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:
**Participants, please note: Fundraising pages are still open, so there is still time to meet your goal and earn great prizes! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick-up of your thank you gifts once you reach your goal.**
- Top Individual: Jon Kostesich
Runner Up: Andrea Frank
- Top Team: QVK9
Runner Up: Cityspace
Check out this recap
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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.
It's More than a Dog Walk! We'll have:
- Live music from Clashing Plaid
- Award-winning food trucks:
- Coffee from La Colombe
- Valuable giveaways, raffles and prizes, and fun activities for 2-legged and 4-legged participants alike:
- dog agility course with Opportunity Barks
- pet fire safety course with Red Paw Emergency Relief Team and Zoom Room
- costume contest (shop at www.buycostumes.com and get 20% off using coupon code "MUTTSTRUT")
- talent contest (new!)
- paw print/paw painting (new!)
- "Ask the Vet" and "Ask the Trainer" booths
- basic grooming services and microchipping
- pet portraits
- face painting by Melissa Johnson, Honeybee Face Painting
- PAWS alumni gathering/group photo (new!)
- Reiki energy treatments (new!)
- Pre-Strut Stretch with Your Mutt by Nava Yoga Center (new!)
- 9AM: Registration opens
- 10AM: Live Music: Clashing Plaid
- 10:30: Pre-Strut Stretch with Your Mutt, led from the stage by Nava Yoga
- 11AM: STRUT BEGINS – Mummers will kick it off!
- 12PM: Live Music: Clashing Plaid
- 12:30: Prizes announced for top fundraisers and teams
- 12:40: PAWS alumni portrait – gather in front of the stage; Live Music: Penn "Off the Beat" (a cappella)
- 1PM: Talent contest
- 1:30: Freestyle Dancing with your Dog demonstration by Y2K9s Dog Sports Club
- 2PM: Costume contest
- 3PM: Event closes
Businesses: click here for sponsorship and vending information.
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