The Running of the Puppies is a short parade that takes place on 8th Ave. in Hopkins, MN on July 7th at 2:30pm. Prior to the Running of the Puppies Parade, a dog/puppy adoption event hosted by Warrior Dog Rescue takes place in the parking lot of LTD Brewing. Children are encouraged to sign up to walk with a puppy (along side the puppy's foster parent) during the adoption event.
The mission of Warrior Dog Rescue is to save the dogs that are left abandoned in shelters, are surrendered by their owners, and those that are being abused and neglected. They all deserve a “good dog life… every single one of them.”