Welcome to PuppyUp Des Moines 2019!

Sunday, September 15th
Raccoon River Park
West Des Moines
Noon to 3:30 pm

Please join us for the 7th Annual PuppyUp Des Moines Walk where we will 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.

Be sure to register early!
The 1st 100 participants  who have paid
(or raised) their registration fee
qualify to  receive a free event tee shirt.


For the fourth 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 “, or “Survivor”.

These 11″ x 14″ signs can be purchased online; click here. Following the walk these signs will be available to you for fur-ever keeping.

DEADLINE TO ORDER IS Monday, Sept. 2nd!

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

General Inquiries

Tribute Sign 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!