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Strut Your Mutt 2022

Saturday, October 1st

Jackson Mine Park – Negaunee

Strut Your Mutt will be returning on Saturday, October 1st but in a new location this year! We’ll be at Jackson Mine Park in Negaunee with the walk happening along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and returning through the Old Towne area of Negaunee.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10am – Registration Opens
  • 10am – 11am – Buy your raffle tickets, visit our vendors, have some refreshments, and meet the other dogs.
  • 11am – Walk Begins
  • 12pm – Rescue Raffle Drawing
  • 12:10pm – Bucket Raffle Drawing
  • 12:30pm – Doggie Contests
    • Best Costume
    • Furthest Traveled
    • Best Trick
  • 1pm – Closing 

Getting to Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt is located at Jackson Mine Park in Negaunee. If you aren’t familiar with the area, the easiest way to get there is to go south on Teal Lake Ave in Negaunee from US-41/M-28. Teal Lake Ave. is the traffic light in Negaunee by Iron Town Pasties, Krist, and Holiday. Go all the way down Teal Lake Ave until you reach a stop sign. Make a right and you will be on Main St. Follow Main St all the way to the end of the road and you will arrive to the street parking area on Tobin St. We will post signs starting at the intersection of Teal Lake Ave. and Main St. to help you get to the park.


There are several locations to park around Jackson Mine Park which are highlighted in yellow below. There is also plenty of street parking in the area. The event will be located around the pavilion area. The quickest way to access the parking lot behind the pavilion is to follow Clark St from Teal Lake Ave.

The Walk

Like in years past, the walk is about a mile and a half. The terrain is a little different this year since we are walking in the woods. The map is below and there will be signs along the path to guide you. Negaunee Veterinary Clinic is providing water in the red circled area. If you would like a shorter walk you can go straight down Snow St. once you arrive at the water station to return back early. Otherwise continue down the path for the rest of the walk.

Register to Walk

Pre-Registration has closed for Strut Your Mutt. You can register the morning of Strut Your Mutt starting at 11am.

  • Adults – $25
  • Children (16 and under) – $10
  • Dogs – Free!


Check out our individual fundraiser pages to see why they are helping out UPAWS! Consider making a donation to their pages to show your support.

Pet Memorial Walk

A portion of the trail will be dedicated to the memory of our pets that are no longer with us. This is an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the time you enjoyed with your pet. Would you like to feature your pet on the memorial walk? Click the button below for details.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Paw

Bronze Paw

Art Unlimited Sportswear

Brindie and Story Boy

Lume Cannabis Company

Contact Us

Phone: (906) 475-6661
Fax: (906) 475-6669
Email: info@upaws.org

Office Hours

Daily: 12pm to 4pm


815 South State Highway M553
Gwinn, MI 49841
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