Strut Your Mutt 2014

by Veronica Mabry • Posted in: Awareness/ PR, Events, Fundraising

Best Friends Animal Society is bringing Strut Your Mutt back to Austin, where dogs and humans just want to have fun!


Strut Your Mutt is a nationwide charity dog walk that raises funds for lifesaving adoption programs and spay/neuter services, so that ultimately we impact the number of pets entering and leaving shelters.

Last year, over 800 people and 700 dogs came out to strut their stuff for homeless pets in Austin. The event raised a total of $105,377, and Austin Pets Alive! was able to snag 2nd place with 112 walkers, 435 donations and over $16,000 raised for our organization! Can we double that number this year? We know so… but we’ll need your help!

Registration is open now. Rescue groups who have at least twenty members signed-up by May 18th will enter to win a bonus cash prize. And, if you sign up before May 18th, you’ll also receive $5 off of the registration fee!


Who:      Anyone who wants to walk the walk – nay, strut their stuff!

What:     A leisurely fundraising dog walk and fun run with your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more

Where:   Mueller Lake Park, 1829 Simond Ave, Austin, Texas 78723

When:    Saturday, September 13, 2014. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Why:       To raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group


This isn’t your average dog walk.  This is the chance to be part of something big. Being the largest No-Kill city in the United States and home to dozens of rescue groups, it only makes sense that Austin bands together in support of our furry friends.  And yes, that includes dogs AND cats (our friends at Shadow Cats, another Strut Your Mutt rescue, can vouch for that!).


Okay, so now that you have the details, Here’s how YOU can help Austin Pets Alive!:

1. Join our Dog Pack! Sign up to walk with Austin Pets Alive! on September 13th. Each walker’s registration fee will go toward APA!’s overall fundraising goal, as long as you select Austin Pets Alive! from the drop-down menu when you register.

2. Collect pledges!  After registration, you’ll have a customized page where you can collect pledges from friends, family and coworkers who will sponsor your walk. Don’t live in Austin or can’t attend? Sign up for the Strut Your Mutt Challenge as a virtual fundraiser for APA!.

3. Donate towards our Dog Pack or a particular member! If you can’t make it to the event or do not want to set up your own fundraising page, make a contribution to our Dog Pack, our Team Captain, or a particular Dog Pack Member!


Every single day more than 9,000 pets are killed in America, simply because they don’t have homes. Join us to create a brighter future for pets and to Keep Austin No-Kill! We hope to see you there!