Last year, nearly 11,000 people nationwide took part in Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt. Together, these two- and four-legged walkers earned more than $875,000 for our participating Network Partners, helping to save the lives of pets in shelters all across the country.
Please join us this year as we strive to strut for $1 million, racing our way to No More Homeless Pets®!
What’s new: In addition to Austin, Baltimore/Washington DC, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City, and St. Louis, three new locations will host Strut Your Mutt live events this year: Best Friends’ Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT, Houston and San Francisco. And remember, no matter where you live, you can raise funds for your organization in the virtual Strut Across America.
Early Bird Gets the Incentive … Get Your Applications in Today!
Why? Because the sooner you start the more funds you will raise! In 2012, teams that started fundraising in May raised three-times the amount of money as those that waited.
Starting May 1, earn an easy $1,000 plus $5 off participant registrations!
You won’t want to miss out on our Early-bird incentive promotion! Starting May 1, the Network partner Dog Pack in each live event city that gets the most walkers (or “virtual fundraisers” if you are participating in Strut Across America) registered by May 19 will be awarded $1,000 from us to put towards their fundraising goal! And to help you, we’re offering a limited time $5 off participant registrations! You must have your Strut application approved and your online fundraising Dog Pack page set up no later than May 1 in order to be eligible to win the $1,000. For more details on this incentive promotion, click here and download the document!
"The mission of the walk is something we all care deeply about at Lucky Dog, and something that brings all of us in the community together. We're proud of the work we've done, but there's so much more to do, and events like Strut Your Mutt really do allow us to get a few steps closer to creating a world of no more homeless pets. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to walk together with Best Friends and other network partners and community members as part of the same common goal. And, it was a lot of fun for all the people and pups that came out! We're looking forward to next year already!"- Lucky Dog Animal Rescue; Baltimore, Maryland
"Strut has become the focus of our annual fundraising efforts and this year we increased our donations by 40% over last year!"- Pet Adoption League of NY, Inc.
Why strut with us?
- Your organization can raise money at a proven event organized by Best Friends Animal Society. You receive on-site recognition with an audience of thousands of participants at Strut; a great way to increase the awareness of the work you are doing with your community!
- Best Friends will provide partners with fundraising tools and resources to help organizations promote their involvement and recruit supporters.
- Partners will be included in Best Friends' nationwide publicity and event promotions.
How does Strut Your Mutt work?
- Each participating partner will create one Dog Pack with a Team Captain.
- Each organization will create a Team page on the Strut Your Mutt site. Instructions will be supplied after your application has been approved.
- Each Dog Pack in the cities with live walks will recruit walkers and each walker will then contact friends and family to recruit donations via their personal fundraising page.
- Strut Across America is virtual online fundraising only, so that all Network Partners can participate to raise money, no matter where they are located.
- The money each Network partner's Dog Pack team raises through Strut Your Mutt will come directly back to that organization.*
Start stretching...and watch our 2012 event video here.
2013 Participation requirements- Be sure to click here and review the requirements prior to applying.
Are you a local rescue or shelter interested in participating in Strut Your Mutt? Do you have questions about this event?
One community, one strut at a time, brings us closer to No More Homeless Pets®!
* Less transaction fees. Some conditions apply. See full participation agreement for details.