Best Friends Sanctuary of Utah’s 7th annual Strut Your Mutt fundraiser has expanded to six cities, including Portland. The national event, themed “No More Homeless Pets,” raised $700,000 in 2011 for adoption and spay/neuter, and aims to hit the million-dollar mark this year. The local event, co-chaired by Karli Covington of the Pixie Project and Julie Honse of Born Again Pit Bull Rescue, happens Sept. 29 at Laurelhurst Park, and aims to raise $25,000 for local rescues including My Way Home, Family Dogs New Life and Multnomah County Animal Services.
A leisurely walk begins at 9am, followed by a festival with pet-themed activities and all the dog-loving camaraderie found at these events. For more information or to donate to one of the participating organizations, go to StrutYourMutt.org.