Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt is Returning to Los Angeles on October 22

Dog at Strut Your Mutt
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Alina Hauptman :

October 13, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) -- Best Friends Animal Society’s annual fundraising dog walk, Strut Your Mutt, will return to Los Angeles as an in-person event for the first time since the pandemic. The event brings together communities to raise money to save the lives of homeless pets in an effort to help make the country no-kill by 2025.  

Participants of Strut Your Mutt can choose to support and raise funds for Best Friends or their favorite local participating animal welfare organization. Fundraising efforts will be celebrated with a group dog walk on October 22nd at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, California, where four- and two-legged participants of all ages can enjoy a stroll to save lives.  This year’s fundraising goal for Los Angeles is $350,000. 

California-based comedians and co-emcees, Galina Rivera and Julia Austin, along with actress/podcaster and pet adoption advocate Lauren Ash will be on site to inspire the participants during the two-hour walk from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants are also eligible to win Best Kisser, Best Costume and Best Trick contests and strut away with Best Friends swag. 

Best Friends Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles 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 information, 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, the official Best Friends Credit Card (in partnership with Credit One Bank), Free People, Lagunitas, Limavady, SpeedQueen, Wahl and Aetna who help make Strut Your Mutt a huge lifesaving success. 

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About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 400,000 last year. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 4,600 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit