Australians are being urged to get their four-legged friends to pound the pavement with them to help raise money for the RSPCA.
Organisers hope tens of thousands of people will take part in this year's Million Paws Walk on Sunday, the foremost yearly fundraiser for the animal welfare group.
Proceeds will go towards running RSPCA animal shelters, inspectors and community education.
There will be 85 locations across the country for animal lovers to attend, spanning from Huonville in Tasmania to Cairns in north Queensland.
Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said the money raised would help the organisation meet its annual operating costs, which were just under $48 million in that state alone.
"We receive less than one per cent of that figure in government funding so every cent raised helps," he said.
This year marks the 23rd Million Paws Walk after the event was conceived by veterinarian Dr Cam Day.
Last year, more than 72,000 pet owners turned out for the cause.
© AAP 2017