Welcome to PuppyUp Des Moines 2017!

Please join us for the 5th Annual PuppyUp Des Moines Walk on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Gray’s Lake Overlook Terrace as we promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research to benefit both pets and people.

PuppyUp Des Moines is a family focused event for all humans and canines to enjoy!  This heartwarming and energizing event raises awareness and funds, and provides education in the field of comparative oncology and the links between canine and human cancer.  It is a day to honor and recognize those who have survived or are battling cancer, and memorialize those whose lives have been lost to this disease.  Meet our canine and human heroes, visit our vendor fair, while enjoying music, food and fun!

Schedule of Events:

1:00 Registration
1:00 – 4:00 Vendor Fair (View our Vendors), Silent Auction, Free Food, Demonstrations, Games and Entertainment
2:45 Opening Ceremonies
3:15 Walk
4:00 Windup of 2017 PuppyUp Walk and Festivites- please remember to pick up your Silent Auction Items!  (View our Silent Auction Donors)


For the second  year in a row, PuppyUp Des Moines is pleased to offer our participants a way to honor their loved ones by purchasing a tribute sign that will be placed along the walk route.  Choose from, “In Memory of” or “Survivor”.

These 11X14 signs can be purchased via our Donation page.  Following the walk these signs will be available to you for fur-ever, keeping.


Please feel free to contact us.  We would love to hear from you!

General Inquiries


Why We Walk

Now more than ever, we must continue the fight and support those with cancer, honor the friends we have lost, and walk for those we can help. Please join us in our efforts to PuppyUp against cancer!