14th Annual

Mutt Strut Walk & 5K Run

presented by Dearborn Family Pet Care
Help Support The Dearborn Animal Shelter

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ford Field Park in Dearborn
(22051 Cherry Hill St.)

5k Run

at 8 a.m.

Walk Begins

at 9:30 a.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mutt Strut is our annual Walk & 5K Run 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, May 11, 2019.

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.

You can register as a runner at by clicking here.

 Registration for walkers is $15, which includes an official bandana. 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 that come through FAMD.

Yes.  We ask runners to pay a $45 registration fee to help FAMD cover the costs associated with a 5K run such as equipment needed to capture runners times, ID number bibs, route markers, etc. This cost includes an official 2019 Mutt Strut T-shirt and a commemorative medal. 

Yes!  Runners are encouraged to create a page and fundraise as well. All the money raised goes to help the animals that come through the doors of FAMD.

All runners who register and pay the $45 fee automatically get a t-shirt.

All individual walkers who raise $75 or more will get a t-shirt.

T-shirts for runners and those who have raised $75+ will be available onsite to pick up at the Registration tent. 

Age levels:
All runners will receive a medal (must sign up as a runner during the registration process). In addition, awards will be presented to the overall top female and male finishers in the 5K as well as the first place female and male finishers in each age group: 12-13,14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

Registration for the run begins at 7 a.m. with the run beginning promptly at 8 a.m.

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

Activities for you and your pet happen from 9 a.m. until 3 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 event day-of activities, you can still participate!

The annual Mutt Strut is a several month-long fundraising event that ends with our event day celebrations on May 11. Your participation occurs throughout the spring 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 May 11 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 the 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 2019
2661 Greenfield
Dearborn, MI  48120

All donations are tax deductible and FAMD’s tax ID number is 38-3171-570. 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!