Three dogs participating in Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt

A walk in the park that saves lives.

Every year, hundreds of shelters, rescue groups and other animal welfare groups take part in Strut Your Mutt to raise the money needed to save more lives. All Best Friends Network partners (more than 2,000 in all 50 states) are welcome to take part in the nationwide fundraising event to raise money and have tons of fun, all while bringing together supporters in their communities. For many Network partners, the money raised during Strut Your Mutt makes up most of their funding for the entire year!

Last year, 300 participating Network partners raised nearly $2 million!

Why it’s so easy to strut

  • You’ll receive one-on-one assistance. We’ll work with your team through every step of the process to help you meet your goals.
  • Each registration and donation for your team ― online or offline ― will count as a donation. *Network partners keep 100% of funds raised, after processing and transaction fees.
  • We’ll furnish printed professional marketing materials, such as flyers and postcards. Supplies are limited, so be sure to register early to get yours!
  • You’ll also have access to other online promotional tools, such as web and social media graphics.

How you join

To participate, you must be an approved Best Friends Network partner. If your organization is not currently a Best Friends Network partner, apply today to become one.

The application to participate in Strut Your Mutt 2018 will open in June. We hope you will join us! Stay tuned for more details.

2018 event cities:






St. Louis


San Francisco

DC Metro

New York City

Salt Lake City


Los Angeles


Strut Your Mutt Day

*Dates and details coming soon

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