10th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut

Oct 22
Hosted by:PAWS: Philadelphia Animal...
October 22, 2016 at 9:00am to
The Navy Yard map 4500 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19112
Goal: $125,000
$29,876 4 24% Complete

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On October 22, Philadelphia will once again go to the dogs!

Join us at the Mutt Strut, an annual tradition where dogs and the people who love them walk the scenic route in The Navy Yard to raise funds and awareness for PAWS' efforts to save Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. 

When: Saturday, October 22, The Navy Yard
Check-in opens at 9 a.m., the Strut kicks off at 11!
Rain date: Sunday, October 23

Where: The Navy Yard, 4500 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Plenty of free parking!

$25 per person.
Kids 12 and under: free!
All registrants get a PAWS eco-bag and dog bandana on the day of the event. The first 100 kids will receive a special prize!

Don't have a mutt to strut? Rent a PAWS dog at the $100 registration level and make a new friend - for the day or for life!

Can't attend but want to help? Register and select the "not attending" option to create a fundraising page and collect lifesaving donations.

Every Mutt Strut registrant receives a personalized fundraising page. Set a goal, then get started raising funds to save lives! Your registration fee acts as a kickoff donation to your page. Ask family, friends, and colleagues to support your efforts on behalf of Philadelphia's homeless animals and bring us closer to becoming a no-kill city.  
Win great prizes as you raise funds! 
Plus, earn prizes as you reach each fundraising milestone: 
  • $150: Special edition PAWS Mutt Strut t-shirt
  • $350: PAWS canvas tote bag + t-shirt
  • $750: PAWS limited edition zip-up hooded sweatshirt + tote bag + t-shirt
  • $1,000: $100 Visa/Amex gift card + sweatshirt + tote bag + t-shirt
It's more than a dog walk! The Mutt Strut features a fall festival with activities and entertainment for 2-legged and 4-legged participants alike: 

Live music with Three Chord Money

Costume contest: dress up your mutt and win prizes!

Dog agility course with Opportunity Barks


Talent contest: show off your best tricks!


Lure course: see how fast your dog can run!


Dog adoptions: meet your new best friend!

Plus valuable giveaways, raffles, and other fun activities including:

  • paw print painting
  • "Ask the Vet" booth
  • basic grooming services 
  • pet photo booth courtesy of Shutterbooth
  • A delicious variety of food trucks including Schmear It, Mucho Bueno, Pbon's Fresh Phoods, Tot Cart, and Jerry's Kitchen
  • . . . and more!


WMMR DJs will serve as Masters of Ceremonies, and the Mummers will kick things off!

Register Now:
----> Register as an Individual
----> Start a Team
----> Join a Team

For information on sponsorship and vending, please click here.
For more details on the Mutt Strut, email muttstrut@phillypaws.org.

See a recap of last year's Mutt Strut here.

Photography by Katie McMenamin Photography

About PAWS: PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates two high-volume, low-cost clinics serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

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