11th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut a Tremendous Success

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an amazing Mutt Strut on Saturday, October 14!

We are thrilled to announce that together, we raised $115,000 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!

2017 Mutt Strut - Katie McMenamin
Click through to see more pictures of the day’s festivities, or find your picture in the full album of official event photos, courtesy of Katie McMenamin Photography.

Shutterbooth photos from the Mutt Strut can be viewed here.

Nine PAWS dogs were adopted at the Mutt Strut, including Frankenpupper (pictured below). Lots of additional applications were received, resulting in more dogs leaving the shelter in the days to follow!


Tons 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 a dog agility course and “Ask the Trainer” with Opportunity Barks, canine lure course, costume and talent contests, “Ask the Vet” with Penn Vet, delicious food, pet caricatures, pet photos with Shutterbooth, paw print painting, raffle, and more. Special thanks to our emcees Kristen Kermann and Matt Cord from BEN FM, Steve Morrison of WMMR,  and Sue Serio of Fox 29.


Attendees of all ages enjoyed the Strut and made new friends!


Congratulations and thanks to all the participants and teams who raised funds!

  • Top Individual: Lois Schaeffer
    Runner Up: Andrea Frank
  • Top Team: PAWS Volunteers
    Runner Up: Team Woof Pack


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. See you in October 2018 for the 12th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut – details to come!

Photos by Katie McMenamin Photography