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The 7th Annual Oakley Pup Crawl!

Calling all Doggo's, it's YOUR day - the Oakley Pup Crawl is back for year 7! Good news is that technically only makes us 1 in dog years, right?

Mark your calendar for the Cincinnati's ONLY Canine Cancer event, and largest Crawl WITH your dog. We need all paws on Madison Rd. April 28th.

As the sun shines down on a crisp Sunday in April, Lilly's blooming, birds chirping, squirrels scurrying, and all the "floof" you can handle. You know you're at the one and only Pup Crawl! Over 3,000, two, three (<3 our TriPawds), and four legged Crawlers turn Oakley into a doggy paradise with crawlers from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and as far as Pennsylvania, committed to fighting canine cancer through education, awareness & research.

Sounds PAWSOME, how's this work?

  • Step 1: Register here.
  • Step 2: Draw a BIG Pink Paw around Sunday, April 28th on your calendar.
  • Step 3: CRAWL!!

Check-in with the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation at Oakley Square; pick up your map, Pup Crawl tee, cup, exclusive koozie for the first 500 registrants, sticker, and treats all tucked away in your United Pet Fund schWAG Bag. Grab your leash and head through "Barkley Square" shopping and getting treats from our vendors. Stop by the Puppy Kissing Booth, Dog Tattoos, Pup-Paw-Razzi photo booth, and give some extra belly rubs to the pups available for adoption from one of our many rescues. Take them for a stroll with our Rent-A-Pup program, they sure would love a Doggie Dessert, Paw Print Art, a Hot-Dog from Skyline Chili, and delicious treats at The Oak. Kick off at Oakley "Pup" & Grill and head to 10+ other stops that are ALL family friendly (even non-fur kids!) featuring live music, contests, drinks, specials, special guests, and giveaways ONLY available with your Pink Pup Crawl bracelet!

We are proud of the impact the Pup Crawl has made fighting canine cancer, and it's all because of YOU! After completing our $108,000 Canine Lung Cancer grant at Ohio State University, we've set our sights on B-Cell Lymphoma. Last year the Crawl began funding this grant at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine & Teaching Hospital!

It's our favorite day of the year, and a Sunday Funday you and your pup will cherish!

We Are The Cure!

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Locations / Contests

Always competitive and a highlight of the Crawl, compete for bragging rights and be crowned Champ at contests on the hour . Win a framed commemorative Pup Crawl poster, gift card and a pair of tickets + pup to the Cincinnati Reds Bark in the Park! . Join us 15 minutes early to register!

2 PM - Oakley Pub and Grill - Team Treat
3 PM - Pup Crawl Lot at Madison and Markbreit - Best Pup Trick
4 PM - The Oak Tavern - WORLD FAMOUS Bowser Beer Chug

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Sunday, April 28th, 2019
Event is Rain or Shine!

Start Time:

Registration Tent opens at 11 AM and will be available until 1 PM in Oakley Square Our dogs want to Crawl too, I mean it's only fair!


Oakley Square - Geier Esplanade
2980 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209


Welcome to Oakley, an amazing mix of eclectic, locally owned businesses, breweries, restaurants and bars that are ALL Pet Friendly.

A map will be posted and provided at Check-in, each stop will have balloons identifying them as Official Pup Crawl Pawtner's!

Entry Donation:

The Pink Crawl bracelet is your key to getting exclusive giveaways and specials throughout the Crawl, and you can ONLY get them by registering!

  • $25.00 if registered by midnight March 31, 2018
  • $5 per dog - Max of 2 Dogs per person, so you can hold a beer in one hand and 2 leashes in the other. April 1 through April 26 6PM (site closes)
  • $30 registration $5 per dog.
  • Shirt size guaranteed if registered by midnight April 7th.
  • Day of Crawl $35 with shirt while supplies last; $20 when shirts are gone.
  • Registration Donation Required to receive wristband granting exclusive specials at Crawl stops. All locations are open to the public.

Early Registration Pick-up:

Important info here Crawlers!!! Pup Crawl Registration Pick-up opens at 11 AM on Sunday, April 28th at the West end of Oakley Square. With over 1,500 registered Crawlers in attendance, the lines get LOOOONNNNNGGGG, no matter how many volunteers we have. So, we've added 3 early pick-up spots this year:

Tuesday, April 23rd, 4 to 7 PM - NKY Pick-up

Get a taste of our special MadTree Brewing Pup Crawl IPA "Snoot Boopin'!"
Gypsy's, Covington Kentucky Mainstrasse
641 Main St.
Covington, KY 41011
[click for directions]

Wednesday, April 24th, 4 to 7 PM - North County

Join Pink Paw Sponsor Camp Bow Wow Cincinnati at
Envision Cinemas
4780 Cornell Rd
Cincinnati 45241
[click for directions]

Friday, April 26 4-7 PM - Pup Crawl Central!

Join us to kick off Pup Crawl weekend at the spot that started it all - The Oak Tavern
3089 Madison Rd,
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Directions link
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Early Pick-ups will be able to pick up your bag, Crawl bracelets, map with specials, tee shirt- we promise ;) - cup, and all the goodies you would get at crawl check-in. Congrats if you are one of the first 500 registered, you also receive one of our exclusive Pup Crawl koozies!



Contact Us:

Email us for additional information, to be a part of the crawl, join the pawlunteer's, or just have questions. You can also message us via our Facebook Page


Big sloppy kisses to our Pawtners,
who make the Pup Crawl possible!

Pink Paw
Platinum Paw

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