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Join Us at the Mutt Strut!

On October 24, Philadelphia will once again go to the dogs!

The Mutt Strut is an annual tradition where dogs and the people who love them 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 24, The Navy Yard
Check-in opens at 9 a.m., the Strut kicks off at 11!
Rain date: Sunday, October 25

Where: The Navy Yard, 4500 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Plenty of free parking!

 $25 per person (kids 12 and under: free!). All registrants get a PAWS eco-bag and dog bandana on the day of the event. Your registration fee acts as a kickoff donation to your fundraising page!
Register now!

Raise money for PAWS:
 Every Mutt Strut registrant receives a personalized fundraising page. Ask family, friends, and colleagues to support your efforts on behalf of Philadelphia's homeless  animals and bring us closer to becoming a no-kill city. 

Fundraising Prizes:
  • Top individual fundraisers:
           First place: Five-night trip for two anywhere Southwest Airlines flies (includes flight vouchers and hotel stay)
           Second placePhilly night out! One night’s stay at Morris House Hotel & $100 gift certificate to Vedge
           Third place2-hour photo shoot by Willow Street Pictures 
  • Top fundraising team: Private party for 25 at The Trestle Inn
Earn prizes as you reach each fundraising milestone: 
  • $150: Special edition PAWS Mutt Strut t-shirt
  • $350: PAWS pint glass + t-shirt
  • $750: PAWS hooded sweatshirt + t-shirt + pint glass
  • $1,500: $100 Visa/Amex gift card + t-shirt + pint glass + sweatshirt

It's more than a dog walk! The Mutt Strut features:
  • Live music
  • A delicious variety of food trucks
  • Valuable giveaways, raffles, and fun activities for 2-legged and 4-legged participants alike: 
    • dog agility course
    • costume contest
    • talent contest
    • paw print/paw painting
    • "Ask the Vet" booth
    • basic grooming services
    • pet portraits
    • . . . and more!
WMMR DJs serve as Masters of Ceremonies, and the Mummers kick things off!


10/11/14: Thank you to everyone who made the 8th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a huge success! Our thanks go out to attendees, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, fundraisers, and teams who made it a day to remember.

On October 11, PAWS friends and supporters came together to enjoy fun activities, music, and food, all to support our efforts to save and serve the city's most vulnerable pets (like Gretel, right, who found a loving home!).

Together we raised an incredible $112,000 for PAWS' lifesaving efforts. Seven dogs met their new families, opening up space for us to rescue seven more in their place!

Congratulations and thanks to our highest fundraisers:

  • Top Individual: Jon Kostesich ($2,545 raised: new all-time individual record!)
         Runner Up: Ryan Guinup
  • Top Team: QVK9 ($7,505 raised: new all-time team record!)
         Runner Up: Pepper Paws 

Check out this video of the festivities:

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 © Katie McMenamin

Adoption Center
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 [map]
Ph: 215-238-9901
Northeast Adoption Center and Low-Cost Clinic
1810 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115 [map]
Ph: 215-545-9600
Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic
2900 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146 [map]
Ph: 215-298-9680