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Join Us at the Mutt Strut!

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Philadelphia will once again go to the dogs! At the 8th 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. 
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where: The Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Plenty of free parking!
Registration fee: $25 per person ($10 for children 12 and under). Registration opens soon!
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! 

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.

It's easy to start raising money for PAWS! Just register and create your personalized fundraising 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. 

It's More than a Dog Walk! We'll have:
  • Live music from Clashing Plaid
  • A delicious variety of food trucks
  • Valuable giveaways, raffles and prizes, and fun activities for 2-legged and 4-legged participants alike: 

    • dog agility course with Opportunity Barks
    • costume contest
    • talent contest 
    • paw print/paw painting
    • "Ask the Vet" and "Ask the Trainer" booths
    • basic grooming services and microchipping
    • pet portraits
    • Reiki energy treatments
    • Lure course for dogs
Businesses: click here for sponsorship and vending information.
For more information on the Mutt Strut, email


10/19/13: Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 7th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut: our biggest and best 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

Check out this recap of the day:

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.
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 two high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinics serving pet owners who cannot afford basic veterinary care, and rescue organizations that need affordable services to carry out their lifesaving work. These facilities, which serve 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 Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic
2900 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

PAWS Adoption Center
100 N. 2nd St.
Phila, PA 19106
PAWS Northeast Adoption Center and Clinic
1810 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115 • 215-298-9680

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.