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Tan and brown dog being walked on a leash with information about Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt

Saving lives one step at a time

Strut Your Mutt is a nationwide dog walk and fundraising event, and we encourage all of our partners in the Best Friends Network to participate. It’s a fun and easy way to raise money and help save lives of homeless pets in your community. For many network partner organizations, money raised during Strut Your Mutt makes up their funding for the entire year.

In 2018, more than 350 Best Friends Network partner organizations raised nearly $2 million.

How it works

  • You must be an approved Best Friends Network partner. If your organization isn’t a partner, you can apply to become one here.
  • Applications to participate in Strut Your Mutt will open early summer of 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

Why it’s so easy to strut

  • You’ll receive printed professional marketing materials, such as flyers and postcards.
  • You’ll have access to online promotional tools, such as social media graphics.
  • We’re available for one-on-one assistance and can work with your team to help you meet your recruitment and fundraising goals.
  • And the best part: Every registration and donation made to your team — online or offline — counts as a donation.
  • Network partners keep 100 percent of funds raised (after processing and transaction fees).

Hear what network partners have to say about the 2018 events:

“We are so grateful to Best Friends for this amazing opportunity and we look forward to participating every year!”
– Rescue Haven Foundation

“Strut Your Mutt is an incredible opportunity for network partners of Best Friends to raise funds at a level that would otherwise be incredibly difficult (if not impossible) for a small organization. Best Friends provides so much support for participating organizations. They do all the heavy lifting, organize the events, offer fundraising incentives, and are the most inspiring cheerleaders and coaches for the organizations they help. We could not continue the work we do without the Strut Your Mutt as our big annual fundraiser.”
– NorCal Boxer Rescue

“Best Friends makes it easy to help my team raise money for our rescue organization. Thanks!”
– Rocket Dog Rescue