No Doggo’s we aren’t doin’ you a bamboozle,
The Oakley Pup Crawl is back for year 8!

Join the Tri-States ONLY Crawl WITH YOUR DOG, benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation; 3,000+ hoomans and their pups crawling throughout Oakley on Sunday, September 27, 2020, for a heckin’ great time!

After another record setting 2019 Pup Crawl that topped $55,000, our Oakley Pup Crawl has completely funded 2 research grants (Canine Lung Cancer & Lymphoma), raised awareness, and educated tens-of-thousands about canine cancer. Hosted by The Cincinnati Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation, the Pup Crawl is the largest canine event in Cincinnati.

Not only are we committed to ending canine cancer, we are HUGE adoption advocates. MANY adoption stories have their origin at the Pup Crawl – Truly, we are all things DOG!

See what’s in store, check out the 2019 Pup Crawl:

Your dog can’t tell time, but they know when it’s the last Sunday in September. That thick blanket of grey clouds parting for blue skies, warm sunbeams, chirping birds, scurrying Squirrels and fresh smells; some that require rolling-in! It can only mean one thing…it’s time to #CrawlSoHard with over 3,000, two, three (<3 our TriPawds), and four legged furiends as we turn Oakley into Pup Central

Sounds PAWSOME, how’s this work?

Step 1:  Boop the “Register Here” button
Step 2:  Put a Pink Paw on your calendar for September 27
Step 3:  Come out & CRAWL!!

Check-in to Barkley Square – Yep, it’s a real place 😉  with the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation an our AMAZING Pawlunteers! Pick up your map, Pup Crawl Bracelet, exclusive Pup Crawl tee, cup, koozie (for the first 500 registered!), belly rubs, lots of “who’s a good boy/girl?!,” treats, and more…all tucked away in your United Pet Fund schWAG Backpack. Now it’s time for a little “Barkley Square” shopping and treats from our vendors. Stop by the Puppy Kissing Booth, Dog Tattoos, Pup-Paw-Razzi photo booth, and maybe add a member to the family through one of our many rescues. Take a furkid for a stroll with our Rent-A-Pup program, they sure would love an Aglamesis Doggie Dessert, a Hot-Dog from Skyline Chili, or delicious treats at The Oak. Kick off your Crawl experience at Oakley “Pup” & Grill and head to 12+ Crawl stops that are ALL family friendly (yes we <3 non-fur kids too!) featuring live music, contests, drinks, specials, special guests, and giveaways ONLY available with your Pink Pup Crawl bracelet!

Because of YOU, the Pup Crawl has made great impact fighting canine cancer. The Crawl relies on registrations to make this happen, so please encourage friends and family to register!

It’s definitely OUR favorite day of the year and will be you and your pups as well! We Are The Cure! ♥

Crawl Stops:

It’s the freakin’ Oakley Pup Crawl – BAM! From Rooted Juicery to MadTree Brewing, the Crawl covers ¾ of a mile with PLENTY of FUN in-between.


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 – Best Pup Trick
4 PM – The Oak Tavern – WORLD FAMOUS Bowser Beer Chug



Sunday, September 27, 2020
Event is Rain or Shine!

Start Time:

Registration Tent opens at 11 AM and will be available until 1 PM in Oakley Square.


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 online and provided at Check-in, each stop will have balloons identifying them as Official Pup Crawl Pawtners!

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. More importantly, it’s how the Crawl raises money for Canine Cancer Research!

$25.00 if registered by midnight Sunday, April 26, 2020
$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 27 – May 29, 6PM (site closes)
$30 registration $5 per dog.

Shirt size guaranteed if registered by midnight May 10.
2020 Shirt design to be announced…

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 pick-up opens at 11 AM, Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the West end of Oakley Square. It’s so much fun that over 1,500 Crawlers come from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and even Pennsylvania, which means the lines get LOOOONNNNNGGGG no matter how many volunteers we have. So, we have 3 early pick-up spots:

  • 3 Early Pickup Locations, TBA

Come out to an early pick-up and you will get EVERYTHING you need to Crawl! Congrats if you are one of the first 500 registered, you also receive one of our exclusive 2020 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.