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Strut Your Mutt 2019

  • Wolfe Park 3700 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park, MN, 55416 United States (map)

September 28, 2019

Minneapolis Strut Your Mutt

Fundraising Goal: $110,000.00

All the cool kids are doing it…

Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with our partner rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations to help save the lives of homeless cats and dogs at Strut Your Mutt. Join us!

This year’s event is on September 28, 2019 at Wolfe Park in Minneapolis.

We’re excited to help save the lives of homeless pets in the Minneapolis area. All funds raised go directly to lifesaving programs, such as spay and neuter services, adoption events and more.

Event Day Schedule

Event Date and Hours: September 28 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Registration Hours: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Walk Start Time: 10:00 AM


  • Bobbing for tennis balls

  • Musical chairs

  • Best Dog Costume Contest

  • Best Trick Contest

Special Appearances by:

  • St Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano

  • Canine Leo from St. Louis Park Police

  • Sparky the Fire Dog from St. Louis Park Fire

Contest and Awards

Fundraising Awards, right before the walk starts: 9:45 AM

Pet celebrities with photo opportunities on the stage: Details coming soon.

Event Activity Tents

Pooch Pavilion

  • Paw Painting

  • What is your dog thinking? by: Pet medium Beth Little

  • Check Your Chip by: Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue

  • Make your own cat ears

Best Friends Experience Tent

  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Virtual Reality Experience

  • Join the Movement Community Action Station

  • Smooch Your Pooch Photo Booth

  • Prize wheel with fun giveaways

Chill Zone

Cooling lounge area for people & their pups

Craft Tent Activities


Demonstration Tent

More details coming soon.

Partner Row

Connect with local rescue organizations to learn more about their work, adoptable animals and volunteering.

Raffles & Silent Auction

Raffle drawings with prize packages and a Silent Auction Splash Zones Cooling pools for pups


  • Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

  • WellHaven Pet Health

  • Pet Wants Minneapolis

  • Chuck & Don’s

  • Twin Cities Training Club

  • Bubbly Paws

Food and Beverage

  • J Shelby’s

  • Happy Hibachi

Walk Route

Long Route

Short Route


Parking for Strut Your Mutt is available at the St Louis Park Rec Center and in the parking garage off Excelsior Boulevard.

Earlier Event: September 15
Open Streets @ Penn Fest
Later Event: October 5
4th Annual Canine Carnival