15th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a Record-Breaking Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing Mutt Strut on Saturday, October 23!

We are thrilled to announce that together, we shattered our previous fundraising record and raised over $125,000 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!
Mutt Strut 2021 Official Event Photos – Katie McMenamin Photography

Nearly a dozen adoptable PAWS dogs joined us at the Mutt Strut, and many applications were received at the event, resulting in several adoptions in the days to follow! Wiki (left) and Hank Williams (right) were two of the pups who found love at the event.

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 with Opportunity Barks, costume and talent contests, photo booths, doggy ice cream, “Ask the Vet” with 2nd Street Vet, delicious food trucks, paw print painting, raffles, prizes, and more!


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

Special thanks to our emcees Sheila Watko from NBC10,  Jennifer Coffey from QVC, Kristen Hermann from BEN FM, and Dave Cruise from XTU.


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 see you October 2022 for the 16th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut!