Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt is Coming to NWA on October 8

Step Up, Step Out and Save Lives  
Dog at Strut Your Mutt
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Assets: Photos from past Strut Your Mutt events, B-roll, Strut Your Mutt Promo Video  

Best Friends Animal Society’s annual fundraising dog walk and festival, Strut Your Mutt, will come to NWA for the first time ever on October 8. The event brings together communities to raise money to save the lives of homeless pets. Participants can choose to support and raise funds for Best Friends or their favorite local participating animal welfare organization. The event will be held at Osage Park in Bentonville from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.    

On the day of the event, fundraising efforts are celebrated with the group dog walk, followed by a fun-filled festival where four- and two-legged participants of all ages can enjoy a smooch your pooch photo booth, food trucks, raffles, music, contests and more. This year’s fundraising goal is $50,000. Registration starts at 9 a.m., the walk begins at 10 a.m. and the event ends at 12 p.m.  

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt in NWA features local animal organizations raising crucial funds needed to save the lives of more pets in their care. Walkers can sign up as individuals or members of a team. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. The event is not limited to dog lovers; many cat organizations have also benefitted from being a part of Strut Your Mutt. For full information on participating rescue groups and shelters, fundraising opportunities, walk and festival details, and more, visit

Best Friends has been helping local animal rescue groups and shelters for more than 26 years to raise funds for their lifesaving work through Strut Your Mutt walks around the country. Nationally the fundraising goal for Strut Your Mutt 2022 is $1.3 million.

Thank you to our sponsors ACANA and the official Best Friends Credit Card (in partnership with Credit One Bank) who help make Strut Your Mutt a huge lifesaving success.  

In Bentonville, Best Friends runs a Lifesaving Center, is opening a Pet Resource Center early 2023, and leads the NWA PAW coalition. To learn more, visit:    

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society es la organiación líder en bienestar animal, que trabaja para lograr que para el año 2025 se haya puesto fin a la práctica de sacrificar perros y gatos en los albergues de los Estados Unidos. Fundada en 1984, Best Friends es una organiación pionera en el movimiento de prohibir que los animales sean sacrificados y ha ayudado a reducir el número de animales sacrificados en los albergues; este número rondba los 17 millones de animals sacrificados por año y se ha reducido a unos 355,000 en la actualidad.

Best Friends lleva a cabo progamas que salvan vidas en toda el país y tiene el santuario más grande del país, donde ningún animal es sacrificado. Trabajando en forma conjunta con una red de más de 3,600 socios dedicados a promover el bienestar animal y albergarios, y con miembros de la comunidad en todo el país, Best Friends está luchando por Salvarlos a Todos (Save Them All®). Para obtener más ínformacion, visita la página

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