Strut Your Mutt dog walk & festival supports local rescue


On Saturday, Sept. 29, Portland dogs and their owners can help support shelter pets by participating in Best Friends Animal Society's Strut Your Mutt.  The event supports nine Portland animal rescue groups and shelters, and features a 1-mile walk followed by a doggie-themed festival.  Festival activities include doggie yoga and massage, fitness activities, Nose Work demos, pet boutiques, training consults, free pet portraits, contests and treats...for pets and people.  Participants can fundraise in advance by registering online, and money raised will help fund the critical adoption and spay/neuter efforts of Born Again Pit Bull RescueClackamas County Dog ServicesFamily Dogs New Life ShelterFences for FidoGoodFellas RescueLuv-a-Bull Dog RescueMultnomah County Animal ServicesMy Way Home Dog Rescue, and West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.  Strut Your Mutt will be held at Laurelhurst Park at 37th and Oak in Portland.  The walk starts at 9am, and festivities run 'til 1pm.  To register, $30/advance, or for information,