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Day 136: Strut Your Mutt in Bethesda this Saturday

Strut Your Mutt 2011, May 21st

Grab your doggy shampoo, clippers and brushes and get ready!  It’s time for the annual Strut Your Mutt parade and festival in Bethesda this Saturday, May 21st

This year marks the 6th Mutt Strutting event sponsored by Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club.  In the past, over 5,000 people and hundreds of dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors and styles have participated.

The Strut Your Mutt festival officially kicks off at 10 AM with music, dog vendors, a kids play area and a raffle.  At 10:30 AM the doggy parade lines up and then begins at 10:45 AM.  Now really, this is the highlight of the event and just CANNOT be missed.  A number of awards will be given for things such as the best strut, the best tail wag, best outfit, and more.

At 11:30 Am, the dog contests will take place on the main stage.  Awards will be proudly given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the following categories:

  • Owner/Dog look-alike (too funny!)
  • Best Kisser  (ewww!)
  • Best Costume
  • Best Trick
  • Best Singer

Most importantly, from 12 – 3 PM there will be training shows and dog adoption shows.  So if you and your family have been considering the idea of adding a loving new member to your household, this is a great time to make that happen!  The event takes place on Woodmont Ave. between Bethesda Ave. and Hampden Ln.

If you and your doggie want to participate in the Strut Your Mutt parade/contests, register NOW.  The registration fee is $25.00 plus processing fee (per dog) and includes a doggie goodie bag, event t-shirt, and entry into the parade and dog-owner contests.  The deadline is Friday, May 20th at 9 PMClick here to register.  I just can’t wait for this tail-waggin’ terrific event.  Whether you come with your canine friend or plan to adopt one, come on down and enjoy the festivities this Saturday.     ~Amy

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