Frequently Asked Questions

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Will Paws in the Park be an in-person event this year ?

Yes! Paws in the Park will be back in Woodbine Park Toronto on Saturday, August 6th from 10am-4pm.

How do I donate a Paws in the Park participant?

You can support an individual, a team or contribute directly to the event by making a donation HERE.

Will donors receive a tax receipt?

Tax receipts in the name of the donor will automatically be issued via email for all online donations of $20 or more, immediately after making their contribution. If you don’t see the tax receipt in your inbox, please check your spam folder. Offline donors will receive receipts by regular mail (or email if provided), within 30 days of the funds being received. Full name, mailing address and donation amount are required to issue a receipt.

Funds collected in lump sum are not typically eligible for charitable tax receipts, without individual donor information collected. Please confirm with Toronto Humane Society before your fundraising to clarify what can be receipted. If you have any questions, please contact

How do I collect donations?

The fastest and easiest way to collect donations is by sharing your personalized fundraising page link. Donations received on your participant page will be automatically credited toward your fundraising goal, and donors will be receipted!

How do I submit cash and cheque donations?

If you receive any cash or cheques, you can bring them to the event on Saturday, August 6th in Woodbine Park. Make sure you include the information of the participant and the donor so that the correct credit can be entered.

Cheques should be made payable to Toronto Humane Society and include the donor’s name, mailing address, and email (if they would like to receive an electronic tax receipt).

How can my employer get involved?

Form a team with your coworkers and set goals towards your fundraising goals!

Become a sponsor and promote your brand to thousands of pet owners and animal lovers by supporting Toronto Humane Society's annual fundraiser, Paws in the Park®.

Match your employees’ donations with a company contribution and increase your impact

Please email for details about sponsorship opportunities.

How will top fundraising individuals and teams be recognized?

As a top fundraiser, you’re directly helping to improve the lives of animals and we thank you!

We have a range of rewards for individuals who achieve fundraising milestones.

Check out the fundraising rewards here!

What if I can’t make it in person to Paws in the Park?

Don’t worry! You can still participate and help raise funds. Register to become a fundraiser, share your fundraising page and then check out our interactive map for fun virtual activities.