Summer is almost here, which means it is time for the 7th annual P.A.W.S. on Parade, formerly known as The Mutt Walk.

A small army of P.A.W.S. supporters and their canine friends will take to the streets Sunday, June 22, rain or shine, to raise funds for the support of the homeless cats and dogs in the care of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center.

The walk begins at the Jean H. Kislak/P.A.W.S. Community Dog Park (146 Camden St., Rockport), continues down Route 1 to Camden Village Green and returns to the Center by the same route. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome to join the parade! Participants are encouraged to secure individual pledges to sponsor their walk to raise funds for the Center. The person or pack raising the most money will win a prize.

Registration begins at noon and the walk begins at 12:30 p.m. Pledge forms can be downloaded online at or picked up in advance at the Adoption Center and at all parade sponsors, including Camden Hospital for Animals, Joe French Quality Car Care, Lord Camden Inn, Loyal Biscuit and Prince’s Furniture Home.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the parade may contact Joelle Albury at For more information about the event, visit