On Saturday, dog owners celebrated the 25th Cause for the Paws 5K put on by the Humane Society of Douglas County.
The event was a chance for owners and their canine companions to get out and enjoy some early fall weather for a good reason.
“It’s a way to just get out, walk your dog, be healthy and have some fun,” said Humane Society of Douglas County Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Cheri Fitch.
Participants were encouraged to bring their furry friends to the event, but no one was hounded to finish the 5K.
“We have people who don’t finish the whole 5K and there’s no judgment here, but we have people who are real hard core racers and they’ll come blast in across the finish line,” said Fitch.
Just like humans, dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and that means they need their exercise too.