Thank you to everyone who helped make the 6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a great day for Philadelphia's animals!
Nearly 2,000 PAWS friends enjoyed fun activities, music, food, and comraderie, all to support our efforts to save and serve the city's most vulnerable pets.
Together, we raised nearly $100,000, and eight PAWS dogs left the event with their new families, enabling us to rescue eight more in their place.
View a slideshow of the festivities:
Photos courtesy of Jen Bragan Photography.
Together, we enjoyed a scenic walk in FDR Park, great entertainment from WMMR, a dog agility course, costume contest, "ask the vet," "ask the trainer," grooming, delicious food, pet portraits, pet supply vendors, face painting, and more. Our Mobile Adoption Unit brought PAWS cats to meet the public, and dozens of adoptable dogs enjoyed a day out of the shelter.
Congratulations and thanks to our highest fundraisers:
- Top Team: Team Monster (6-time champs!)
- Top Individual: Marissa Rubinetti Sanders (2-time champ!)
**Participants, please note: There is still time to meet your fundraising goal and earn great prizes! We've extended the cutoff date to November 19, so please rally your friends and family to support your love of animals. You can email email@example.com to arrange pick-up of your thank you gifts once you reach your goal.**
Special thanks to our Masters of Ceremonies: WMMR DJs Steve Morrison, Matt Cord, and Pierre Robert.
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 2013 for the 7th Annual Mutt Strut - details coming soon!
About the event:
On November 3, Philadelphia will once again go to the dogs! At the 6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut, dogs and the people who love them will walk the 1.5-mile scenic route in FDR Park to raise funds and awareness for PAWS' efforts to save Philadelphia's homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Check-in/Registration begins at 9 a.m., start strutting at 11!
Where: FDR Park, 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.
(Across from the sports complex - 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 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 umbrella
- $500 – PAWS messenger bag
- $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! PAWS partners will be on hand to offer a variety of tasty, fun, and educational opportunities and activities for 2-legged and 4-legged participants alike: "Ask the Vet" booth, "Ask the Trainer" booth, basic grooming services, microchipping, dog agility course, costume contest, pet portraits, training tips, and much more! There will be music throughout the day and food/beverages from La Colombe, The Dapper Dog, Pitruco Pizza, Say Cheese, Chewy's, Joe Spuds, Gozen Yogurt, and more.
Businesses: click here for sponsorship and vending information.
Click here for a recap of the 5th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut on November 6, 2011.
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 12,000 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