Strut Your Mutt 2013

by Kristina • Posted in: Events, Fundraising, Outreach, Partnerships


It’s that time of year again… time to Strut Your Mutt!

Strut Your Mutt is a nationwide charity dog walk hosted by Best Friends Animal Society.  We are thrilled that for the second year in a row, Austin will be one of eleven cities nationwide to host a Strut Your Mutt event.

Those of you following APA! last year may remember Strut Your Mutt 2012 – we had 129  Dog Pack members, raising grand total of $31,655.94. Seems tough to beat, right?  Well, true to APA! style, we can’t help but out-do ourselves for the sake of saving more lives and have set our sights on raising $50,000.  That’s enough money to save an additional 200 dogs and cats this year.

How can you help?


1. Join our Dog Pack! Sign up to walk with us on September 28th. 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.  Even if you can’t attend the event on September 28th, you can sign up as a Virtual Fundraiser to collect pledges.

3. Donate toward a Dog Pack member! Can’t make the event on September 28th, and not interested in being a Virtual Fundraiser? Pick one of our amazing Dog Pack members to sponsor with a donation.


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!).

We hope you’ll join us by strutting to save lives!  Visit or email email hidden; JavaScript is required for more information.