Most great pet owners treat their pets like family members, especially in Los Angeles, so when we can get together to help our four-legged homeless animals it’s a great day. This Sunday, Sept. 15 is the Best Friends Animal Society’s 4th Annual Strut Your Mutt event. There will be things completely tailored to be dog-friendly and make your special furry best friend even happier than he or she already is. The best part about this event is that this is all being made possible to help support local animal rescue groups and help save dogs living in shelters waiting to be adopted. The event is being held at Woodley Park located at 6350 Woodley Avenue in Van Nuys, California. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You and your dog can join in pet contests, the Strut Your Mutt Walk, and other fun activities.
Registration is $30 online and $35 at the event entrance for individuals, $50 online and $60 at the event entrance for couples, $20 online or $25 at the event for kids 12 and under with an event shirt, and free for kids 12 and under without an event shirt. There are two distance options, so you can strut for two miles or three and a half miles and the strutting portion of the event officially happens at 10 a.m.
There will be Belly Rub Hub and PAWdicures tents with local animal massage therapists and groomers giving dogs the spa treatment, special art activities that the kids can join in on along with the family pet, ask a trainer area, a smooch your pooch photo booth and more. Get your fuzzy little friends and come down to the park to save lives. No dogs in heat will be permitted for the protection of the animal and owner. Please have common sense and make sure your dog is up-to-date on his/her shots and is wearing a proper ID tag. To check out the special requirements, click here.
There will be food trucks like Georges Greek Truck, Brasil Kiss, and Jersey Dog for the humans in the event. Contests for Best Skills, Agility and Best Costume will be judged and prizes consist of a one night stay at any Red Roof Inn location, a dog and a cat plush stuffed animal and a free three month subscription to BarkBox.
Exhibitors include Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO), Natural Balance, Forgotten Angels Cat Rescue, Inc, Hungry Dawgs, The Honest Kitchen, and many more.
For more information or to register for the event, you can visit the official event site at strutyourmutt.org