Dig out your sneakers and dog leashes and get ready for this year’s Strut Your Mutt event. The fundraising festival begins October 22 at 8:30 a.m. with a walk and activities lasting throughout the day until 2 p.m. Bring your pup and play catch on the lawn, make dog toys, buy a treat from a vendor and find out what your dog is thinking at the pet psychic. Located at Liberty Park, this is the 21st annual Strut your Mutt event put on by Best Friends Animal Society.
This year, the organization hopes to raise $290,000 through donations and registration for the event. For individuals, registration costs $35 for adults and $18 for children. The money raised will go directly to participating Utah shelter and rescue groups or to the animals at Best Friends shelters.
The event also features many activities for families including cookie decorating for the kids and a beer garden for the adults, as well as, the opportunity to meet “Modern Family” star Reid Ewing.
Sponsor BOBS from Sketchers is also supporting the ongoing #9000Steps Challenge, presenting prizes on the 9th day of each month to those who post a picture of the #9000Steps they have walked with their four-legged friend.
Best Friends Society has grown since 1984 from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to a state-wide presence with multiple shelters, programs, events, and advocacy programs. Hosting the first Strut Your Mutt event in 1995, Best Friends Animal Society is the leading pet adoption and fundraising organization in Utah. Their adoption center located in Sugar House hosts a kitten nursery, a spay/neuter clinic and a boutique-style pet adoption experience in partnership with the No Kill Utah Coalition.
For more information on Strut Your Mutt and to register for the event, click here.