“The goal is to raise money and have a family-friendly environment,” he said. “Clifton is allowing us to do this for free, which means all monies raised can go back into the shelter.”
Mutt Strut allows owners and pets to walk through a course that goes through the park area, a pavilion and across a complex. The mini Mutt Strut will be at 1 p.m. followed by a big Mutt Strut at 1:30.
Not just dogs, but cats and other pets are welcome to register as well. Ganley claims pets as varied as rabbits, raccoons and even skunks have been part of these.
Registrants will receive a Mutt Strut T-shirt and a swag bag full of goodies. Those interested are encouraged to preregister at www.clarkhumane.org.
If you like showing off your dog’s finest clothes, put them in the fashion show where they can compete for best dressed at 3 p.m. or take them on a dog cookie walk to enjoy treats.
The Barkers’ Bazaar will offer 30 vendors offering pet and other types of goods. Attendees can refresh themselves in a beer garden offering craft beers and the Sit Stay Café.
A 50/50 raffle and gift basket auction will also be offered. There will also be face painting.
Even if you don’t come with a pet you can leave with one. The Humane Society and other agencies will offer adoptions for pets needing forever homes.
“This is something good for the community, something we hope everybody will come out to and support their shelter,” Ganley said.
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How to go
What: Mutt Strut
Where: Ohio 343, Clifton
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27
Admission: $25 to enter Mutt Strut; free to browse
More info: 937-399-2917 or www.clarkhumane.org