Barkapalooza 2019 Pledging

Pledge to help the animals! Our goal is for each participant to raise at least $100 in pledges. Please do your part – and qualify for fabulous prizes! Get pledges from neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers. Ask your employer about matching gifts or sponsoring your participation! Click Here for our event brochure and pledge sheet. Your pledges will help us provide the following to the animals in our care:

$50 - $99 in pledges
provides shelter care for a dog or cat for one week

$100 - $299 in pledges
provides vaccinations for 60-100 animals

$300 - $499 in pledges
provides ear mite treatment for 70-140 cats

$1,000 - $2,499 in pledges
provides spaying or neutering for 40-100 animals

$2,500 in pledges
provides 100 bags of dog food

The more you collect, the Bigger your prize!

Our goal is for each participant to raise $100 in collected pledges. Your $20 registration fee gets you Entry to the events, a Doggie Goodie Bag , Bandana for your dog, Photo Certificate and more!

$2000 or more All Prizes Listed
$1000 or more West Suburban Humane Society Made in the USA Pet Bed
$750 to $999 $80.00 Engraved Welcome Walk Brick
$500 to $749 15 "From Wags to Riches" Raffle Tickets
$400 to $499 $20 Two Boston's Gift Certificate
$300 to $399 West Suburban Humane Utility Flash Light
$200 to $299 West Suburban Humane Society Pop Socket
$100 to $199 Logo Event T-Shirt


Top Pledge Collectors Win!

  • $500 in CASH for Top Pledge Collector
  • Great Prizes for Second and Third Place Winners
  • To be eligible for prizes, all pledges are due on or before event date.

Collecting Pledges Online

This year, you can create your own Barkapalooza fundraising web page. Just Click Here to register for the event and create your page in just minutes! When you set up your web page, you will be entered into our Raffle drawing.  For every $100 of donations received, another entry for you is placed in the drawing.

Matching Gifts

Don’t forget to check to see if your employer and your sponsors’ employers offer a matching gift program. All matching gifts will be used towards your grand pledge total.


If you are unable to participate in the walk, but still wish to help homeless pets, you may sponsor a West Suburban Humane Society animal. Several current residents will kick off the walkathon and would love your support! Just complete the pledge sheet and send it along with your donation to:

1901 W. Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Vendor Information

For information about vendor opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view 630-960-9600, ext. 25.



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Sign up for Barkapalooza today and start raising funds for your favorite shelter.

We've made it easier than ever for you to raise funds for the homeless animals in our care.

Event Brochure & Pledge Sheet

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Check out a video from a prior event!