Pups and Peeps Loop the Trails 2024

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Welcome to the 8th Annual Pups and Peeps Loop the Trails 2024

AFSP Long Island Chapter's Paws for Prevention Event!

The Pups and Peeps Loop the Trails Dog Walk began in 2017 in loving memory of Port Washington resident Flavio Barbosa and has grown into a community event raising awareness and funds for mental health education and suicide prevention efforts. The 8th annual Pups and Peeps event will again be held at the beautiful Sands Point Preserve with new activities planned and ways to get you and your family engaged.  

Event Details

Event participants WILL NOT be Charged for parking at the Preserve

Date: 06/22/2024
Location: Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point, NY 
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Carrie Aronson 
Contact Phone: 516-865-3944 
Contact Email: caronson@afsp.org



Check in begins at 9:00 am.  Fun, family and pet friendly activities will be set up until noon.


  You can walk the trail at your leisure, but be sure to check out the raffles,

Grover's Food Truck serving breakfast foods,

and the Ruff Life mobile grooming station for a nail trim

either before or after you walk!


There is no fee to register for the dog walk, and no minimum fundraising requirement, but if you donate $20

you will receive a Pups and Peeps bandana for your Pup! 

If you raise $100 or more, you will receive the 2024 official Pups and Peeps Tee Shirt for yourself! 


Don't own a dog and are looking to adopt one?  North Shore Animal League America will be joining us with some of their adoptable dogs! 




Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide and Get Rewarded!

$100+ - Raise $100 by 06/22/2024 and receive the official Pups and Peeps Tee Shirt!*

*Donations can be made to a team as a whole, but the t-shirt and other incentives are based only on individual fundraising.  

See all the cool AFSP merch you could receive based on your fundraising HERE.


Promote the Walk in Your Community and Workplace! 

Follow us on social: 


Use Your Social Media

Post on your socials! Share why you walk with your community! Use the hashtags:

#pupsandpeepsli and #stopsuicide

Create a Facebook Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! 

If you want to fundraise on Instagram, add the link to your fundraising page to your profile bio! Then post about the Walk and direct people to "donate in bio"

** Please note that Instagram fundraisers DO NOT integrate with your Pups and Peeps Walk fundraising page. If you would like to share on Instagram, add the link to your fundraising page to your bio or add it as a link in your Instagram story! **

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Be sure to follow all of the steps after registering to get that fundraising going!

Need fundraising ideas? These recommendations will make it FUNdraise!


Commonly Asked Questions:

How do I register? Click here to view a step-by-step guide.

I am already registered but I want to create / join a team, how can I change my registration? Log into your account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first). View this video tutorial for more help

Can I register at the Walk? Yes!  You can register in-person at the Walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate. 

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $100 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official Pups and Peeps walk t-shirt!

 If you donate $20 your pup will receive the official Pups and Peeps bandana.

If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $100. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $100




How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

You will not be charged for parking.  Pups and their peeps will be walking one of the trails at the preserve.  Please be sure to bring water for your pup! 

For additional questions, please email caronson@afsp.org








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   We want to thank everyone who has registered and are raising funds.  Your efforts will help us continue our mission and save lives.