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Step up. Step out. Save lives.

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt is a walk and fundraiser held across the country, bringing entire communities together to save the lives of homeless pets. 

You can join in on the fun and lifesaving! By participating, you’ll be supporting and raising funds for the animals of Best Friends or your favorite local participating animal welfare organization. 

Fundraising ends October 31. 


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*All dates tentative and subject to change 
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Why do we strut?

We strut to save lives.

Every single day, more than 950 dogs and cats are killed in shelters, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to save their lives and create a no-kill country by 2025.

Those who participate in Strut Your Mutt can choose to support and raise funds for Best Friends or their favorite participating animal welfare organization. Join us and strut to save lives.

Thanks to people like you, this year we’ve raised:
In 2022, we've raised:
$321,373 of our goal: $1,300,000
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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, driving our goal of becoming a no-kill country by 2025.

Can’t participate in an event this year? You can still help by making a gift to the animals. 

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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.

Best Friends Network Partners are raising money for their organizations

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

We’re saving lives all across the country by working with our network partners — more than 3,700 shelters, rescue groups and other animal welfare organizations in all 50 states.

This year, hundreds of these organizations from around the country will take part in Strut Your Mutt to raise money and save the lives of animals in their care.

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A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors

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