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Tails and Trails Walk Benefiting Ruff Start Rescue

September 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am 1:00 pm

Ruff Start Rescue is excited to host our first fundraising run/walk on Sunday, September 17th at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

Calling all animal lovers! Don’t miss the opportunity to walk for Ruff Start Rescue and bring your well-behaved companion animals along for the fun! On Sunday, September 17th*, at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Ruff Start Rescue will host Tails and Trails, a fundraiser benefiting Ruff Start Rescue. The best part is your dogs are welcome to join you on the course!

This event promises to be a tail-wagging good time. Plus, with water stations and dog-friendly activities, you and your pup can refuel and recharge together throughout the day. So, grab your leash, lace up your sneakers, and get ready to make a difference for Ruff Start Rescue. It’s a win-win for everyone – you’ll get a fantastic walk with great people, your pup will have a blast, and rescue animals will receive much-needed support. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to combine your love of exercise and animals in one unforgettable event!

ABOUT US: Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of animals in need. We improve animal welfare in communities through adoption, education, and providing resources for people and pets.

With your support, Ruff Start Rescue has saved the lives of over 20,000 animals since our inception in 2010! With hundreds of animals in rescue at any given time, we need your help to continue our life-saving mission.


  • 9:30 am- Registration, t-shirt pick up, & activities
  • 10:30 am- Program, with walk to follow (route is just over a mile). Join us back at the pavilion for continued activities after the walk.

There will be fun activities for all, including:

REGISTER & DONATE: Create or join a team, register yourself as a participant, and begin fundraising! Visit the Tails and Trails website.

Not able to attend? You can still register and fundraise to support animals in rescue; just select the virtual ticket option and choose to have your t-shirt mailed to you.

PET POLICY: Non-reactive dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Retractable leashes are prohibited. Owners are responsible for waste pick-up. Dogs are not allowed under the pavilions.

PARKING: Please park in the lots near Pavilions 2 & 3. There is a parking fee of $7 per vehicle (card or cash payments only) unless you have a park pass. Carpooling is encouraged. Anoka County Parks parking details can be found here.

VOLUNTEER: If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email events@ruffstartrescue.org.

SPONSOR: Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Please email events@ruffstartrescue.org to learn more.

*Please note the event date has been changed since it was originally posted.


September 17, 2023
9:30 am – 1:00 pm


Ruff Start Rescue
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Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

9750 Egret Boulevard Northwest, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Coon Rapids, MN 55433 US
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