Be among the first VPC 2024 attendees to walk the Indianapolis Zoo and raise money for the pets of The Purple Leash Project!

Chairperson’s Zoo Walk for Charity
4:00 pm  |  Thursday, July 11, 2024

During the first day of conference on Thursday afternoon, ACVP’s outgoing Chairwoman, Erica Wassack, will be leading a “Chairperson’s Zoo Walk for Charity”.

The minimum registration fee is $10 but any amount will be accepted. All proceeds will go to The Purple Leash Project. In 2019, Purina and RedRover partnered to launch the Purple Leash Project to increase the number of pet-friendly domestic violence shelters nationwide and spread awareness about this vital issue. Through their collaboration with Purina, RedRover, and other partners, The Purple Leash Project continues to advocate for change and serve the needs of domestic violence survivors and their pets.

The Purple Leash Project’s goal is to fundamentally change the landscape of domestic violence services for survivors with pets, so no survivor has to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pet. Learn more about The Purple Leash Project

Want to recognize a fellow ACVP member or favorite pet?

You will have the opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one at checkout.

Book Your Hotel Reservations Here

SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown

601 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

$199+ tax per night

Conveniently located a 10-15 minute walk from the Indianapolis Zoo along the Central White River Trail. Enjoy the urban greenspace and cultural amenities of the White River State Park as you stroll across the pedestrian bridge.

The Conference room rate is guaranteed to be available until June 20, 2024.

For assistance with reservations, contact Susan Decker, ACVP Director of Conferences, at 434-989-5938 or  

Note: A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation, however, a deposit is not charged. Attendees may cancel their reservation for no charge before 11:59 P.M. local hotel time 48 hours prior to arrival. Please note that cancellation fees will be charged after this deadline.

Settle into Comfort at the Downtown Indianapolis Hotel

Discover the heart of Circle City with a well-rounded stay at SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown. Our all-suite hotel, situated in a prime location overlooking the scenic White River State Park, offers a daily complimentary hot breakfast to kickstart your day. We’re also conveniently connected via a skybridge to Circle Centre Mall and the bustling Indiana Convention Center, which hosts a diverse array of events year-round. Adjacent to the convention center, you’ll find the iconic Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Colts, while the Eiteljorg Museum and the Indiana State Museum are just steps away from our doorstep.

SpringHill Suites Details:

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily
  • Complimentary guestroom wireless internet
  • Double occupancy rooms have queen-sized beds
  • All rooms are studio suites with custom West Elm furnishings, separate living and sleeping areas, split shower/commode, and double twin sleeper sofa
  • Mini refrigerator and microwave in guestrooms
  • 24/7 market on-site
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Directly connected to JW Marriot hotel via 2nd floor. Guests can charge dining at JW Marriott to SpringHill guestrooms
  • On-site, covered parking available: $35/night self parking, and $40/night valet parking, subject to change.

For outdoor enthusiasts, jogging and biking trails are right at our front doors, and the Indianapolis Zoo is merely a four-minute drive away. After a day of exploration, return to our stylish suites, which boast 25 percent more space than your typical Downtown Indianapolis hotel room. Stay entertained with complimentary Wi-Fi and LCD TVs, ensuring a comfortable and connected stay. It’s worth noting that our hotel is a proud recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, reflecting our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality. Don’t wait; make your reservation today and embark on an unforgettable Indianapolis adventure!