Tails on the Trail 2018

Get your Company Involved!

If you are interested in getting your company involved with Tails on the Trail, you've come to the right place!  Learn about sponsorship opportunities, how to start your team, become a vendor and see which companies already have teams!

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring Tails on the Trail is a unique opportunity to build your presence in the community as a company that loves and supports homeless animals.  Sponsorships of all levels are available, and we can work with you on opportunities that are meaningful to you and your company. Some of the benefits available include, but are not limited to:

Listing and logo placement on the Tails on the Trail event webpage

WHS website receives 100,000 unique visitors each month

Traditional and social media marketing, including:

Listing and/or logos on Facebook & twitter

More than 86,000 followers on Facebook & over 8,000 followers on Twitter

Listing in our Howler e-newsletters

Distributed to 120,000 subscribers

Listing in our Critter Chronicles newsletter after the event

Mailed to roughly 40,000 supporters

Logo placement on participant T-shirts

Logo on banner at the event

Booth space during post-race activities

Opportunity to place promotional materials in goodie bags for each participant


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Nowlin at (414) 431-6157 or by email at lnowlin@wihumane.org.

Cover Registration Fees

Want to support Tails on the Trail, but an outright sponsorship isn't a good fit for your company? Consider covering the registration fees for employees! It's a meaningful way to support a cause your employees care about without the large financial commitment of an event sponsorship. We'll even send out an official invoice once all registrations have been tallied, so it's easy to track! For questions or more information, contact Jesse at (414) 431-6121.

Are you looking for a new way to engage your employees, kickstart your company wellness program or support a cause you love with your co-workers?  Start a team for Tails on the Trail!   Just like individuals, Tails on the Trail teams compete for exciting prizes, top company teams will receive exposure and even if you don’t have a dog, you can still join a team and support animals in need!

Did you know, if you hold Jeans day, bake sales, raffles, chili cook-offs, or any other company fundraisers, you can use those funds toward your team or sponsorship for the walk?  Not sure how to get employees and co-workers involved?  Hold a "pup rally" to collect donations, sign team members up to walk or designate a day where all walk donations will be matched by the company!  We may even be able to send a volunteer and animal to your company for that day!

Trust us, it's easier than you think to get involved in Tails on the Trail!

Team Prizes

Every team that raises $2,500 or more will receive a 10x10 space in our Team Tail-Gate Area!  You'll have a team yard sign to designate your space, but you're welcome to bring your own tent so your team can meet the day of the race to walk together or meet up after the race is finished!

Top Team Prizes Include:

The opportunity to be the "Leader of the Pack," which means your team will get to be at the head of the pack at the Tails on the Trail start line!  Your team captain will also be able to make an appearance at the starting platform before the race.

A team trophy!  The Tails on the Trail trophy will be engraved with your team's name, presented on the Main Stage just before the walk starts!

Your team's photo on the front page of the walk website after the event in celebration of your success!

An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Wisconsin Humane Society for your team members, hosted by President & CEO, Anne Reed. (on a mutually-agreeable date and time)

How do we determine the top team?

We will announce the top team just before the start of the walk at Tails on the Trail. This requires that all online donations counting toward your team's winning total must be received by midnight on Wednesday, June 20.  All cash/check donations counting toward your team's winning total must be received or hand delivered to WHS by 8:00 p.m. on the 20th.  Donations will still be accepted after this, of course, but they will not be used for determining which team wins the trophy and top team prize.


Become a Vendor or Exhibitor

Interested in a great way to reach & interact with new animal-loving customers?  People and animals will visit vendors and exhibitors before and after the race, so you can enjoy exposure to hundreds of animal lovers at one event!  Vendor fees are also tax-deductible, so it's a win-win!


View our Vendor & Exhibitor Application & Guidelines here

Fill out our Vendor Application Online now


Become a Food Vendor

View our Food Vendor Application & Guidelines here

To learn more about vendor opportunities, please contact Jesse at (414) 431-6121 or by email at tailsonthetrail@wihumane.org.

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