Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

Strut Your Mutt 2013 ~ We Can't Thank You Enough!!

UPAWS 8th Annual "Strut Your Mutt" 2013 Charity Walk was a HUGE Success grossing $23,000 because of the power and compassion of our community! Give yourself a round of applause!

A big thank you for the outstanding work done by every single person or business. Whether you raised $1 or $1000, donated, or registered alone - every single dollar raised is very much needed & appreciated!
Thank you to all the businesses, media and people that donated to Strut. Please click the Vendor and Sponsors and Donors link to view.
Thank you also to our Strut volunteers - especially Karen Rhodes, Lea Casper, Lynn Andronis and all the folks that help make Strut Your Mutt happen. Without the support of our community UPAWS would not be able to do all it does for the homeless animals who cannot speak for themselves.
A Heartfelt Thank You from UPAWS and from the shelter pets!

Ann Brownell Strut Your Mutt Chair 2013

2013 Strut Your Photos - CLICK FOR PHOTOS HERE! and CLICK HERE


Prizes were awarded to the Strut Your Mutt top pledge raisers (and their dogs) in each category:
1st - Karlyn Rapport $2200
2nd - Beth Van Dreel $1810
3rd - Kathi Fosburg $1037
1st - Cassie Peterson $300
2nd - Brianna Holman $190
3rd - Jessica Cope $145

Top pledge raiser prizes were donated by Cliff's Natural Resources.
Congratulations! Thank you and great job by everyone!



  Info   Register   Collect Pledges   Vendors   Sponsors/Donors  

Fun for Everyone including the Family Dog!

  • Free snacks & beverages available for you and your pooch
  • Free Strut Bandana for each registered walker
  • Raffles & Pet related vendors and MORE!
  • Doggie contests with prizes for the pooches, including a costume contest and pet tricks! Have Fun visiting with all the dogs!
  • Top Pledge Raiser Prizes in Youth & Adult catagory
  • Individuals will accumulate the following as they raise pledges: $25 get a SYM Frisbee – $100 a T-Shirt - $250 a long sleeve T-shirt - $500 a hoodie - $750 a SYM heavy duty canvas tote

Please help us reach our 2013 Goal of $24,000!

Please join us and show your support!

All money raised goes to benefit UPAWS homeless animals
find their new loving homes. Thank You!

Check out past year's SYM photos 

Step 1 - Register! 2 easy ways

$15 adult or $5 youth if postmarked by Aug. 31st (after Aug. 31st - $20 adult/$10 youth)

Pre-register by Aug. 31st & enter a drawing to have your dog selected as the official “Leader of the Pack” to lead the start of the walk! This year's Leader of the Pack will not only by the 2013 Pack Leader but will receive a $25 Gift Card to Dr. Foster & Smith Pet Supplies and a 1 hour pet photography session doggy gift package donated by Whisker's Pet Photography!!

Print and mail/fax the Registration/Pledge form Register HERE!

Register/Raise pledges at our safe & secure online site:  Register Online HERE!

Make a pledge for your favorite dog PLEDGE HERE!

• How to Collect Pledges - 2 Easy Ways to Raise! Great Prizes!!

Help even more by raising pledges! Whether you raise $1 or $1000 - every single dollar helps! Check out our link Fundraising Tips!

You can collect pledges with the Strut Your Mutt Registration/Pledge form. HERE!

You can also create a Personal Fundraising Webpage. It's simple, safe, secure, fun and easy to do! Click on the Firstgiving Orange button to start! All pledges are tax-deductible.

Prizes for levels of pledges raised:   Individuals will accumulate the following as they raise pledges:

$25 get a SYM Frisbee ~ $100 a T-Shirt  ~ $250 a long sleeve T-shirt  ~ $500 a hoodie  ~ $750 a SYM heavy duty canvas tote

Top Pledge Raiser Prizes:

1st Place Adult & Youth - $75 Visa Gift Card & Dog Gift Package (each)

2nd Place Adult & Youth- $50 Visa Gift Card & Dog Gift Package (each)

3rd Place Adult & Youth - $25 Visa Gift Card & Dog Gift Package (each)

Visa Gift Cards provided by a generous donation from Cliffs Natural Resources

• Participating Vendors


Invisible Fence of the U.P - Sponsors the "Guess the Dog Bones" contest & win the treat jar of bones!

Angie's Pet Grooming  - will be cutting dog's nails for $5 donation

Pet Stop Grooming  will be selling homemade dog treats to benefit UPAWS.

Eli's Opus Pen & Ink Artist

Check out the great raffle prizes that will be available for $1 a raffle ticket or 7 tickets for $5!!
 ~ Made Arrangements by Laura Aldridge - 3 cat themed gift baskets and 3 themed dog baskets valued at $75 each basket

~ Classic Auto Collision & Cruise-N-Coffee package - Car Detailing valued at  $60 w/ a Cruise-n-Coffee thermal mug & $20 Gift card

~ Eli's Opus Pen & Ink Artist - 5 x 7 portrait  valued at $135

~ BISSELL INC. - PowerFresh Steam Mop valued at $100



• Thank you to our wonderful Supporters and Sponsors

Emcee-TV6's Vicky Crystal, radio stations, Magic 97, WGLQ, The Point 100.3, Q107 WMQT, Sunny 102, WHWL 95.7 FM, WJPD 92.3 Big Country, Charter Communications/The Weather Channel,   Downtown Development Association, www.babycakesmuffincompany.com Third Street Bagel, Midtown Bakery & Cafe in Negaunee,   The Action Shopper, the Mining Journal, Marquette Monthly


 Thank you to the following businesses and people for providing donations for our top pledge raisers, contest winners, raffle prizes & goody bags:

Ann & Garrett Brownell, Made Arrangements (Laura Aldridge), Eli Brooks Pet Portraits, MGH Gift Shop

  BISSEL, inc.                                

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