Select the city in which you want to participate. If you are not located in one of the 11 cities where we’re doing live events, just click on “Strut Across America” for the virtual Strut.
If you want to attend one of our live events, you should register as a Walker. If you want to participate, but can't attend an official Strut Your Mutt event, you can register as a Virtual Participant. Virtual Participants pay a reduced registration fee (which is counted as a donation), and are able to set up a fundraising page.
Once you decide your participant type, you can choose which rescue group you want your fundraising efforts to benefit. If you would like to support one of our participating Network Partner groups, you must join that group's "dog pack" (aka team).
To get started with registration, click the "Register" button at the top. After you complete registration, it's time to fundraise!
Step 2: Fundraise
After registering, you'll have your very own fundraising page, where you can feature a photo of your favorite pet, write a personal message or upload a photo gallery or video. To customize your fundraising page, just log into your account (email address, password) and click on the "Dashboard" (top left), and then "Edit Your Page" under "Edit Your Fundraising Page."
Then it's time to ask everyone you know to make a donation to your fundraising page and help raise lots of money for the animals. You can share a link to your fundraising page on Facebook and send emails out from the Strut Your Mutt site to your friends and family asking for a donation.
Important Fundraising Tip: From the "Dashboard" page, you can send an email directly to contacts. You can upload your contacts from outside databases into your Strut Your Mutt account and then email them directly from the Strut Your Mutt site.
Since this is an online fundraising event, only online donations will appear on your fundraising page. This year, we are featuring PayPal as an online payment option! If some of your contacts prefer to donate by check or cash, they certainly may, but you should ask them to send those donations to you directly, and then you can bring them with you to the event or send them directly to the charity that you are supporting. Note: Please make sure that checks are made out to the charity you are supporting.
If you are fundraising for a participating Network Partner via our virtual Strut Across America, please send check donations directly to the charity that you are supporting, with the checks made out to that rescue group.
If you are fundraising virtually for Best Friends Animal Society, please make your check payable to Best Friends Animal Society and send it to the address below (checks should not be made out to Strut Your Mutt):
Best Friends Animal Society
Attn: Strut Your Mutt
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
Have a blast! Now it’s time to attend Strut Your Mutt, and we hope you and your dog bask in the fun of raising money to save the lives of shelter animals. If you are strutting virtually, you can spend a special day with your pooch and then share photos and stories with us on our Strut Your Mutt Facebook page.
For questions about registering for Strut Your Mutt, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.