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Strut Your Mutt 2021

September 18th, 2021
Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park

This is our 16th annual Strut Your Mutt. Our goal is to raise $16,000 in honor of our 16th annual event.

We are excited to bring this event back to an in person format back at Mattson Lower Harbor Park!


Make a donation to one of our fundraisers by clicking the button below

Join Strut Your Mutt

Register to Walk

  • Adult (17+) – $25
  • Child (16 and under) – $10

Online registration Closed. You can register on site at Strut Your Mutt

Pledge for Us

The core of Strut Your Mutt is the individual fundraising! Create your page to easily share with your friends and family. You can also utilize our offline donation form as well. Reaching certain milestones will get you prizes (prizes accumulate!):

  • Raise $1000 – Bark Box (PLUS everything below)
  • Raise $700 – UPAWS Mink Sherpa Blanket (PLUS everything below)
  • Raise $400 – SYM Hoodie (PLUS everything below)
  • Raise $200 – UPAWS Beanie (PLUS everything below)
  • Raise $75 – SYM T-Shirt

PLUS the top three adult and top three youth fundraisers will also receive a special prize basket!

Check out our instructions for more information on creating your page.

Strut Your Mutt Walk

September 18th, 2021
Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park

  • 10:00 am – Registration Opens
  • 10:00 am – 11:00am Check out our Vendors and Bucket Raffles
  • 10:55 am – Leader of The Pack Drawing
  • 11:00 am – Walk Begins
  • 11:50 am – Treat Catching Contest
  • 12:00 pm – Rescue Raffle Drawing
  • 12:10 pm – Bucket Raffle Drawings
  • 12:40 pm – Judging for Best Costume, Look-a-Like, and Farthest Travelled contests
  • 1:00 pm – Closing Remarks & Top Fundraiser Announcement


Be ready to compete with your dog in one of the following contests:

  • Best Costume
  • Look-a-Like
  • Farthest Travelled
  • NEW: Bone Catching Challenge


  • Canine Complete
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Compassionate Pet Care of the U.P.
  • Negaunee Veterinary Clinic
  • Poet’s Pet Parlor
  • Sasawin Safe Haven
  • Sheltered Harbor Pet Memorials
  • TacoMo Dog Training
  • Unleashed Grooming


For more information or questions contact sym@upaws.org

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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