Strut Your Mutt Day

Are you interested in saving the lives of homeless pets, but don’t live in a city that hosts a live Strut Your Mutt event? Don’t worry, you can still participate!

Strut Your Mutt Day, on October 27, is an online fundraiser that allows you to raise funds for Best Friends Animal Society or a participating animal welfare group in your area. Just select the rescue group or animal welfare organization you’d like to support when you register.


This year, there are three different ways to participate in Strut Your Mutt Day: 1. Register and start fundraising to save lives. 2. Donate to Best Friends or a participating animal welfare group in your area. 3. Walk with the ResQwalk app. What’s ResQwalk? We’re glad you asked. ResQwalk is a fun, easy-to-use app that keeps track of how far you’ve walked and lets you raise money to help animals at the same time. You can download it here. First, create a profile. Then choose the animal welfare organization you want to support. On October 27, open the app and click “START WALK” when you start strutting. You decide the time, place and distance that you want to walk. We’ve set aside a special pool of funds for organizations that have strutters walking on their behalf that day. The more people who walk for your group, the more your group benefits.

Best Friends and its partner organizations are dedicated to helping to raise funds for homeless pets across the country. For last year’s Strut Your Mutt Day, more than 200 people raised over $100,000 for lifesaving programs, such as spay/neuter services, adoption events and more.

Learn more about the Strut Your Mutt Day event:



Best Friends Network partners are the heart of our event. The following network partners will be participating in this year’s Strut Your Mutt: