EVERETT – Everett Parks & Community Services’ Mutt Strut, one of Snohomish County's largest celebrations of canines and their humans, returns for its 18th year on Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Langus Riverfront Park, 400 Smith Island Rd.
Well-behaved leashed dogs of all ages, and their humans, are invited to enjoy a day of fun with interactive, pet-friendly vendor booths, activities, food and free swag from sponsors, while supplies last. Guests are encouraged to stop by the welcome tent and pick up a passport, on which they can collect initials at each interactive booth for a chance to enter prize drawings.
“Dogs are family and Mutt Strut is an awesome event for the entire community to come together to celebrate dogs and how important they are in our lives," said Maryke Burgess, Parks recreation supervisor.
This year’s event pays special tribute to handi-capable dogs living their best life. All dogs who are blind, deaf, tri-pawed, use wheelchairs, or have another physical challenge are welcome to join the pet parade with Everett’s own Noodle the Dog as the grand marshal.
Count on a few perennial Mutt Strut favorites, as well, including the Dachshund Dash races, exciting demonstrations, food trucks, the Housing Hope beer and wine garden, and the traditional community Mutt Strut along Snohomish River.
This year’s Mutt Strut event is sponsored by McClain Insurance Services, Diamond Veterinary Hospital, Roy Robinson Subaru, Housing Hope, Pilchuck Animal Hospital, Total Rental, Sam’s Cats and Dogs, and Mountain Sound.
Dogs in attendance must be licensed, vaccinated and on a non-retractable leash under 6 feet. For more information about Mutt Strut, and a full list of vendors and activities, visit everettwa.gov/muttstrut.