Although chocolate is toxic to dogs and cats, the Brown County Humane Society has figured out a way to make chocolate benefit orphaned dogs and cats. One day a year in Nashville, chocolate is a life-saver for homeless pets. That’s because the chocolate will be consumed by the humans who attend the Chocolate Walk.

This year’s 8th annual Chocolate Walk will be on Saturday, Nov 14. We are so excited to see what wonderful treats the participating shops create for the event. In previous years, the variety has been endless – creamy, rich fudge; melt-in-your-mouth truffles; decadent chocolate cake; warm and gooey chocolate bread pudding; delicious german chocolate brownies; velvety, smooth ice cream; crunchy, carmel-chocolate popcorn; chewy, chocolaty cookies; mouth-watering toffee and even chocolate covered jerky.

Here’s how it works… you purchase a ticket to the Chocolate Walk which allows you to visit each of the 34 participating shops where you will receive a scrumptious piece of chocolate.

The best thing is, besides getting 34 delicious pieces of chocolate, 100% of proceeds go to care for homeless dogs and cats. The shelter cares for over 600 animals a year and this is one of the biggest fundraisers for the critters. You get to enjoy all that chocolate, guilt-free, because you are saving lives!

This year we have three new shops participating, along with eleven shops that have been a part of the Chocolate Walk for all eight years. These partners generously donate their time and their chocolate creations to show they care about homeless pets. In addition to the participating shops, eight local businesses sponsor the event. Their support covers the cost of the event, so that all ticket sales benefit the animals.

Come join us for this year’s Chocolate Walk and find out for yourself what delectable chocolate delights will be offered to ticket holders!  Be sure to stop at the courthouse lawn and see some of the orphaned dogs that you are helping to save.

Tickets are available online at, by calling 812-327-3016 between 9am – 6pm. They can also be purchased at the BCHS animal shelter, 128 State Road 135 South; Brown County Art Gallery 1 Artists Drive; or the Convention Visitors Bureau at 10 N Van Buren St. Tickets are $20 until Nov 1. From Nov 1-14 they will be $25. Tickets will sell out ahead of time, so buy them early!