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Become an Exhibitor

Every year, thousands of Strut Your Mutt teams come together to raise funds for homeless pets across the country. After a celebratory walk, participants enjoy a dog-friendly festival with contests, vendors, and activities.

As a Strut Your Mutt exhibitor, you will get the chance to promote and sell your products to an audience of engaged animal owners and lovers in one (or more) of our 14 live event cities. Last year, nearly 13,500 people took part in the Strut Your Mutt events.

We have included lots of information about being an exhibitor, but if you about being an exhibitor, please feel free to contact us with additional questions at events@bestfriends.org.


Learn more about being an exhibitor at Strut Your Mutt:


Click below to find the exhibitor applications for Strut Your Mutt cities:


Exhibitor Information

Best Friends Animal Society will review all booth sales applications prior to approval and confirmation. Booth applications will be considered for approval based on the interests of our target audience (animal lovers), consistency with Best Friends’ mission and any exclusivity rights granted to our national sponsors (i.e., the need to ensure that items and services are not in direct competition with our national sponsors).

We encourage any business who would appeal to our pet-loving audience to apply for a booth at Strut Your Mutt ― not just those businesses who are strictly related to pet supplies and services. Although cats are not allowed at Strut Your Mutt, businesses that relate to cat lovers are encouraged to participate.

We apologize, but we generally do not approve applications from other nonprofit organizations (including animal rescue groups, animal shelters and other animal welfare organizations), if they would normally qualify to be one of our network partners. While we are happy to accept applications from non-network nonprofits, approval of these applications is rare.

Due to relationships with national sponsors, certain business categories will not be approved. Currently, those categories include all pet food manufacturers, pet treat manufacturers who sell products on a national level, and footwear manufacturers. Thank you for your understanding.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

You can cancel your Strut Your Mutt participation at any time. However, please be courteous of our limited space and cancel as soon as possible so that other potential exhibitors can support the event. No refunds will be made once invoices are paid.


Exhibitor Details: Prize Donation

  • Best Friends Animal Society requires all approved exhibitors to donate one item to be used as a raffle or contest prize. This item (or multiple items) may be bundled with other prize donations at the discretion of Best Friends.
  • Item should have a retail value of $30 or more.
  • Upon application approval, you should work with your local coordinator to arrange for your donated item to be shipped or delivered to a specified location prior to the event or on event day.
  • Approved nonprofit organizations are exempt from this requirement.
  • The top network partner fundraising team booths is also exempt from this requirement.

Application Review and Approval or Decline

After reviewing your exhibitor application, a Best Friends representative will email a confirmation letter or a decline notice. If you do not receive this confirmation letter within one week of submitting your application, please contact events@bestfriends.org, indicate you’re interested in the Atlanta Strut Your Mutt, and let them know that an exhibitor application has already been submitted. Once you’re approved to exhibit, details about load-in and load-out on event day will be emailed to you three to four weeks before the event date.


Exhibitor Applications

Atlanta

Event Information
Date: September 8, 2018
Location: Atlantic Station

Booth prices are $225 for a single booth and $400 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration no longer available.


Austin

Event Information
Date: September 15, 2018
Location: Walter E. Long Park

Booth prices are $225 for a single booth and $400 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is August 22.

Click here to begin the application.


DC Metro

Event Information
Date: October 6, 2018
Location: Wheaton Regional Park

Booth prices are $250 for a single booth and $400 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 12.

Click here to begin the application.


Houston

Event Information
Date: October 13, 2018
Location: Stude Park

Booth prices are $275 for a single booth and $425 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 19.

Click here to begin the application.


Jacksonville

Event Information
Date: September 29, 2018
Location: Riverside Park

Booth prices are $225 for a single booth and $400 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 5.

Click here to begin the application.


Los Angeles

Event Information
Date: October 20, 2018
Location: Exposition Park

Booth prices are $350 for a single booth and $450 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 26.

Click here to begin the application.


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Event Information
Date: September 29, 2018
Location: Wolfe Park

Booth prices are $225 for a single booth and $400 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 5.

Click here to begin the application.


New York City

Event Information
Date: October 6, 2018
Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 84

Booth prices are $400 for a single booth and $600 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 12.

Click here to begin the application.


Phoenix

Event Information
Date: October 20, 2018
Location: Cesar Chavez Park

Booth prices are $200 for a single booth and $350 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 26.

Click here to begin the application.


Portland

Event Information
Date: September 22, 2018
Location: Williamette Park

Booth prices are $250 for a single booth and $375 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is August 29.

Click here to begin the application.


Salt Lake City

Event Information
Date: October 13, 2018
Location: Liberty Park

Booth prices are $225 for a single booth and $400 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 19.

Click here to begin the application.


San Francisco

Event Information
Date: September 29, 2018
Location: Little Marina Green

Booth prices are $300 for a single booth and $450 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is September 5.

Click here to begin the application.


St. Louis

Event Information
Date: September 22, 2018
Location: Tower Grove Park

Booth prices are $200 for a single booth and $350 for a double booth.

Booth Package

  • Booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet, and includes the following: 10-by-10-foot canopy, one table (either six or eight feet long, depending on availability), two chairs and a sign with your company’s name printed on it. If you choose a double booth, your space will be 10 feet by 20 feet, and include double the supplies.
  • Company name on the Strut Your Mutt website exhibitor listing by city (which attracted more than 560,000 online visitors and 3.6 million page views between May and November 2016).
  • One promo code to create a free online company fundraising team on strutyourmutt.org. Having a company team will attract additional customer support, provide greater visibility to your company’s participation and provide your company with an opportunity to win the top company team trophy, awarded on stage at the event.
  • Booth registration deadline is August 29.

Click here to begin the application.



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