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Push Ups for Paws

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Do 1000 push ups in October
and help Scotland’s animals



What is Push Ups for Paws?

Ready for your next challenge?

Sign up to Push Ups for Paws, and do 1000 push ups this October to raise funds for the animals in our care.

Get a FREE t-shirt when you sign up. Ready, set, push!


Sign up on Facebook


How do I sign up?

Sign up now by joining our Facebook group and claim your FREE Scottish SPCA t-shirt!


Is it free to sign up?

Yes, it’s free to sign up. Everyone who does sign up is encouraged to raise vital funds for the Scottish SPCA through a Facebook fundraising page.

Head to the Facebook group to find out how:


How do I order a free t-shirt?

Head to our Facebook group to register for your free t-shirt:

Due to demand, we can only offer one t-shirt per registered participant. Our fundraising team will be busy sending out the t-shirts as quickly as possible, please allow 21 days after registering to receive yours.


My t-shirt hasn't arrived, what should I do?

Our fundraising team are working hard to send your t-shirts as quickly as possible.

Please allow 21 days for your t-shirt to arrive. If you have not received yours within 21 days, please email and we will look into this for you.


How do I create a Facebook Fundraiser?

You can create a Facebook fundraiser here:


I have created a Facebook fundraiser. How do I find it on my Facebook page?

You can locate your Facebook fundraiser by using this link:


Do I need to provide evidence to the Scottish SPCA of completing the challenge?

No, we trust you! We do encourage you to use a free Push Up tracker app. You can take a photo or screenshot of this and share it on your fundraising page for family and friends to see how far you’ve reached.

You can also share how you are getting on in the Facebook group for extra motivation!


How much do I need to fundraise?

We are asking participant to aim for a £150 fundraising target. However, every penny counts and any amount you raise will make a huge difference to Scotland’s animals.


Do I have to fundraise in order to take part?

We encourage everyone who is taking on the challenge to create a fundraising page. You can make a self-donation on your page. You never know, your friends and family might want to support you too!


Can someone who doesn’t have Facebook still make a donation?

Just because someone doesn’t have Facebook, doesn’t mean that they cannot donate to your fundraiser. The best way to do this is to ask for a bank transfer or cash donation. You can then donate this money to the fundraising page yourself. You can take a screenshot of the donation on the Facebook Fundraiser for proof if needed.


Can I start the challenge earlier or later than October 1st?

Of course! October is when our Facebook group will be active and the majority of people will be completing their challenge. However, please feel free to complete your 1000 push ups in a time that suits you.


Can I do more or less than 50km?

Yes. This is your challenge and we encourage you to tailor this to suit your ability. Remember to be clear to your supporters about the challenge you have set yourself, so they know what they are supporting.


How do the donations get sent to the Scottish SPCA?

Facebook will send any donations from your fundraiser directly to the charity. Facebook take 0% of money raised so all fundraising will directly support Scotland’s animals.


I don’t have Facebook; can I still take part?

Of course! Although the challenge will be run through Facebook, you can still sign up using the registration form. Feel free to get in touch with our fundraising team at and we would be delighted to send you sponsorship forms to complete the challenge yourself:


How many push ups should I do daily?

1000 push ups divided by 30 day’s equals 33 push ups per day.

You could even break this down further throughout your day, for example 11 push ups in the morning, 11 at lunch, 11 in the evening.


How fit do I need to be?

A basic level of fitness is required to participate in Push Ups for Paws. Speak to your GP first if you have any concerns or are worried about a medical condition. Make sure your activity and its intensity are appropriate for your fitness level.


How do I exercise safely?

Before starting your push-ups, use the first five minutes as a warm up and ease into a comfortable pace appropriate to your fitness level.

Don’t be over ambitious, look after your body and make sure to schedule in rest days.

For more advice on exercise, visit NHS Live Well or speak to your GP:


How can I stay safe while doing push ups?

Plan ahead and dress appropriately (non-restrictive clothes). Carefully move any furniture out of the way that could be an obstacle. Take regular breaks.


How does the government guidance on COVID-19 affect my challenge?

Push Ups for Paws is a virtual challenge, meaning you can take part in the challenge anytime and anywhere. However, it is important that you and others around you can stay safe while taking on the challenge. You can find the government’s current guidance here.