Thousands of pups march across Austin in the Mighty Texas Dog Walk


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands of dogs took over the city Saturday morning, and it was all for a great cause.

Hundreds of people gathered at the 20th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk for a plethora of family-friendly events including live music and a costume contest all in an effort to raise money for dogs in need of a new home.

Once again, the walk broke a world record.

“Every year we try to break a Guiness World Record and fetch it back to Austin and we’ve done it again. We have broken the record for world’s biggest group photo of people and their dogs we had probably over a thousand dogs. The current record was 108 dogs from Los Angeles and we have shattered it,” Sheri Soltes, the founder of Service Dogs Inc.

The Annual Texas Dog Walk is founded by non-profit organization Service Dogs.

“Founded in 1988, Service Dogs, Inc. builds better lives for Texans overcoming challenges through partnerships with custom-trained Assistance Dogs provided free-of-charge. We serve veterans and other adults residing in Texas,” said Sheri Soltes president of Service Dogs. “Each dog is custom trained for the individual client’s needs.”

KXAN’s own Kaxan is attended the walk and is he ever excited! He has just been nominated for the American Humane Hero Dog Award! Read the details here, and vote for him here: Vote for Kaxan!

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