Brooklyn Bridge “Pup Crawl” Lights the Night


Hundreds of dogs marched from Manhattan to Brooklyn on Saturday night as they took part in the second annual Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl, a colorful nighttime dog parade that raises funds for animal shelters and rescues across the country.

The first Pup Crawl was held on the Brooklyn Bridge in 2009 and raised thousands of dollars for local shelters in New York, California and Florida. Rescues and shelters around the country heard about the nighttime fundraiser and, since then, additional Pup Crawls have taken place in California, Arizona and Pennsylvania, with more events underway for 2012. Collectively, thousands of dogs and their owners have helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for rescue and shelter pets across the country.

During The Pup Crawl, dogs and their owners kept safe and shed light on the cause by using a brand new illuminated dog leash called The Pup Crawl Lights-Up Leash, which is visible from a quarter of a mile away. Sales of The Pup Crawl Leash raise funds for local animal shelters and rescues. To date, more than 390 shelters and rescues in 45 states and Puerto Rico are raising funds through The Pup Crawl Leash program, which provides three dollars to one of these organizations for every leash sold. Any non-profit shelter or rescue in the United States can sign up to participate.


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Carrie Anne Brown

great article, thanks for sharing :)

Jane Warre
Jane Warren4 years ago

thanks for this - I imagined that some of those pups were looking proud of their flashing light leash.

lis Gunn
lis Gunn4 years ago

What a wonderful concept.

There is also a little night light available from the Paws site (available by on-line order for people o/s like me). It flashes red/blue or green/yellow . They make excellent gifts for dog lovers.
No kill dog shelters are also essential.

Linda Jarsky
Linda Jarsky4 years ago

Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.

Natalie A.

Great program, wish them all the best and many successes. May the program continues to grow in others states as well and help more shelters & rescues more animals. Thank you for all the hard works that you do for the animals!

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright4 years ago


This can only translate into good things for these shelters, and the animals they take care of, who so desperately need all the help and funds they can. Thank you to everyone involved with this very important cause!

I would like nothing better than to see this idea in every major city in the US, oh hell, make that the world! {if we're gonna dream, we may as well make it BIG!}

We must continue to be their voices.

Hope S.
Hope Sellers4 years ago

Super idea; hope it spreads.

Isabel Araujo
Isabel Araujo4 years ago

I wish them lots of success with this great idea!

Jane R.
Jane R.4 years ago

Great way to make money for the homeless animals. I wish them lots of success.


GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!