SARATOGA SPRINGS * Two local organizations are going to the dogs.

Fundraisers for HOPE Animal Rescue and AIM Services Inc. will be held on April 21 and 22, respectively.

Walkers don’t have to bring a dog to participate in either event, but well-behaved pooches are welcome at both. All dogs must be leashed and have proof of current vaccination.

– HOPE Animal Rescue’s Walk for the Animals will take place April 21 in Congress Park.

Participants should meet at the fountain, near the Broadway entrance, at noon. The walk will begin at 1 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for best wagging tail, pet/owner look-alike, most pledges, best costume and more.

Registration is $20, or $20 minimum in pledges. Proceeds go toward helping homeless animals.

Volunteer assignments include setup, registration, raffle ticket sales, sitting at pit stops, setting up animal agility course and cleanup.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine. There are two routes: 1-1/2 miles and 3/4 mile.