Make plans for this Family and Dog Friendly Event on September 16th!

September 7, 2023

Hey, dog-loving, veteran, and first responder-friendly families, mark your calendars for September 16th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm! The Annual Mutt Strut presented by PNC is taking center stage on the Great Lawn at North Shore. This fun-filled day out isn't just another walk in the park, it carries a big message! The event is all about raising awareness about the amazing role that medical service dogs play in the lives of those with disabilities, particularly our heroic military veterans and first responders.

A highlight of the Mutt Strut will surely be the dog costume contest. Get ready for some canine couture! Our celebrity judges, including Chad Tyson from WDVE, OnAirKristen from Q92.9, and FRZY will be there to pick out the best-dressed pooches. We're also excited to announce that Bucco the Pirates Pup, the Pirate Parrot, and SteelyMcBeam will be joining the fun!

Come hungry for walking tacos and enjoy a world of activities. We've got a balloon artist to wow your little ones, a pet photographer to capture adorable memories, vendors to explore, and live music to get your feet tapping!

The best part? Children under 16 can join the fun for absolutely free! A donation of $25 is appreciated for adults. And, if you're worried about parking, we've got you covered. Free parking is available at the Gold Lot #2, just be sure to mention the Mutt Strut.

For those of you who can’t get enough of the day's festivities or can't make it during the day, join us at a Night at the Ballpark hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:35 PM as they take on the Yankees. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be generously donated to the Mutt Strut. Tickets for the Pirates game can be purchased separately.

To register for the Annual Mutt Strut, simply visit our website. Click on the "Buy Tickets" button, fill out your details, select the number of tickets you need, and proceed to the checkout page. For those who wish to make a donation, there's an option to add your contribution amount during this process. Once your transaction is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with your tickets attached. Don't forget to print or download your tickets to your mobile device to ensure smooth entry on the day of the event. See you at the Mutt Strut!

Join us for a day of fun, love, and appreciation for our service dogs, and help us raise funds and awareness so that we can continue to save lives. We can't wait to see you there!