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What started as a 5th grade school project, expanded into reality.  In the Fall of 2015, I sought permission from city hall, mapped the route, arranged for police help, created a website, & even received non-profit status under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of HandsOn Texarkana. Through interviews & speaking, the event was publicized in several local newspapers, magazines, radio stations, & even the Scholastic Newsletter, which is published nationally.

After the success of the Inaugural Six Leg Fun Run & 5k event in 2016, Shelby’s P.A.W.S. (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) was brought to life.  I contacted several community leaders, teachers, & people that have influenced me to be on my Board of Directors. Shelby’s P.A.W.S. mission is to promote youth volunteerism within our community; encourage animal adoption, spay/neuter; & encourage others to be community leaders & advocates. 

The funds raised will purchase an adoption trailer that will be utilized by the Animal Care & Adoption Center of Texarkana to transport shelter pets to community events, hold pet health clinics encouraging spay/neuter, and offer micro-chipping.  The climate controlled environment of the trailer will make all the animals more comfortable traveling and during events in Miller and Bowie Counties. The trailer can turn into an emergency unit during times of disaster, saving numerous animals’ lives during times of turmoil and abandonment. A major example of this came in the spring of 2015 when the Red River flooded to a point of major distress for Texarkana for over a month.

I love my community and can see through my own volunteer work how much better it is… or maybe it is because I feel so much better. Volunteering can be hard, especially in an animal shelter, but it is also rewarding and heartwarming.  I want to spread that feeling throughout my community.

Our goal is to purchase that Adoption Trailer after the 3rd Annual SLFR!!  Do you want to be apart of something? A long term goal sought after by a girl with a vision.  Well, it is about to become reality!  

Your donation will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Shelby Dunphy-Day

Executive Directive | Shelby's P.A.W.S.

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2018 Six Leg Fun Run & 5k Reviews 5 - 4 reviews

Review 2018 Six Leg Fun Run & 5k

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Organization: 5.0/5
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Awesome Family & Fur-friend Event

This was our 3rd year to attend the Six Leg Fun Run. We have brought our dog, Zoe, each time along with our kids. We do the one mile walk. The kids love watching all the dogs. They always comment on how many different dogs they saw. We will be back!!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
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FAMILY FUN

This event is so unique and gets better every year. The course is well done, complete with chip timing. The volunteers are friendly and helpful, and it's all for a great cause. This is a great way to help the community, have a good race, and enjoy the company of pet lovers. They have enough "extras" going on to keep the rest of the family entertained, too. The t-shirts and medals are great, and they provide a bandana for your dog.

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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GREAT FAMILY FUN!!

This was my second year to attend this wonderful event that is put on for a very worthy cause. It is exciting to see all the families that come out and bring their dogs to participate in the 5K race or the one mile walk. There is also extra things going on that will keep you entertained throughout the event. This event is very well organized and the volunteer's are all very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to see what is on tap for next year!!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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SO MANY BEAUTIFULLY BEHAVED DOGS

What a wonderful event! I have attended the past two years and look forward to this years event. The event is fast paced, a lot going on, food, people, kids, AND so many well behaved puppy dogs. This is a unique event for this area - I would recommend it to all families, dog lovers and runners / walkers.

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Thank you for this great review! We look forward to seeing you at the next Six leg Fun Run & 5k !!!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Awesome Family & Fur-friend Event

This was our 3rd year to attend the Six Leg Fun Run. We have brought our dog, Zoe, each time along with our kids. We do the one mile walk. The kids love watching all the dogs. They always comment on how many different dogs they saw. We will be back!!

N. S.

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    2018 Six Leg Fun Run & 5k weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of January 28th, Texarkana, AR can expect temperatures between 41℉ and 58℉ with humidity around 67% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
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