The Lost Dogs Home' is calling on seniors to hit the pavement in support of displaced pups this month.
The home's March Walkies campaign calls on Australians of all ages to take a walk in order to raise funds for the 15,000 lost and abandoned animals that pass through its door each year.
The campaign is open to both dog owners and people who don't have pets. Participants can choose the distances and frequency of their walks, making the fundraiser accessible to people of varying fitness levels.
The shelter is hoping to have 1000 registrations by the fundraiser's kickoff date of March 1.
Spokesperson Suzana Talevski said the home received many phone calls from people wanting to know what they could do to help the shelters, and the fundraiser was the perfect opportunity.
''Even if you don't or are not in a position to own a pet at the moment, March Walkies' gives Australians a real way of making sure they are contributing to the health of animals that find themselves in need," Ms Talevski said.
South Yarra early childhood teacher Melissa Meirun and her two-year-old miniature labradoodle River will be taking part in the fundraiser.
''We love the outdoors and thought, 'why not put all the steps we take to good use and help raise funds for a great cause?'" Melissa said.
"River and I are blessed to have found one another and we would love it if the animals at The Lost Dogs' Home could do the same."
For more information, to register or donate, click HERE.
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