Join us on

Saturday, May 12

for our 13th annual Mutt Strut Walk & Run as we raise money to save animal lives!

When you do, you’re joining a dedicated community working every day to create a more humane region for companion animals. Your participation strengthens our ability to create extraordinary moments of hope and joy for people and animals, as well as sustain critical initiatives – for the 17th straight year, FAMD has found homes for 100% of the adoptable animals.

Make a statement for those who don’t have a voice!  Register NOW and join us for a fun-filled day that includes a 5k run or a 2.2 mile stroll.  A shorter one-mile walk route will also be available.

Pets who are friendly, vaccinated and would enjoy the event – whether running or walking – are welcome to join you on a leash or carrier.  Please bring proof of vaccination and, of course, be prepared to pick up after your pets! No leashes longer than 6 feet allowed, dogs must wear fitted collars or harnesses, and please be prepared to pick up dog waste. Also maximum of 2 dogs per individual allowed for safety of our walkers and runners.


  • The 5K run begins promptly at 8 a.m.
  • Check-in and event-day registration opens at 7 a.m.
  • All runners receive an official Mutt Strut Walk & Run t-shirt and a commemorative participation medal!
  • If you raise $25, you will receive a 2018 bandana for your dog to wear.
  • Pre-event registration is $45.
  • Event-day registration is $50.
  • Prizes for best times in specific categories will be awarded!


  • The walk begins promptly at 10 a.m.
  • Check-in and walk-up registration opens at 9 a.m.
  • All individual walkers raising $45 or more will receive an official Mutt Strut Walk & Run t-shirt.
  • Teams (2 or more walkers) raising an average of $45 per team member are also rewarded with an official t-shirt. If you raise $25, you will receive a 2018 bandana for your dog to wear.
  • Walkers and teams raising even more are eligible to win additional prizes… check back soon for details!
  • There is NO registration fee for walkers; however all walkers are encouraged to help raise money to support the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit.


Not able to bring a dog and join the 5K run or walk fun but still wish to support the cause? Sign up as a catnapper and represent all the pet parents snuggling with the cats and relaxing at home on the couch. For just a $45 donation, an official 2018 t-shirt will be mailed to your home.