We have made the decision for everyones safety to GO VIRTUAL again for the 7th Annual Friends of Jupiter Pet Walk.  That means YOU choose when and where you will take your special walk to help animals in need anytime during APRIL 2021!  We know that 2020 was a challenge for so many but, we hope you will join us again virtually to help our cause.  Rescues and Shelters need our help!   Remember, you can walk (or not walk) with or without a pet and we would love to see a picture when you take your walk so we can share with all of our friends! Simply email us at, message us/tag us on Facebook or DM/tag us on Instagram,  @friendsofjupiterpetwalkpgh!  Everyone who registers will have a chance to win a prize from our raffle!  




We are also welcoming Sponsorships or Donations (for our raffle or monetary) from those who are able.  Please click on our Become a Sponsor or a Donor links above! 




THANK YOU again for all who supported us in 2020!  This past year was bittersweet and we are sad this year will be our first Walk without Jupiter here. We know we will get through it together and provide help that so many Rescues, Shelters and animals need right now!  This year we would like not only to support Jupiters Rescue, but also a few local animal organizations that are new to our cause or have not been part of our cause in several years (Animal Lifeline Pittsburgh, All But Furgotten, Dolly's Dogs at Paws Across Pittsburgh).  We donated part of last years proceeds to our Walk Guests from last year and are hopeful to see our 2020 Walk Guests at our next in person Walk too!

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

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Join us for the 2020 VIRTUAL Friends of Jupiter Pet Walk the whole month of April!!  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!! 


Thank You

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