PAWS services during COVID-19: Clinic visits for sick pets, vaccinations, and spay/neuter available by appointment (curbside service). Walk-in clinics remain suspended. We continue to rescue animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only. Donations to the Emergency Fund for PAWS help ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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11.06.2019

13th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a Tremendous Success!


Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing Mutt Strut on Saturday, October 26!

We are thrilled to announce that together, we raised $103,500 for homeless animals! Proceeds will fund PAWS’ lifesaving efforts and enable us to rescue and serve more of Philadelphia’s neediest pets. Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, teams, and fundraisers who contributed to this incredible day! We are grateful beyond words to celebrate with such an extraordinary community of PAWS supporters

Click below for event pictures courtesy of Katie McMenamin Photography!
13th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut

Seven PAWS dogs were adopted at the Mutt Strut, including Aaron (pictured below with his new mom Erica). Lots of additional applications were received, resulting in more dogs leaving the shelter in the days to follow!

Hundreds of animal lovers joined us for a scenic walk in The Navy Yard, kicked off by the Mummers!

 

Mutt Strutters enjoyed dozens of vendors and activities, including an expanded dog agility course and “Ask the Trainer” with Opportunity Barks, flyball demonstration, costume and talent contests, “Ask the Vet” with VSEC Vet, delicious food, paw print painting, raffle, and more. Special thanks to our emcees Sue Serio from Fox29, and Steve Morrison from WMMR, Kristen Kermann from BEN FM, and Dave Cruise from XTU.

 

The costume contest is always a crowd favorite! Here are two of our winners.

 

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 who make our work possible, and we are deeply grateful for our community of caring and generous partners. We’ll you on October 24, 2020 for the 14th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut: please save the date!