The Best Friends Network is a coalition of 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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Top 2021 participating teams

Check out the amazing Strut Your Mutt experiences of some of our network partners.

NorCal Boxer Rescue

In 2021, Strut Your Mutt was a massive success for NorCal Boxer Rescue, a Best Friends Network Partner organization. The NorCal Boxer Rescue team was the number one fundraising team with $90,693 raised. 

English Springer Rescue America, Inc. (ESRA)

The English Springer Rescue America, Inc. (ESRA) team exceeded its 2021 fundraising goal of $75,000 by raising $79,158. Each year, ESRA rescues hundreds of springers and the average cost to care for each dog exceeds $800. 

Badass Animal Rescue

For Badass Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, New York, Strut Your Mutt 2021 helped raise a whopping $30,997 to help save the lives of dogs in New York with spay/neuter services, vaccinations, heartworm preventatives and deworming, as well as support for foster families. 

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Become a Best Friends Network Partner
Becoming a network partner means you’ll get to participate in Strut Your Mutt, and you’ll also get other great benefits throughout the entire year.
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About Strut Your Mutt

Raise crucial funds to save lives in your community today.

Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt, an annual fundraising event, is a series of charity walks and a virtual fundraiser that brings entire communities together to raise money toward saving the lives of homeless pets.

Participants can choose to support and raise funds for Best Friends or their favorite local participating animal welfare organization. Fundraising begins August 1 and ends October 31.


A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors

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