Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter

Strut Your Mutt 2014

9th Annual Charity Walk for Homeless Pets

Mattson Lower Harbor Park – Saturday Sept. 6th

Registration 9:00am – Walk starts at 10:00am


Free goody bag for all registered walkers. Free Strut bandannas for all registered dogs! (Bothe goody bag and bandanas are while supplies last). Doggy contests includes best costumes, look-alike, pet tricks, raffles, fun activities, raffles, pet themed vendors, free refreshments and lots more!  Prizes for top pledge raisers!


Fun for Everyone including the Family Dog! But even if you don’t have a dog, you’re welcome to come and participate in all the fun!



  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 (While Supplies Last)
  • 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 - $300 a SYM military cap - $500 a SYM hooded sweatshirt  - $800 a SYM heavy duty 50 x 60 stadium blanket

Please help us reach our 2014 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. 30th (after Aug. 30th - $20 adult/$10 youth)

Pre-register by Aug. 30th & enter a drawing to have your dog selected as the official “Leader of the Pack” to lead the start of the walk!

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

Register/Raise pledges at our safe & secure online site:  Register Online HERE thru Sept. 5th at 9:15PM

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  ~ $300 a military cap  ~ $500 a hooded sweatshirt  ~ $800 a SYM heavy duty 50 x 60 SYM stadium blanket

Top Pledge Raiser Prizes: Visa Gift Cards provided by a generous donation from Cliffs Natural Resources
1st Place Adult & Youth - $70 Visa Gift Card & Dog Gift Package (each)
2nd Place Adult & Youth- $40 Visa Gift Card & Dog Gift Package (each)
3rd Place Adult & Youth - $20 Visa Gift Card & Dog Gift Package (each)

• Participating Vendors

will be doing for free Pet Expressions - stenciling for dogs and free gifts

Sponsors the "Guess the Dog Bones" contest




will be selling gourmet dog cookies with proceeds to benefit UPAWS



"TacoMo Dog Training"" will be available to answer questions on dog training.


Bayshore Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Tim Hunt will be there with fun games and educational information.


"Negaunee Veterinary Clinic"" will be at the walk water station with water and treats. Negaunee Veterinary Clinic is also sponsoring a portion of the cost for our SYM bandanas.


"Northern Veterinary Associates" will be there with educational material


Author Donna Winters will be signing copies of her book Adventures with Vinnie to raise money for us.


Eli Brooks Artist will be donating a 5 x 7 individual pet's portrait for our raffle.


Check out the great raffle prizes that will be available for $1 a raffle ticket 

Must be present to win!

~ Made Arrangements by Laura Aldridge Dog and cat gift baskets (over $100 value each

~ Classic Auto Collision package Car Detailing valued at  $60


~ BISSELL INC. - Lift Off Vaccum valued at $120

~ Marquette Veterinary Clinic - ~ Laser Spay/Neuter Surgery (Value: $190)


~ Eli Brooks Artist will be donating a 5 x 7 individual pet's portrait for our raffle.

• Thank you to our wonderful Supporters and Sponsors

Vicky Crystal from TV6 will be our MC again this year! Thank you Vicky!

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, The Action Shopper, the Mining Journal, Marquette Monthly http://bayshorevethospital.com/ 


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

The Deb's Dog of the Month Program, Made Arrangements (Laura Aldridge), Eli Brooks Artist


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