The MonDak Humane Society held its 14th annual Dog Jog, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Spring Lake Park in Williston.
Several breeds were represented in the park including labradors, dachshunds, terriers, Siberian huskies, rotweilers, poodles, mixes and mutts.
MonDak Humane Society President ReNae Vorgert said the event helps to raise funds for animals the shelter fosters and for the annual neuter and spay discounts during the month of February when clinics including Western Veterinary clinic in Williston and High Plains in Sidney reduce spay and neuter prices to half off.
Last year, Vorgert said the money raised was enough to spay and neuter over 300 animals.
“The dog jog is a great way for pet owners in the community to socialize with other pet owners while raising money for a good cause,” Vorgert said. “We see a lot of the animals we’ve adopted out from the Humane Society every year too, and that’s always a real nice thing to see.”
Kim Holte came to the Dog Jog with her daughter Jaylie and Chestnut, their 11-week-old shar-pei and beagle mixed puppy.
Holte said the Dog Jog is something she has attended previously and enjoys.
“The kids can come out and see other breed, while having fun with their dog too,” Holte said.
First timers to the Dog Jog, Kari and Ryan Boston came with their two St. Bernards, five-month-old Bogart and two-year-old Noah which the Boston’s rescued.
“We love (the Dog Jog),” Kari said. “To see all the dogs and the people, it’s really nice to get into the community.”