Welcome to PuppyUp Des Moines 2018!

Sunday, September 23rd
Noon to 4 pm

Please join us for the 6th Annual PuppyUp Des Moines Walk at a new location: Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines 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:

Noon to 3:00 Registration
Noon to 4:00 Vendor Fair (View our Vendors), Silent Auction, Live Music, Demonstrations, Food Trucks
3 -3:15 Opening Ceremony
3:15 – 4 Walk
4:00 Conclusion of  PuppyUp Walk and Festivites. Silent Auction ends at 4- please remember to pick up your items!  (View our Silent Auction Donors)


For the third 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 “, “Survivor” or “In Support of”.

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.


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

General Inquiries

Tribute Sign Inquiries

Our Sponsors

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!