Annual Dane-a-Thon – Sunday May 7, 2017

We are again asking Dane-a-Thon participants to get sponsorship from friends and family or simply make a donation. Your generosity helps support the many Great Danes we rescue who are desperately in need of help and makes it possible to save those who would otherwise be euthanized because of prohibitive costs to get them well.

Click Here to Pledge or Donate

Time and Place

Date: May 7, 2017 – Rain or shine!

Start Time: 11 a.m.

                   139 SILVER STREET, PARIS, ON

There is a nominal Admission fee of $10 per person (8 y-o or older) for those who do NOT have Pledge sheets.
No charge for Children under 8, and/or those with Pledge Sheets of $40 (or more).

Print Directions : Print Insurance Waiver


Venue Layout

Pledges and Donations
This year, all attendees who collect $1,000 or more on their pledge sheet will get a chance to win a $300 Visa Card prize!

Collect Pledges for Danes in Distress

View & print Pledge Sheet

Or, make your pledge Online through a credit card by clicking the button below.

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When processed, you will receive a Charitable Donation Receipt.

The event will include:

A free serving of food & drink per participant.

Sales Table,
Bake Sale,
50-50 Draw,
Nail Clipping booth and
Silent Auction will all be available throughout the event.

Awards for the 3 highest pledge amounts, furthest traveled participant, Youngest and Oldest Great Dane.

A Veterinarian (Dr. Ken Burgess) and St. John Ambulance will be in attendance.

Toilet facilities are available.

Sequence of Activities








Event Start – Registration, All Booths open and 50-50 raffle tickets available.

BRB K9 Team will be available throughout the events to monitor dog behaviour and provide training tips.
They will stage a mini dog show, Agility training, one-on-one training and Great Dane races with lots of awesome prizes to be won. 
Please continue to check what’s happening throughout the day!

12:00 Opening Remarks
12:15 This year, we have relocated our venue to Paris Fairgrounds where there will be lots of activities and an onsite pond for the dogs to cool off. 
The perfect opportunity to enjoy the day visiting with old friends, meeting new ones and spending time with our wonderful strong, supportive DID Team.
1:45 Prize Awards for 3 Highest Pledge amounts; Oldest & Youngest Dane present; furthest traveled group/individual.
3:00 Silent Auction Bidding closes.
3:15 Distribution of Silent Auction Items to highest bidders.
3:45 Clean up, disassembly of equipment (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help), dispersal.


For Golf enthusiasts: We will be hosting our 3rd Golf tournament in the Chatham area in mid summer. Watch for our posting about this event after the Dane-a-Thon!!


To behold a Dane is to perceive a Deity in disguise. In the company of a multitude, Heaven is readily apparent….. Anonymous