Dog lovers and owners can unite for a good cause as the 12th Annual See Spot Run 5K Fun Run and Doggie Dash takes places April 27.

The event is sponsored by the Yakima Humane Society and is a fundraiser to help the many homeless pets that live in Yakima County.

The course begins at Sherman Park next to the Humane Society and will run five kilometers, 3.1 miles, by going through the Arboretum and then on the Yakima Greenway along the river. There will also be a short-course option that is one mile in length. It is not required to bring a dog to participate in the run.

The Humane Society is offering a discount on the entry fee up until April 16. Before that date, it will cost $15 for students, $20 for individuals and $35 for families. After the early entry deadline, all costs go up by $5.

The event also encourages taking pledges to help raise more money for the Humane Society.

For those who are interested in supporting the Humane Society but cannot make the run, there is also the opportunity to volunteer by emailing them at

According to a press release, the Humane Society has saved nearly 1,400 lives so far in 2014.