Step up. Step out. Save lives.

Join us October 21 in Salt Lake City for Strut Your Mutt, an animal fundraising walk and festival to help homeless pets. 

By participating, you’ll be supporting and raising funds for the animals of Best Friends or your favorite local participating animal welfare organization. 

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Strut Your Mutt in Salt Lake City 
Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City for a fundraising walk, activities for you and your dog, pet-friendly vendors, and so much more! 

Have you already registered and created your fundraiser? Login to your fundraiser to pick up where you left off.

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Why do we strut? 

We strut to raise money to save the lives of the dogs and cats who need it most. 

Every day, more than 1,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to reduce that number and create a no-kill country by 2025. 

When you choose to participate in Strut Your Mutt, you can support and raise funds for Best Friends or your favorite participating animal welfare organization. Whether you register as an individual or a team, every dollar raised goes directly toward helping homeless pets. 

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Network partners are raising money for their organizations 

Network partner organizations participate in Strut Your Mutt to raise the crucial funds needed to save lives of more pets in their care. 

This year, organizations all across Salt Lake City are participating in Strut Your Mutt to raise money and save the lives of animals in their care. You can support them when you register for Strut Your Mutt and start a fundraiser to benefit them.

If you're not able to attend Strut this year, make a difference by donating to one of these great shelters participating in this year's Strut Your Mutt to show your support:

If you’re already a No-Kill Utah network partner, you can sign up to raise funds for your organization at this year’s Strut Your Mutt.

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Schedule of events

You’ll spend the first part of the event walking with people and their pups. Once you complete the route, you’ll find lots more festivities and fun at the finish line. 

10:00 – Registration check-in 

11:00 – Walk begins 

12:00 – Stage entertainment (raffle, contests, and more!)

2:00 – Event wrap-up

Volunteer: Help while having fun 

Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to have fun while also making a difference in the lives of pets in need? Sign up to be a Strut Your Mutt volunteer! 

We're looking for volunteers just like you to support our lifesaving animal fundraising event in Salt Lake City.  

The event is always a blast, but it takes a team of energetic and dedicated people to make it happen. That’s where you come in. You’ll not only be helping a great cause, but you’ll also have fun and connect with others in the animal welfare community.   

There are so many ways you can help! Volunteers are involved with everything from registration to helping along the walking route. We'll also need help with other tasks, including event setup, cleaning, and more.  

To volunteer at the Salt Lake City event happening on October 21, please email   

Calling all vendors 

As a vendor at Strut Your Mutt, you can showcase your products or services to hundreds of highly passionate animal welfare leaders and gain exposure with leading decision-makers. 

Apply to Be a Vendor

Make a gift to save lives 

Your contribution to Strut Your Mutt goes straight to work saving lives in your community and across the country, bringing us closer to achieving no-kill nationwide by 2025. 

Can’t make it to Strut Your Mutt? You can still help by making a gift to the animals. 


A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors who help make Strut Your Mutt a huge lifesaving success.

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Have a question about Strut Your Mutt? 

If you have a question about Strut Your Mutt, please contact us. We’ll connect you to the right person to help. 

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