Walk for the Animals

Event Info

Join us on June 2 at the beautiful Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater for an exciting day!

Start with a 1-mile scenic stroll around the vineyard with your pooch then enjoy music from DJ Jammin' Jackie, shopping from a variety of vendors, activities like inflatable wrecking ball, and dog games!

This year, a new activity course will be available to all participants. Enjoy fun activities with your pooch like, Bow-Wow Bingo and a Scavenger Hunt.  You can also pose your questions at our Ask a Vet and Ask a Trainer booths, and get henna tattoos!

Dog games at the Walk


Adults: $29 Early Bird Price through May 26th
Children (ages 6 and under): Free
Aidan's Friend: $10 (Individuals who are raising funds but not attending the Walk)

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule of events

12 pm – Walk Registration
12:45 pm – Warm Up and Welcome
1 pm – Walk Begins with Alumni Parade
1:30-4 pm – Activities Course Opens
2 pm - Dog Game Competitions




Bluestone Vineyard
4828 Spring Creek Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812

From I-81 South

From I-81S, take exit 240 towards Mt. Crawford/Bridgewater
Turn right onto VA-257 W
In 0.7 miles, turn left onto US-11S / N Main St
In 1 mile, turn right on State Route 727/Airport Rd
Follow 727 for about 3 miles, destination will be on your right.

From I-81 North 

From I-81N, take exit 235 towards Weyers Cave/Grottoes
Turn left onto VA-256 W
In 0.2 miles, turn right onto US-11N / N Main St
In 1 mile, turn left onto State Route 727/Airport Rd
Follow 727 for about 3 miles, destination will be on your right.

About Anicira

Anicira began as Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic in 2005 with the mission to end medically unnecessary euthanasia (animals being put down because of length of stay in a shelter, or being in an overcrowded shelter).

While doing this lifesaving work, the clinic began to see other needs in the community. We saw families unable to keep beloved pets because they couldn’t afford veterinary care. Our services grew to include affordable services like preventative care, primary care, dentistry, heartworm treatment, and humane euthanasia.

In 2014 we changed our name to Anicira to encompass all of our services, and in 2016 we started a foster-based adoption program to keep dogs out of at-risk situations.

Since opening, we’ve cared for more than 150,000 cats and dogs in the Western, Central and Northern parts of Virginia - from large feral cat colonies to 200 pound mastiffs, and thousands of orphaned shelter animals of all kinds. We work together with animal welfare organizations both nonprofit and government-operated, small and large, to stop medically unnecessary euthanasia of companion animals.