Everett’s Annual Mutt Strut Set For Saturday

August 5, 2014

Events in Everett, Everett

Annual Mutt Strut

Mutt Strut is even bigger this year!

It’s a celebration of all things K-9 this Saturday…

Join Everett Animal Shelter and Everett Parks & Recreation this Saturday, Aug. 9, for Mutt Strut at Langus Riverfront Park.

Dogs and dog owners alike can participate in the free 2-mile community dog walk, participate in skills competitions, and check out displays from pet-friendly vendors along the Snohomish River. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New this year is the Canine Good Citizen certification, sponsored by the Snohomish County Animal Advisory Board. The Good Citizen program, developed by the American Kennel Club, is designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The 10-step test evaluates skills like “walking through a crowd” and “accepting a friendly stranger.”

“This is a great chance to show off what your dog can do,” said Dee Cordell, shelter operations coordinator, who is planning to attempt the test with her 6-year-old lab mix, Scout. “Even if your dog doesn’t pass every step, it’s a fun experience, and will give you a sense of what skills to work on next.”

Dogs that pass all ten steps will receive a certificate. The Canine Good Citizen test will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and takes about 10 minutes to complete. For details, visit: www.facebook.com/everettanimals.

Dogs can also show off their special skills in the fun Pet Showcase competitions, where they can test their voices, practice jumping and catching, play musical sit and more. The Rover Run racing competitions offer unique running categories just for pugs, dachshunds, and large or small dogs. Free registration is available up to 30 minutes before the events begin. Check out the rules and regulations and a full list of events at www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1054.

The Snohomish County Auditor’s office will offer free microchipping for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.


More than 20 puppies will be available for adoption across the street at the Everett Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For a sneak peek, check out Smokey, a 2-month-old chow mix and the shelter’s Pet of the Week: http://youtu.be/rz1HM9RAlg0.

Help the shelter break their adoption records this summer in the ASPCA’s 100K Challenge. Visit Everett Animal Shelter to view adoptable animals or to download an application.

5K-9 Fun Run

For an active start to the day, register for the 5K-9 Fun Run at Langus Park, sponsored by Everett Parks & Recreation. The race takes participants on a 3.1-mile loop trail along the banks of the Snohomish River.  Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the run starting at 9 a.m. For registration forms and more information, visit www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=2206.

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