When is the Mutt Strut?
Saturday, October 24, 2020! The fun will kick off online at 9:30 a.m. Register ahead of time at pawsmuttstrut.org to enter contests, receive your goodie bag, and get access to exclusive event content.
Where will the Mutt Strut be held?
Wherever you are! Normally, we gather for a walk and festival at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard every October, but to keep everyone safe and healthy, we are holding this year’s Mutt Strut entirely virtually.
What will the event be like this year?
We’ll come together in the morning of October 24 for an online kickoff, then we’ll have a distanced “Strut” wherever you are, with the option to walk your dog in your neighborhood, do something creative in the house or yard, or simply follow along online for fun programming. Afterward, we’ll regroup for more virtual celebrations including guest appearances, raffles, and winner announcements.
Why do we hold the Mutt Strut?
Because it’s the happiest day of the year, and we love our mutts! But more importantly, the Mutt Strut is a major fundraiser for PAWS and we rely on funds raised through this event to save Philadelphia’s homeless pets year-round.
How do I participate?
Register ahead of time at pawsmuttstrut.org to create your online fundraising page. You can register on your own or start a team! From now ’til October 24, ask your friends and family for donations to your page to support PAWS and help you reach your fundraising goal. For the day of the event, make a plan to participate in your own way, whether you walk your dog outside or find a creative way to “Strut” your pet at home. Registrants will have the chance to share photos and videos of the fun they’re having with other participants: stay tuned!
Do I need a dog to participate?
You don’t! PAWS’ virtual Mutt Strut is a celebration for all pets and the people who love them. Participate with your cat, dog, lizard, or other pet, or if you are currently pet-free, tune in to watch other animals do their thing. Strut with us, mutt or no mutt!
How will the contests work this year?
The contests are one of the most fun parts of the Mutt Strut, and this year will be no different! We’ll collect entries online ahead of time and announce the winners during our online program the day of the Mutt Strut. Follow us on social media for opportunities to submit photos and videos to enter your pet to win “Best Quarantine Buddy,” “Best Costume,” and more. All pets are included this year – not just dogs!
What technology do I need for the full Mutt Strut experience?
What is the Virtual Festival Village?
It’s a special feature of the Mutt Strut that will offer a chance to learn about the wonderful businesses in our community that support PAWS. Registrants will receive a link to “visit” vendors as a way to experience the booths featured each year at the Mutt Strut. Stay tuned for exclusive coupons, discounts, and giveaways!
How can my business get involved?
Does PAWS have face masks for sale?
Yes! PAWS logo reusable face masks are available for $12 each or $20 for a pair. You will have the opportunity to purchase them as an add-on to your event bag after registration.
How can I celebrate the Mutt Strut on social media?
Connect with us!
– Mark yourself as “Going” on the Mutt Strut Facebook event to get all the latest updates.
– Post your own photos and video using the hashtag #pawsmuttstrut (tip: set your privacy settings to “public” if you are comfortable doing so; that way we can see it and maybe even share it!)
– Print a “Why I Strut” sign to share your story!
– Watch our event kickoff the day of the Mutt Strut on Facebook Live and Instagram Live.