Animal Planet’s Travis Brorsen Headlines Charleston Animal Society’s Celebrity Paws in the Park on March 19th

Charleston Animal Society, Crews Subaru Announced Presenting Sponsor, Animal Planet's Travis Brorsen for Celebrity Paws in the Park to be held on March 19th, 2022.

Crews Subaru Announced as Presenting Sponsor Celebrating Animals and the People Who Love Them

Come join thousands of people and their “best friends” at Riverfront Park (1061 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405) on Saturday, March 19, 2022 for Celebrity Paws in the Park presented by Crews Subaru! People can participate in a competitive 5K race or a leisurely fun run and walk with their dog. Then, families are invited to sit, stay and play all day in six activity zones throughout the park, including dog adoptions, Dock Dogs® diving competitions and health and wellness services for pets. Participants can sign-up now at

The brand-new Celebrity Paws in the Park presented by Crews Subaru will be the most important education and fundraising event of the season for Charleston Animal Society.


Celebrity Paws in the Park is hosting the world famous “Dock Dogs®” dog diving competitions in the event’s Canine Sports Arena. Even non-professional canine athletes will be able to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!

There will also be special stage shows with “Travis & Friends” that will teach kids how to be their best selves around dogs. Animal Planet star, celebrity dog trainer and winner of the hit reality show “Greatest American Dog,” Travis Brorsen, will be live on stage for these fun-filled educational segments.

“When Charleston Animal Society asked me to be a part of its inaugural Celebrity Paws in the Park, I could not resist,” said Brorsen. Travis built his career on sharing what he has learned about creating a positive learning environment for dogs and building relationships between them and their families based on friendship, kindness, and compassion. “We’re taking expertise from my show ‘My Big Fat Pet Makeover’ to create an exciting Couch to 5K Training Program where people working with their dogs can get fit together with the goal of participating in the 5K fun run or walk on March 19th,” Brorsen said.

In addition, there will be a Pet Adoption Zone, Health & Wellness Zone, and the Canine Sports Arena. Celebrity Paws in the Park will feature a full day of family-friendly programming that includes live obedience and working dog demonstrations.


Charleston Animal Society is thrilled to welcome Crews Subaru as the Presenting Sponsor for Celebrity Paws in the Park in its inaugural year. “For the last 12 years, Crews Subaru has partnered with Charleston Animal Society to support our lifesaving mission,” said Charleston Animal Society President and CEO, Joe Elmore, CFRE, CAWA. “When we created Celebrity Paws in the Park as our spring signature event – an event that I know the community will fall in love with – we only approached Crews Subaru to partner with us as the Presenting Sponsor because we know of their commitment to this community and their support of organizations that help both people and pets.”

“As an integral part of our Subaru Love Promise to our community, we believe that people and pets are better together,” said Ken French, Marketing Guy for Crews Subaru. “As the 2021 Subaru Retailer of the Year, Crews supports many programs that benefit children, and Celebrity Paws in the Park brings our passions together. We are honored to be the Presenting Sponsor, not only in the inaugural year but for the next three years as Subaru Loves Pets!!”


Anyone who wants to participate in the competitive 5K or the fun run or walk can sign up at Friends of Charleston Animal Society are encouraged to create a fundraising team or fundraise as an individual. Competitors in both the 5K race and the fun run will win prizes based on their times and organized team themes. Fundraising teams and individuals will earn prizes based on the amount of funds raised. All money raised will go to lifesaving care to thousands of animals each year at Charleston Animal Society.

There are opportunities for additional businesses to become involved in Celebrity Paws in the Park. You can find information about becoming a sponsor at or by contacting Erin Nosker, Director of Business Partnerships and Events by email at [email protected] or by phone at (843) 329-1541.


About Charleston Animal Society

Since 1874, the mission of Charleston Animal Society has always been the prevention of cruelty to animals. Over 15,000 animals will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. In addition to caring for homeless animals, adopting them into new homes, and reuniting lost pets with their families, the organization responds to animals in crisis as a result of both man-made and natural disasters. The comprehensive shelter medicine program not only provides direct services for as many as 1,200 animals in our system of care at one time, the shelter veterinarians also spay or neuter upwards of 10,000 dogs and cats each year and they provide emergency medical services to critically ill and injured animals arriving at the shelter daily. For more information, visit