Add some excitement to your usual weekend plans with your dog, and do it for a great cause! Walk or run a timed 5K* together, and then hang out at a festival for all things dog (and dog-lovers) at one of the 12 Strut Your Mutt events across the nation. Strut Your Mutt, which includes doggie yoga, pet portraits, refreshments, music, contests, post-run pet massages and more, is for a great cause — ending the killing of pets in America’s shelters.
Can't attend an event? If you decide to participate in the virtual Strut Your Mutt Challenge, you can make the same impact for homeless pets without the crowds! No matter which event you participate in, you can help homeless pets in your community or fundraise for national programs that help to create sweeping changes for homeless pets everywhere.
Be the cat’s meow. Even though we ask that you only bring your dogs to a live event, that doesn’t mean cats are left out in the cold. Many highly successful teams support cat-specific causes during Strut Your Mutt.
Have fun helping homeless pets! Whether you strut solo or with a team, you’ll make a huge difference by raising funds for an animal welfare organization in your area.
Since the first event in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1996, Strut Your Mutt has raised millions of dollars for animal welfare groups around the country, providing critical funding for lifesaving adoption, spay/ neuter programs, and more. In fact, many participating organizations end up raising the bulk of their operating funds for the year from a single Strut Your Mutt event.
Don’t miss the chance to have a ball, while making a difference for homeless pets near you! Together, we can Save Them All®.
Last year's Strut Your Mutt produced a whole lot of swag and wag! Some 600 people and their 200 dogs strutted to raise nearly $30,000, with approximately $17,000 of it staying in the St. Louis area to help local homeless pets. Think you can make this year even bigger and better? Then get ready for Best Friends Animal Society's fourth annual Strut Your Mutt in St. Louis.
Who: You and anyone you know with the swag to strut for homeless pets in St. Louis or around the nation
What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or (new this year) a 5K run with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more
Catch a glimpse of the 5K course
Where: Carondelet Park, 3900 Holly Hills Dr. St. Louis, MO 63116
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Registration 9 AM; 5K 10 AM; Walk 10:30 AM; Festival Ends 2 PM
Why: To raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (any of Best Friends' local No More Homeless Pets Network partners) or for Best Friends Animal Society to help Save Them All®
New this year: Earn fun prizes as you reach your fundraising goals - check out the exciting options here!
Interested in being an exhibitor at the St. Louis Strut Your Mutt? Click here to apply! Booths start at $200.
Interested in raising money for your local rescue or shelter? Click here for details!
Are you a local animal welfare organization interested in participating in Strut Your Mutt? Email: email@example.com.
Interested in volunteering? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.