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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. 

This year's participants joined in on the fun and lifesaving by supporting and raising funds for the animals of Best Friends, along with local participating animal welfare organizations.


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You stepped up to Strut Your Mutt!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's in-person and virtual events. With your help, we raised money that goes directly to rescue groups and shelters to care for the pets that need it most.

Registration is now closed, but here's a look at where we strutted around the country this year:

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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 choose to support and raise funds for Best Friends or their favorite participating animal welfare organization.

Thanks to people like you, this year we’ve raised:

In 2022, we've raised:
$812,973 of our goal: $1,300,000

2022 Top Teams

2022 Top Participants

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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.

Didn't make it to an event this year? You can still help by making a gift to the animals. 

Best Friends Network Partners raised money for their organizations

Network partner organizations took part in Strut Your Mutt to 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 participated 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.