Tia Martino is educating people about pit bulls and other breeds that have fallen under ill reputation as part of her senior project at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington.

To demonstrate these dogs are not dangerous to other dogs or people, she will host a pack walk -- a community dog walk -- April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will be held at the Riverwalk Pavilion on School Street in Washington.

Martino will map out a route for the walks.

The senior said she hopes "a bunch of people can go out with their dogs and socialize."

All breeds are welcome.

Residents interested in walking but do not have a dog are welcome.

Representatives of the Bully Breed Rescue organization in New Canaan, N.Y., which specializes in rescuing all bully breeds and finding them homes, will be on hand with dogs and to answer questions.

The cost is $5 per walker with a dog or dogs and $3 per walker without a dog.

Proceeds raised -- and donations accepted at the event -- will benefit the Bully Breed Rescue.