Tails across the nation have been wagging in anticipation for the 25th anniversary of RSPCA's Million Paws Walk on Sunday morning.
Bathurst will be one of 19 locations across NSW that will host a walk, which helps raise funds to help end animal cruelty in Australia.
And while the event is less then a week away, there's still time to register and raise vital funds for animals in need of care.
One million dollars per week is needed to keep RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) NSW shelters operating and inspectors on the road investigating cruelty cases. Less than two per cent of funding comes from the government.
"Over 34,000 animals turn to RSPCA NSW for help every year and we can continue to care for them when they need us most because of our generous supporters," RSPCA NSW acting community fundraising manager Danielle Cameron said.
"Million Paws Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year; nothing can top a fun day out with your furry four-legged friend raising funds for a great cause."
Last year's event in Bathurst attracted a record number of entrants walking their dogs, with the fundraising tally of $2759 also the most ever raised.
The money raised on Sunday will stay local and will be used for animals that need attention from vets, as well as to help prevent animal cruelty.
To purchase tickets for the event, visit the website at www.millionpawswalk.com.au/locations/NSW/bathurst.
Registrations can also be taken on the day, opening at 10am near the Edgell Bridge.
Tickets costs $9 for adults, $4.50 for children, $22.50 for family and $4.50 for concession.
The walk will start at 11am, with the walk will start near the Edgell Bridge.
You and your pooch will then walk along the banks of the Macquarie River to Denison Bridge and back again, roughly a two kilometre walk all up.
Disposable bags will be provided for all dog walkers and there'll be rubbish bins available along the way.
When you finish the walk, there will be a barbeque to enjoy.
The event is set to conclude at 1pm, so it gives participants plenty of time on their walk.