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.

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!

While your dog has certainly been enjoying the extra time with you this year; extra walks, treats, working from home, binging Netflix…but they are still missing that one thing – The Oakley Pup Crawl! This year has been doin’ us ALL a Heckin’ Bamboozle, including the Crawl.

Canine Cancer hasn’t been quarantining in 2020, we need to continue the fight!

How will the 2020 Crawl look?

Well, it will still be a PAWSOME time but in a safe and responsible environment, adhering to local and state guidelines. But we need YOUR help to make this happen:

We can take a maximum of 350 Crawlers this year!
Sorry, that allows us to be safely within gathering limits while accommodating seating at restaurants.
Having a safe day is our first priority!

    If someone does not have a wristband they will NOT be able to join you on the patio. There will be NO walk-up wrist bands available. We cannot have a huge community crowd like past Crawls – we will get shut down!
  • Groups – You are encouraged to pair up with family and friends you’re comfortable with, 6 is most ideal as that’s the majority of seating arrangements. We do have 4 tops at a couple locations.
  • Masks – You will be required to wear masks while entering and exiting establishments, just like it is now, but not while sitting, eating and drinking.
  • Barkley Square – Vendors will be now be at St. Cecilia. Oakley Square is off limits, The City is not granting event permits.

Each location will be staffed with Crawl Captains to assist the bar and restaurant associates. They have been doing this all year, they know what to do – A group of 6 leaves, 6 more will be escorted in…pretty easy, be patient. EVERYONE should be able to sit with their pups, eat, drink, and have a great time.

If you can do these things – PAWSOME, we will see you THERE!
Please read ALL the info below, there is a lot and we’ve made many changes from years past to accommodate everyone’s safety while still having FUN!
Parts of the event are organic and evolving, much like 2020, and we are doing everything we can to make it happen. 😉

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

Registrations now have the option for “Mail me my sWAG Bag.” Click the box and we will mail you your United Pet Fund sWAG backpack, event shirt, bracelet, etc. You will have everything you need to show up at the Crawl and GO!

As always, the Crawl is family friendly, yes we <3 non-fur kids too! Crawl stops feature live music, contests, drinks, specials, and giveaways ONLY available with your Pink Pup Crawl bracelet! Due to the max capacity and seating guidelines, ALL AGES must register this year.

Because of YOU, the Pup Crawl has made great impact fighting canine cancer. It’s definitely OUR favorite day of the year and will be you and your pups as well! While we know this isn’t quite the same, we promise the Crawl will be fun, safe, and bring a bit of normalcy to 2020, while continuing the fight against Canine Cancer.

Together, 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 Pup Crawl Champ! Win a framed commemorative Pup Crawl poster, gift card and a pair of tickets to the 2021 Crawl – Join us 15 minutes early to register!

  • 2 PM – MadTree Brewing – WORLD FAMOUS Bowser Beer Chug
  • 3 PM – Oakley Pub and Grill – Team Treat
  • 4 PM – The Flying Pig – Best Trick



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

Start Time:

Registration Pick-Up Tent opens at 11 AM and will be available until 1 PM at MadTree Brewing.
No Walk-Up Registrations
3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209


MadTree Brewing
3301 Madison Rd
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 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. Crawl Stop Patios (MadTree, Oakley Pub, The Oak, Flying Pig, St. Cecilia) WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, you must have a bracelet to enter. Inside dining will be open to the public.

$30.00 Individual registration, while supplies last. Max of 350 registered.
Registration Required to receive wristband granting exclusive specials at Crawl stops.

Shirt size guaranteed if registered by midnight September 15th.
2020 Shirt design to be announced…


Early Registration Pick-up:

Important info here Crawlers, we have 1 early pick-up this year!

September 24, 2020 * 3 to 7 PM

Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa – Drive Thru
5081 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45227

If you would like to have your Crawl sWAG Bag mailed, please select the option at registration. $5 Postage charge. Questions? email

Day of Crawl pick-up opens at 11 AM, Sunday, September 27, 2020 in the front lot at MadTree Brewing.

To keep from having crowds or lines please select Mail option or get to our Drive Thru pick-up on Sept. 24th.

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.