More than 80 dogs and their owners congregated at Signal Park on Saturday morning for the inaugural Rainbow Dog Walk to help raise funds for Busselton Hospice Care Inc.
The event was organised by Busselton Pride Alliance Inc which raised $1,800 for the community organisation which supports carers of people recently bereaved and people who are receiving palliative care.
Busselton Hospice Care Inc chief executive officer Rosie Brown said the event was a great success and huge fun.
"It was genuinely heart-warming to be part of such an inclusive, joy-filled event," she said.
"BHCI relies 100 per cent on community donations and fundraising to provide our services and in return, our end-of-life and bereavement support programs are provided free of charge for as long as they're needed.
"Ours is the service you don't know you need, until you do.
"Thanks to the generosity of community groups and fundraising events like the Busselton Pride Alliance's Rainbow Dog Walk, our services will continue to be available when they're needed.
"When it comes to death, dying, grief and loss, we all need help to get through.
"This amazing community shows it cares through the work of the local people who become part of our volunteer services, providing emotional and social support to people at the end of life and in bereavement.
"All monies raised are used to fund the recruitment and training of our volunteers and to run our end of life, bereavement and complementary therapy services.
"If your community group would like to host a fundraising event on our behalf or you'd like to make a donation, please call us on 9751 1642."
Busselton Pride Alliance Inc are a not-for-profit community group which is working to improve health comes of LGBTQIA+ people living in the South West.
BPAI event director Yvonne Innes said they would love to work with BHCI to make the Rainbow Dog Walk an annual event.
"We were absolutely thrilled with how the day went, it was a fantastic turn out, the dogs were all wonderfully well-behaved and we all had lots of fun," she said.