with Nancy Z. - 38 miles
  • Large breed winner: Golden Retriever "John Henry" & Labrador "Tess" with Don A. - 54 miles
  • Giant breed winner: Italiano Spinone "Romey" with Kathy M. - 73 miles

Walk your own pet on your own schedule on your own route to win prizes in our annual Walk-My-Dog Program by Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in Wichita, KS

 

 

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“Thank you all for the walk challenge... it kind of gave me a reason to get out & my dog would grab her leash & tell me we were going to go for a walk! It's really what kept me going during that time because just that little bit of time to get out really helped with all the stress of having to work 40 hours - or more probably more like 70 hours every week...I think it actually was probably what kept me healthy & in the frame of mind to be able to continue to work because I was keeping healthy."

- Tami Weaver during 2020 pandemic


* Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills is a family-owned small business in west Wichita (13303 W. Maple, Suite 143, Wichita, KS 67235). We also serve our friends in Goddard, Clearwater, Maize, Colwich, Viola, Garden Plain, Cheney, Andale, Andover & Augusta. Voted Wichita's favorite veterinary clinic in the Wichita Eagle Reader's Choice Awards.

 

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