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10/19/13: Thank you to everyone who joined us for the biggest and best Mutt Strut yet!

A record-breaking 2,000+ PAWS friends came to The Navy Yard to enjoy fun activities, music, and food, all to support our efforts to save and serve the city's most vulnerable pets.

Together, we raised over $93,000 for PAWS' lifesaving efforts. 12 PAWS dogs left the event with their new families, enabling us to rescue 12 more in their place!

Congratulations and thanks to our highest fundraisers:
  • Top Individual: Jon Kostesich
         Runner Up: Andrea Frank
  • Top Team: QVK9
         Runner Up: Cityspace
**Participants, please note: Fundraising pages are still open, so there is still time to meet your goal and earn great prizes! You can email to arrange pick-up of your thank you gifts once you reach your goal.**

Check out this recap of the day:

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Proceeds from the Mutt Strut will enable us to rescue and care for thousands of homeless pets in the coming year. We were so proud to be surrounded by the people make our work possible, and we are deeply grateful for our community of caring and generous partners.

If you were unable to attend the Mutt Strut but still wish to support this important event, please consider making a general donation to PAWS by clicking here.

We hope to see you in 2014 for the 8th Annual Mutt Strut - details coming soon!
On Saturday, October 19, Philadelphia will once again go to the dogs! At the 7th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut, dogs and the people who love them will 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. We're in a new location this year to make the Mutt Strut bigger and better than ever!
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Check-in/Registration begins at 9 a.m., start strutting at 11!
Where: The Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
New location! Plenty of free parking!
Registration fee: $25 per person ($10 for children 12 and under).
Don't have a mutt to strut? No problem! Register and join us for a great event for a great cause, or "rent" a PAWS dog for the day and make a new friend, for the afternoon or for life! **Thanks to popular demand, mutt rentals ($100 registration level) are now sold out!**
Looking to adopt? Plenty of PAWS dogs will be on-hand looking for loving homes. Come meet your new best friend!
All registrants get a PAWS eco-bag and dog bandana on day of event. Plus, earn prizes as you raise money for PAWS' lifesaving efforts:
  • $100 – PAWS t-shirt
  • $250 – PAWS messenger bag
  • $500 – Mutt Strut sweatshirt
  • $1,000 – A $100 VISA/AMEX gift card.

It's easy to start raising money for PAWS! Just register and create your personalized fundraising web page. Then, ask family, friends, and colleagues to support your efforts on behalf of Philadelphia's homeless animals! Together, we will make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. 

We're thrilled to welcome WMMR DJs Steve Morrison and Pierre Robert as Masters of Ceremonies!
It's More than a Dog Walk! We'll have:
Businesses: click here for sponsorship and vending information.
For more information on the Mutt Strut, email
About PAWS: PAWS is Philadelphia's largest no-kill shelter, and is dedicated to saving the city's homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. Through its adoption locations, special events, and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of pets each year. PAWS also operates a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic serving pet owners who cannot afford basic veterinary care, and rescue organizations that need affordable services to carry out their lifesaving work. This facility, which serves more than 16,000 animals per year, plays a critical role in achieving our mission of reducing and ultimately eliminating the unnecessary killing of Philadelphia's animals. 
PAWS Adoption Center
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
 PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic
2900 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Special thanks to our sponsors:






Photography © April Ziegler, QF Studios, and JLS Photography.

PAWS Adoption Center
100 N. 2nd Street (at Arch), Philadelphia, PA 19106 [map]
Ph: 215-238-9901
Open Mon-Fri: 12 to 7 pm, Sat: 11 am to 7 pm, Sun: 11 am to 6 pm
PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic
2900 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146 [map]
Ph: 215-298-9680
Call to schedule appointment.