Due to unfortunate circumstances, we will not be having our actual and virtual Walk option this year...we still want to keep our 7th annual event going! We will be accepting DONATIONS only from now until 𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 30𝐭𝐡 to help very deserving animals in need!

If you are able, please use the link below to find our online donation form, or use our donate buttone at the top of our page. No donation is too small!!

Our 2021 donations will be shared with

All But Furgotten

Animal Lifeline Pittsburgh

Dolly's Dogs at Paws Across Pittsburgh

Northcentral Maltese Rescue (Jupiter's Rescue)


THANK YOU again for all who supported us in 2020 and so far in 2021!  

Our Story:

The Friends of Jupiter Pet Walk is inspired by Jupiter, a 5 pound, then 3-year-old Maltese, who was saved from a horrible life at a puppy mill by Northcentral Maltese Rescue Inc. Jupiter enjoys his new life and wants to help save even more animlas in need!  Due to the support from many local business sponsors, both human and furry participants and generous donations both locally and nationwide, Friends of Jupiter has raised over $40,000 ! 100% of all donations received went and will continue to go toward the care and veterinary expenses of the rescues at Northcentral Maltese Rescue and other local Rescues and Shelters.


A portion of our proceeds will go to LOCAL RESCUES and SHELTERS that are our guests at the walk!

This family friendly event at Boyce Park will include a one-mile non-competitive walk. Fundraising activities will include a basket raffle, bake sale, and pet photos.  There will also be a pet related vendor table area , kids activity table and the presence of local Rescues and Shelters with adoptable pets. We will also be collecting items from Jupiters Wish List that will be donated to these local Shelters and Rescues in attendance.


There are several ways to join the fun!

  • Be a participant! You can walk with or without a dog! Does your dog not do well at events, do you have a pet other than a dog, or have you had a special pet cross to Rainbow Bridge? We have options for you to walk in Honor of or in Memory of your special friend. Register online by clicking REGISTER!

  • Consider donating funds, tangible items, or choosing one of our sponsorship levels. 100% of your donation is tax deductible. If you would like to sponsor the event, please find more information by clicking OUR SPONSORS!  If you would like to donate an item to the walk for our raffle, please find more information by clicking ITEM DONATION.

  • Make a monetary donation. Your donation of $10, $20 or any amount will go directly to Northcentral Maltese Rescue's work to help other dogs in need and place them in loving forever homes. 100% of your donation is tax deductible. You can make your donation online or by mail.  Please find more information by clicking OUR DONORS.

Jupiter is counting on your support to continue to make this event a success. The more “Friends of Jupiter” we can make, the more support we can provide to Northcentral Maltese Rescue and more local Rescues and Shelters in need!

Thank you so much!

Nicole and Jupiter(from heaven)






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Join us for the 2022 Friends of Jupiter Pet Walk!!  All donations received will continue to go toward the care and veterinary expenses of the rescues as well as to the local Rescues and Shelters!! 


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