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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Maria

Monster Minders at the 2023 Philly PAWS Mutt Strut

This past weekend we were thrilled to participate in the 17th annual Philly PAWS Mutt Strut at the Navy Yard!

The Monster Minders in front of a step and repeat at the Philly PAWS Mutt Strut
Strutting with our favorite Philly PAWS pup

Over ten years ago we adopted our best friend, Jax, from @phillypaws so we were thrilled to support their lifesaving efforts in Philadelphia. (Jax was a Jax-o-lantern for the dog costume contest.) 🎃

A dog is surrounded by volunteers and makes a paw-print painting.
Volunteers help Jax make his paw-print paintings. Adorable!

Our daughter spent most of the morning with Pancake, a toothless wonder and she is putting up a fierce adoption persuasion campaign this week. (Someone please adopt Pancake - she is a gentle dreamboat.) ❤️ The Mutt Strut is such a joyous event for dog lovers. Our daughter just walked around saying, "This is the best day ever!" (Seriously - there were dogs in every direction.) There was the dog costume contest, a paw-print painting station, pooch agility courses, oodles of free treats from vendors (Jax was a happy dog!), a mobile groomer providing mini-grooms, "ask-a-trainer" stations and more.

A girl and an adoptable dog get to know each other at an adoption event in Philadelphia
Our daughter fell HARD for Pancake. (She is the most gentle soul. And not a tooth in her mouth!)

Thanks to PAWS for their years of great work in Philly to save the must vulnerable pups. We're already looking forward to 2024's Mutt Strut. (We have to step up our costume game apparently.)


About PAWS: PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk pets. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and provider of affordable, basic veterinary care for pet owners and rescue organizations that cannot otherwise access it. Each year, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals in need, and enables thousands of families to keep their cherished pets. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every savable pet is guaranteed a home.

A dog wears glasses and a wig at a dog costume contest in Philadelphia for the PAWS Mutt Strut
We are here for the dog costumes! Dog costumes all day!

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