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Add some excitement to your usual weekend plans with your dog, and do it for a great cause! Walk or run a timed 5K* together, and then hang out at a festival for all things dog (and dog-lovers) at one of the 12 Strut Your Mutt events across the nation. Strut Your Mutt, which includes doggie yoga, pet portraits, refreshments, music, contests, post-run pet massages and more, is for a great cause — ending the killing of pets in America’s shelters.

Can't attend an event? If you decide to participate in the virtual Strut Your Mutt Challenge, you can make the same impact for homeless pets without the crowds! No matter which event you participate in, you can help homeless pets in your community or fundraise for national programs that help to create sweeping changes for homeless pets everywhere.

Be the cat’s meow. Even though we ask that you only bring your dogs to a live event, that doesn’t mean cats are left out in the cold. Many highly successful teams support cat-specific causes during Strut Your Mutt.

Have fun helping homeless pets! Whether you strut solo or with a team, you’ll make a huge difference by raising funds for an animal welfare organization in your area. For more information, please visit How to Strut or check out our FAQs.  To register for a live Strut Your Mutt event, click here and pick your city.  Or join the virtual Strut Your Mutt Challenge.

Since the first event in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1996, Strut Your Mutt has raised millions of dollars for animal welfare groups around the country, providing critical funding for lifesaving adoption, spay/ neuter programs, and more. In fact, many participating organizations end up raising the bulk of their operating funds for the year from a single Strut Your Mutt event.

Don’t miss the chance to have a ball, while making a difference for homeless pets near you! Together, we can Save Them All®.

*5K offered in all cities except Austin, Houston, Kanab and San Francisco.