Humane Society of Harford County hosts Pup Crawl in downtown Bel Air

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Jun. 2—After being cancelled for two years, the Humane Society of Harford County announced it is hosting a Pup Crawl on June 11 along historic Main Street in downtown Bel Air to raise funds and awareness for the thousands of homeless animals it shelters each year.

"After the pandemic forced us to cancel this event for two years, we're super excited to be back together," said Jen Swanson, Humane Society's executive director. "While the spirit of the event is lighthearted, the Crawl is a very important fundraiser. All proceeds help offset the cost of medications, vaccinations and supplies for the animals at the shelter, as well as maintenance and upkeep of the facility."

Guests at Pup Crawl are invited to walk through downtown Bel Air and stop in at each of the five participating bars. Crawlers can decide the order in which they will visit each pub, as well as how long they will stay, according to Erin Long, marketing coordinator of the Humane Society of Harford County.

Sign-in is at Looney's Pub beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the event officially begins at 5 p.m. Crawlers are invited to visit these places during the evening: AleCraft Brewery, MaGerk's Pub, Main Street Tower and Sean Bolan's Irish Pub. All guests must be 21 years of age to participate, and while we love our furry friends, pets must stay at home, Long said.

Tickets are $35 per person and include a drink at each pub, a chance to win a door prize if the event pass is stamped at every bar and a participation gift to all pup crawlers. If tickets do not sell out in advance, the price at the door is $45.

Designated drivers and those who prefer unlimited soft drinks may purchase a tag-along ticket for $10 per person. Tickets are available at

The event is sponsored by sponsored by Heather Schafer Adkins with the Adkins Letschin Home Group of Long & Foster. Sponsorships are still available and more information can be found at Other participating sponsors include ConnectPay, Heated 4U, Route 24 Ale House, First Response Heating and Cooling, John Drexler, Bel Air AuPair and TeamLogic IT.

The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 3,500 animals that come to us each year. They are not a county agency nor affiliated with any national or regional organization. These are tax-deductible donations, bequests and proceeds.