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Strut Your Mutt in San Mateo This Weekend

The Peninsula Humane Society's annual Mutt Strutt dog walk/fundraiser takes place Saturday at Coyote Point Park.

The annual Mutt Strutt at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo draws hundreds of people and their dogs.
The annual Mutt Strutt at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo draws hundreds of people and their dogs.

The Peninsula Humane Society's 19th annual Mutt Strutt dog walk/fundraiser for people and their dogs takes place Saturday, Aug. 17 at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo.

Registration and festivities begin at 9 a.m., with the meandering 3K stroll set for 11 a.m. 

The humane society give an event T-shirt to all registrants and ever-popular event bandanas to their dogs.

This annual event raises funds and awareness for shelter animals at PHS/SPCA awaiting adoption. In recent years, the Mutt Strutt has drawn between 400 to 500 people and raised more than $60,000 annually.

In addition to the walk, participants can enjoy animal-related vendor booths, animal demonstrations, prizes, and music.

Dogs can compete in pre-walk contests to earn the title of “Most Talented” or “Best Pet Costume.” Contests will be hosted by PHS/SPCA President Ken White and judged by representatives from our major sponsors. 

In addition to the $30 registration fee, PHS/SPCA encourages participants to collect pledges and will give prizes to individuals at the $100, $200, $300, $400 and $600 levels, as well as a night’s stay at pet-friendly Stanford Inn in Mendocino for the top fundraiser.

“If each walker asked 10 friends for $10 each, we could significantly change the lives of hundreds of homeless animals who need specialty care or attention before they can be made available for adoption,” said White.

Coyote Point Park, with Bay views along its winding trails, is open to dogs just this one day each year. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and PHS/SPCA asks that each participant walk just one dog. All participants must park at Coyote Point Park.

Last year alone, PHS/SPCA took in a few thousand stray, injured, abused or abandoned dogs, and, for the sixth straight year, found a new home for every healthy, adoptable dog.

With funds raised during Mutt Strutt, PHS/SPCA will be able to make a greater number of treatable animals well so they, too, can be adopted.

Coyote Point Park is located at 1701 Coyote Point Dr. in San Mateo.

Will you participate in the Mutt Strutt?

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