Held in cities nationwide, Strut Your Mutt is a mega fundraising event and dog walk.

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt may just be the most fun you can have helping to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats in your neighborhood - and around the country. The annual fundraising dog walk, 5K run* and festival culminates in a day of fun for four- and two-legged participants of all ages.

Participate on your own - or as part of a team! - to raise funds for a shelter or rescue organization in your area. Don’t miss the chance to have a ball … and make a difference for homeless pets near you!

Want to see what Strut is all about? Watch the video below.

Registration for all events is now open.

Here's the schedule for 2015:


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Portland, OR
Sellwood Riverfront Park
SE Oak Parks St.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Wolfe Park
St. Louis Park, MN

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Austin, TX
Meuller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd. 

Kanab, UT
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
5001 Angel Canyon Rd. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Jacksonville, FL
Riverside Park
753 Park St.

New York City, NY
Hudson River Park’s Pier 26

Saturday, October 3, 2015

San Francisco, CA
McLaren Park
100 John F Shelley Dr.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

D.C. Metro
Black Hill Regional Park
20930 Lake Ridge Dr. 
Boyds, MD

Los Angeles, CA
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr.

St. Louis, MO
Carondelet Park
3900 Holly Hills Dr.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Houston, TX
Moody Park
3725 Fulton Street

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Liberty Park
600 E 900 S


*5K runs will take place in all cities except Austin, Houston, and Kanab.

Click here if you are a local rescue or shelter interested in participating in Strut Your Mutt.

Interested in volunteering at an event?
Los Angeles: e-mail volunteerLA@bestfriends.org
Salt Lake City: e-mail utahvolunteer@bestfriends.org
Other cities: e-mail bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org

For all other questions, contact the Best Friends National Events team.
E-mail: events@bestfriends.org

We hope you join us and be a part of this lifesaving event, because by working together, we can Save Them All.