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10/11/14: Thank you to everyone who came out for a successful Mutt Strut! Our thanks go out to attendees, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, online fundraisers, and teams who made it a day to remember.
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Philadelphia once again went to the dogs! 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's looking for a 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
**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 prizes once you reach your goal.**
Have photos to share? Post them on our Facebook page

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.
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. Please stay tuned for information on the 9th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut, to be held in Fall 2015!

Where: The Navy Yard, 4500 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Plenty of free parking!
Registration fee: $25 per person (kids 12 and under: free!). All registrants get a PAWS eco-bag and dog bandana on the day of the event. 

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. Earn prizes as you raise funds!

It's More than a Dog Walk! The Mutt Strut features:
  • Live music from Clashing Plaid
  • A delicious variety of food trucks
  • Valuable giveaways, raffles, 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" booth
    • basic grooming services
    • pet portraits
    • Reiki energy treatments
    • Lure course for dogs
    • . . . and more!
WMMR DJs serve as Masters of Ceremonies, and the Mummers kick things off!

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 © Caroline Twohill, Katie McMenamin, and Jeannine D.

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