Frequently Asked Questions

The Mutt Strut is our annual pledge driven walk, and is one of FAMD’s largest fundraising events. It is a celebratory event for you, your dog, your family and your friends! This year, the walk will be happening at Ford Field in Dearborn on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

By participating in the event, you’ll be saving the lives of animals throughout southeast Michigan and beyond. Your support will help FAMD provide a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of the communities we serve; including adoption, low-cost spay and neuter, pet training, animal surrender, and transport.

Team Captains help recruit and organize a team of walkers. With our step-by-step guide to leading your team, being a Team Captain is fun, easy and incredibly impactful.

You and your team can register by visiting here.

Registration for walkers is $25, which includes an official 2020 Mutt Strut t-shirt. Once you are registered, we encourage you to set up a personal or team fundraising page to help support the animals in our care and share with your friends and family why you want to make a difference in the lives of the animals who come through FAMD.

All individual walkers who register and pay the $25 registration fee will receive an event t-shirt. Preferred sizes will be guaranteed for those who register before August 22, 2020.

T-shirts for registered participants will be available onsite to pick up at the Registration tent beginning at 8 am on the morning of the event. 

Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Activities for you and your pet will take place on the field from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

On event day, please visit the registration tent to check in or register if you have not done so online.

The walk route is approximately 2.2 miles, with a one-mile route available for those who would like a shorter stroll around the neighborhood.

If you can’t make it to the day-of activities, you can still participate!

The annual Mutt Strut is a several month-long fundraising event that ends with our event celebrations on September 12. Your participation occurs throughout the spring/summer and up to event day. All funds collected before the event help save the lives of animals in need. You don’t need to come to the celebrations on September 12 to make an impact on the animals and participate in the event – although we’d love to have you! You can create a fundraising page and share it with your family and friends and encourage them to donate to this great cause. 

Checks should be made out to Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit or FAMD and can mailed or dropped off at FAMD along with a completed contribution form:

Attn: Mutt Strut 2020
2661 Greenfield
Dearborn, MI  48120

All donations are tax deductible and FAMD’s tax ID number is 38-3171570. If you register for the event online, we will input all check donations into your personal fundraising page once they have been processed. You can also bring donations with you on the day of the event along with your registration form.

Contact us and we’d be happy to help!

Animal Services and Administration

2661 Greenfield, Dearborn, MI 48120
Fax: 313-943-2262  OR

Mon-Fri: 9am-11am and Noon – 4pm
Saturday: 9am-11am and Noon – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

The MaryAnn Wright Animal Adoption and Education Center

16121 Reckinger Road, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone:  313-943-2697

Monday: Closed
Tues, Thurs: Noon – 4pm
Wed, Fri: Noon – 4pm
Saturday: Noon – 4pm
Sunday: Closed


The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization (Tax ID No. 38-3171570).
Your generous donations are 100% appreciated and 100% tax deductible.