Pet-lovers from all over Midcoast Maine will gather at Harbor Park in Rockland Saturday, Sept. 17, for the annual Whisker Walk Family Fun Day & 5K. This family event has something for everyone (two-legged and four-legged): a 5K to run, an agility course to try out, food to eat, music to enjoy, a doggy day spa to pamper, pet vendors to browse, and children’s activates to play.

The main event is the largest dog walk in town, and all proceeds benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County.

A large part of PMHSKC’s annual budget comes from those who participate in the Whisker Walk. Register today at hskcme.org. Grab family, friends, and coworkers to form a pack and collect pledges for animals in need. Then join the fun at the Whisker Walk.

All are welcome; it is not necessary to bring a pet to participate. Registration starts at 8 a.m., the 5K starts at 9 a.m., the mile-long walk starts at 10 a.m. and the festival continues until 2 p.m.