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Step up. Step out. Save lives.

With lifesaving in mind, Strut Your Mutt is changing. 

Since the first Strut Your Mutt in Salt Lake City in 1995, the fundraising events landscape has dramatically shifted, and new technology has given people new ways to connect to each other and to the causes they support.

For that reason, this year Strut Your Mutt will return to how it started: with just one event in Salt Lake City. Likewise, the ResQWalk mobile app will end on September 30. That shift will allow Best Friends to support our network partners by providing more flexible, innovative fundraising opportunities that will create more consistent revenue, maximize lifesaving, and help make the entire country no-kill by 2025.

Thank you so much to all the participants, volunteers, and organizations who have taken part in Strut Your Mutt over the years. You've made a huge difference for homeless pets, and for that we're so grateful.

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You stepped up to Strut Your Mutt!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our last nation-wide Strut Your Mutt. With your help, we raised money that goes directly to rescue groups and shelters to care for the pets that need it most.

Here's a look at where we strutted around the country in 2022:

Thanks to people like you, in 2022 we raised:

In 2022, we 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 donation 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 in 2022? 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.

In 2022, 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.