Welcome to the Paws Around Motown - 15th Annual Clawson Claws and Paws Walk/Jog - Virtually or In-Person, Pet Adoption, Pet Fair and Kids' Dog Show Event.  It will be held Saturday October 2, 2021 Rain or Shine.  This year based on the current Covid-19 restrictions that are in place during the event we will be staggering our start times.  We will be taking all precautions that are necessary to have a safe fun family event.

This year our Pet Adoption Agency will be

I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven,

22415 Groesbeck Highway, Warren, MI and Rabbit and Small Animal Pet Rescue of Livonia, MI.

We are accepting applications for other Pet Adoption Agencies for the event.  If interested please contact Terry at clawsonchamberofcommerce@gmail.com.

Pet Adoption Agencies will receive a share in the proceeds from this event.

Who We Are

Claws & Paws is an annual event hosted by the Clawson Chamber of Commerce that raises money and awareness for animal rescue organizations, as well as contributes to scholarships for graduating Clawson seniors and the Clawson Food Pantry.

The Event

Join us for a fun-filled day of pet friendly activities, games, animal adoption opportunities, on-site vendors and more...

The event begins with the annual In-Person  walk/Jog.

Registration and check-ins are at 10:00 a.m., and the in-person walk/jog around the park follows at 10:30 a.m.


Virtual Walk/Jog - can be done at any time.  We would love if you would post a picture/selfie on the Clawson Chamber of Commerce website.  

Everyone is welcome to register for the walk/run. You can even bring your four-legged friend as long as they are up to date on their vaccines, get along with other animals, are kept on their leash and are cleaned up after. 

We want this to be fun for the whole family.

For those who don't want to register to walk, come and join us for the other activities, and enjoy a day at the park. Following the walk/run, the pet fair will be open to everyone.

At 12:00 noon we will have the Kids' Dog Show.  Registration and Check-In will begin at 11 am.  This event is for children ages 4 - 14 years old will show off their dog's abilities in the following events.  Awards will be given.

Come relax in the park and listen to some tunes while you shop from some of the talented vendors who will be attending. 

Food will be available for purchase. The Clawson Lions Club will be serving up hot dogs!

We'll have raffles with some great items!

There will be games that your pet can participate in.

Rescue organizations will be on site with animals in need of loving homes. 

We are working on getting more animals available for adoptions this year.


The entire event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

With your support, we can build a successful event encouraging healthy living through exercise, promoting local businesses, creating positive visibility for the City of Clawson, and raising funds for this year’s charities.

Please be sure to check back regularly, as more information becomes available.

Schedule of Events
How To Help

There are a variety of ways to get involved. Join us for a refreshing walk around the park with your furry companion, become a sponsor of the event, come shop from the vendors that will be on site, or provide a home for one of the many rescues that will be available for adoption. If you aren't able to attend, you can always donate to the event, either with a monetary donation or an item for the raffle. 

Register for the walk/run


Become a sponsor 

Sign up to be a vendor