Dogs and Suds


Meet Roxy - 2013 Top Dog!  Your dog can be next year's Dogs and Suds mascot.  Click here to see how!


Dogs & Suds Event
Dogs & Suds is Warrick Humane Society's largest annual fundraiser; we use funds raised by this event to support our "no-kill" shelter.  This years event will take place from 2PM - 10PM on October 5th, 2013 at the Old Lock and Dam in Newburgh, IN.  This year we plan to have live music all day from local blues musicians!  Here is our tentative schedule of events:

2PM - 3PM: Honey Roy (Band)
2PM - 8PM: Kids Area Open, we will have inflatables and games in this area!
2PM - 8PM: Pet Photos
2PM - 4PM: Microchipping & Rabies Clinic
2PM - 5PM: Dog Baths & Nail Trims
3PM: Catch the Rabbit Kids Race & Registration for Pet Contests Begin
3:30PM: Dogs & Suds 5K
3:45PM - 4:45PM: Blind-Dog Gatewood (Solo Artist)
4:45PM: 5K Awards (may be earlier if results are posted sooner)
5:30PM - 6:30PM: 3 Shades of Gray (Band)
6:30PM: Dog Walk
6:45PM: Pet Contests
7:15PM: Silent Auction Ends (Click here for items for auction in 2012)
7:15PM - 8:15PM:  Troy Miller (Solo Artist)
9:00PM - 10:00PM: Ryan Rigdon/Hirize Hillbillys (Band)

Click here for a map of activities and a time frame for each!
Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year we use the funds from sponsors to help pay for the expenses associated with our event.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Dogs and Suds please contact

Our current 2013 sponsors are:





Alice and John Nugent
The Family of Betsey Leslie 

All Breed Pet Care LLC

Riverbend Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

In Memory of Bubba, Schneider and Pistachio

Emma Haviza

Custom Recreation

Gilkey Family Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic

Dogs & Suds 5K

The 4th annual Dogs & Suds 5K will take place on 10/5/13 at 3:30PM cost is $20 before 9/15 and $25 after 9/15.  You can sign up by mailing a paper copy of the registration to Warrick Humane Society:

5722 Vann Road
PO Box 82
Newburgh, IN 47630

We are also offering an online sign up this year:


The 2014 5K course is being determined!  A link will be coming soon.

Race Divisions

5K Walk: No age divisions

5k Run: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60 & up.

5K Entry Fee

$20 before 9/15 and $25 after 9/15.  Only pre-registered participants are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Packet Pickup

Runners and Walkers can pick up their packets at Anytime Fitness between 5PM and 7PM on 10/4; we will also be registering runners and walkers at this time.

Packet pickup will also be available at the Old Lock and Dam on 10/5 from 1PM to 3:30PM.

5K Run / Race Walk Awards

5K Run: Awards and trophies will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers.  Gift cards and other prizes are also given to the Top 3 overall finishers - the type and amount to be announced soon!

Trophies will also be give to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.

5K Walk: Trophies will be awarded to the Top 5 Male and Top 5 Female Race walkers.

Dog Tired Challenge

Bring your Finishers Medal from the 2013 Evansville Half Marathon and you can compete in the Dog Tired Challenge.  Competitors who complete BOTH the half marathon and Dogs and Suds 5K receive a stein!

Top Dog

Registered runners may run with their dogs during the race.  Dogs and their runners must start in the back.  Dogs must be on a leash and stay within the eyesight of the runner for the WHOLE race.  A special gift basket will be made for the top dog.  Also, the 2013 Top Dog will be the 2014 Dogs and Suds mascot - pictures of the Top Dog will be given to our artist and he will use the dog as his inspiration for next year's cartoon.
Catch the Rabbit Kids Race

Join us for the 2nd annual "Catch the Rabbit" kids race.  The Kids race will be a 0.25-0.50 mile run on the Run / Walk on the Newburgh Rivertown trail; while running, the kids will try and catch one of our volunteers dressed up like a rabbit.  The rabbit will have 5 flags attached to their costume - the first 5 kids to return to the finish line with a flag will get a prize.  All finishers will get a medal.  The race will begin at the Old Lock and Dam at 3PM; the cost to participate is $10.  You can sign up by mailing a paper copy of the registration to Warrick Humane Society:

5722 Vann Road
PO Box 82
Newburgh, IN 47630

We are also offering an online sign up this year:

Music from Local Blues Bands!

We will be announcing the line up of local blues bands once we have it set!

Dog Walk

Individuals and Teams are encouraged to sign up for our annual dog walk.  The walk starts at the Old Lock and Dam and goes to the intersection of Water Street and IN-662 and back. 

We are currently offering the following prizes for individuals and teams that participate in fundraising efforts:


$25: Event shirt
$50: Event shirt & WHS magnet
$100: Event shirt & WHS Christmas ornament & YOUR PETS PHOTO ON NEXT YEARS SHIRT!
$150: Event shirt & WHS dog bowl & YOUR PETS PHOTO ON NEXT YEARS SHIRT!


$250: Team Photo
$500 and up: Team Photo & 2013 Kennel Sponsorship

Click here for a word document you can paste into an email you can send to your friends to get donations.

To register online for the Dog Walk, or make a donation for a walker, click the link below:

Dog Activites and Games

There are plenty of activites for your four legged friends at Dogs and Suds!  Halloween themed and Dogs and Suds themed pet photos will be taken in the Old Lock and Dam building.  You can also get your pet microchipped for $20 or bathed for $10.
Pet Contests

Bring your favorite four legged friend to compete in the following contests:

Stupid Pet Tricks
Pet / Owner Look Alike
Facebook Favorite
Best Dressed Pet
Kids Area

Bring your kids to Dogs & Suds we will have inflatables, games and playground equiptment for their enjoyment.  Kids between the ages of 3 and 10 can also participate in the Catch the Rabbit Kids Race!
Food and Beverages

We will have food for purchase from BBQ Barn, Chick-Fil-A, Papa Johns, Just Rennies, & Acapulco.  We will have a beer garden open from 2PM - 10PM.  Local Music from blues bands will also be playing in our Beer Garden from 2PM - 10PM.  We will be charging a $5 per person entry fee after 5PM.  5K runners and walkers get free admission to the event if they show their race bib at the door.
Green Dogs

With the help of our sponsors, Warrick Humane Society is actively trying to minimize the impact of our events on the enviroment.  Please do your part by making sure you recycle while at the event! 
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