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!

The event is always a blast, but it takes a team of energetic and dedicated people to pull it off. 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. 

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Volunteer at an event

We'll be looking for volunteers just like yours to support our lifesaving events.

There are so many ways you can help out! Volunteers are involved with everything from registration, to helping along the walking route. We'll also need help with other tasks like even set-up, cleaning, and more.

Here’s how to get started for each of the upcoming Strut Your Mutt events: 

Bentonville: volunteer shifts for the Bentonville event happening on October 8 are listed in the Best Friends volunteer portal. Questions? Email 

Houston: to volunteer at the Houston event happening on September 24, please email

Los Angeles: volunteer shifts for the Los Angeles Strut event happening on October 22 are listed in the Best Friends volunteer portal. Questions? Email 

Salt Lake City: to volunteer at the Salt Lake City event happening on October 15, please email


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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.