Skip to main content

Today's Family Magazine

Lake Humane Society’s 26th annual Mutt Strut event is going virtual!

Lake Humane Society's 26th annual Mutt Strut is going on now.  

Each year, Lake Humane Society looks forward to partnering with Lake Metroparks in hosting Mutt Strut which was originally scheduled for August 23.  Given the concerns surrounding
COVID-19, Lake Humane Society believes the best way to proceed during this global pandemic is to go virtual for 2020.  The event will run virtually on their social media platforms and website with various contests, activities, and promotions from August 3 – August 23.

To maintain engagement with supporters, there will be a T-shirt design poll and sale for this year’s event.  Lake Humane Society will begin the preliminaries for a variety of dog contests where community members can submit their own photos and participate for a small donation.  Participating vendors will be featured in a virtual Mutt Mall and partnering rescue groups will be featured on a virtual rescue row.  Supporters will also have the opportunity to support LHS by donating for a chance to win amazing prizes via a virtual raffle, one-mile virtual walk and Project Ruffway, a runway show of adoptable dogs!  Adoptable animals will be featured on the Lake Humane Society website and Facebook page the week of August 16.  Sign-up and applications will be accepted virtually, and in-person adoptions will occur by appointment only on Sunday, August 23, at the shelter.  More details will be released on these exciting events on the Lake Humane Society website and Facebook page.

Support can be shown now for Lake Humane Society by raising pledges!  No donation is too small, and all donations will immediately be used to help homeless animals in need.  Fundraisers can raise pledges in one of two ways: By creating a personalized online fundraising page at, or by printing a paper pledge form.  Supporters who raise or donate at least $35 will receive a complimentary Mutt Strut T-shirt and a bandanna for their pooch (while supplies last). Additional prizes will be awarded to our top fundraisers depending on what level they reach.  The overall Top Fundraiser for this year's event will be named the AmbassaDOG for Mutt Strut 2021.  A photo of a dog of their choice will be the face of the Mutt Strut 2021 logo and be featured on all promotions leading up to and during the event!

To learn more please visit