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Woodland Woof Walk this Saturday

Stroll through a lovely wooded setting at this Saturday's Woodland Woof Walk
Stroll through a lovely wooded setting at this Saturday's Woodland Woof Walk
P O'Beollain

This Saturday, Aug 3, 2014, the 9th annual Woodland Woof Walk is taking place at Woodland Cemetery, 118 Woodland Ave in Dayton. The walk is sponsored by the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and by the Woodland Cemetery.

You may bring a sociable dog to walk, or test drive one of the Humane Society’s adoptable dogs. Dogs are optional, and history buffs – with or without dogs – will be thrilled by this informative walk through the tree-laden grounds of the cemetery.

Tours will be conducted at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Woodland tour guides will be discussing the history of the famous (and infamous) people buried at the cemetery and leading walkers to some of their resting places. Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the Wright Brothers, Erma Bombeck and the Gypsy King and Queen are among those buried at Woodland Cemetery.

The event is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. Registration for the 1.1 mile walk begins at 8:30 a.m. or you can register in advance at the cemetery office at 118 Woodland Avenue or by calling (937) 228-3221.

Don’t forget to bring materials for cleaning up after your dog. See you then!


The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a nonprofit organization supported entirely by the generous contributions of the community. We have served Montgomery County for more than 100 years and are the oldest, most established animal-wellness center in the area.

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is committed to helping lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to providing Dayton's families with the resources to become loving, lifelong pet owners. The Humane Society's functions in the Miami Valley include:

  • Finding homes for homeless pets.
  • Reuniting lost pets with their families.
  • Reducing pet overpopulation, through proactive spay/neuter programs.
  • Working to eliminate animal abuse and neglect, through cruelty investigations and community action.
  • Serving as a resource for pet owners, to enhance the human-animal bond.
  • Collaborating with community organizations and companies, to make our programs more effective.
  • Striving to be the area's most proactive and effective animal-care agency.
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