Strutting to save lives
When the first Strut Your Mutt event took place in 1995 on a cold, wet day in Salt Lake City, we never dreamed at the time that this small event would turn into a national phenomenon, generating millions of dollars and benefiting hundreds of shelters and rescue groups across the country.
Since 1995, the landscape of fundraising events has changed dramatically, and new technology has made it possible for more groups to keep each other informed about the causes they support. Therefore, this year, Strut Your Mutt will return to its roots with just a single event in Salt Lake City.
From our CEO, Julie Castle
"Strut Your Mutt holds a very special place in my heart. Beyond the remarkable journey this event has had, the memories that have been made, and the lives that have been saved, creating this event was my launchpad into animal welfare."
A fundraiser that saves lives
Every dollar raised from Strut Your Mutt goes directly to help save dogs and cats in communities throughout the U.S.
The Best Friends Network, made up of thousands of rescue groups and shelters around the country, uses Strut You Mutt as a platform to raise the crucial funds needed to save the lives of pets in their care.
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A look back at Strut Your Mutt
Not only have we saved the lives of dogs and cats, but we’ve had so much fun and made so many connections with amazing, animal-loving people.
The work goes on
Although Strut Your Mutt is changing, there are so many other ways you can continue to create a better world for homeless pets and their communities.
Join a local team of advocates.
We can help more animals when we work together, which is why we formed the Best Friends 2025 Action Team. Once you sign up for the 2025 Action Team, you’ll receive emails with more ways you can help save homeless pets.
Let’s stay in touch
We’ve had so much fun strutting with you over the years, and we hope you’ll connect with us on social media to stay in the loop about the lifesaving progress we’re making together.
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