The Corgi Walk in the Pearl was started 12 years ago by dog fancier Lynde Paule, to raise money to care for injured, abused, abandoned, or neglected dogs, specifically Corgis. Beginning in 2019, the Corgi Walk is expanding to include raising money to care for disabled Corgis with disc diseases such as Degenerative Myelopathy (DM).
The annual Walk, held on the third Saturday of each August, raises money for both Oregon Humane Society and Corgi Rescue. The Corgi Walk has grown since it began. In the first year, between 50 and 60 Corgis participated in the Corgi Walk and $1,500 was raised. In year 11, more than 350 Corgis from Oregon, Washington, and California registered for the Walk and $12,091.50 was raised.
In 2015 and 2017 the Corgi Walk in the Pearl was named the 2nd place Top Dog Event by Spot Magazine.