Come to the Mutt Strut!

The Mutt Strut is what every dog-owner dreams of:  An event where dogs are not just “allowed” but welcomed!  Food for dogs, games for dogs, contests for dogs, everything is going to the dogs on Sunday, May 5, 2024, 4-7 pm, in Friendship Grove at Crystal Lake Park.

Visit the event website and click "Give to a Top Dog" at the top of the page to register to attend the event, along with your furry friend!  It's not required, but you can use your ticket to cast your vote for who should be on Top! Just select the competitor as you register or donate. 

Mutt Strut puts the “fun” in fundraiser:

🐶A celebratory dog-walk around the park, led by the Top Dog

🐶Food trucks:

  • Ice Daddy's
  • Patty Daddy's
  • More to come!

🐶Enjoy some beer:

  • You make a donation, you get a Triptych beer. It’s that simple!

🐶Play dog friendly games and activities:

  • Unleash your dog's inner artist at Colorfil’s Paw Painting booth!
  • Test your dog's sense of smell at the Shell Game or Treat Hide-and-Seek!
  • Try out the Agility Course!
  • Pick up dog-swag at our vendor booths!

🐶Enter contests and win prizes:

  • Best trick? Longest ears? Fastest tail wag? Let's find out!
  • The Pavlov Media Peanut Butter Licking Contest! (Everybody loves this Mutt Strut favorite).

We're wagging our tails in excitement! Please join us and register for the event today. We look forward to seeing you there!

Platinum Paw Sponsors: Triptych Brewing, Pavlov Media, Serra Subaru, Colorfil Air Filters
Gold Paw Sponsors: Loving Paws Pet Clinic, Illini Radio Group, Hickory Point Bank

Who will come out on top?

The Mutt Strut participant who raises the most money gets the Top Dog honor of appearing on a can of Triptych brew!

Mutt Strut is one of our biggest annual fundraisers and your participation is crucial!

CCHS is not funded by any government entities, nor any national animal welfare organizations. We rely on the generous members of this community to keep our doors open to animals in need.  You help us shelter them while they wait to be adopted.  You help us restore them to health when they are suffering   Friends like YOU made it possible for us to care for over 1,700 animals last year!



Visit the event page for more information!

And it's not just the "Top Dog" who walks away with prizes and glory! And, of course, every fundraiser will have the gratitude of everyone at CCHS, and especially our animal residents.

Mutt Strut's Top Dog '24: Most Money Raised!

  • Pet on the label of a Triptych Brew this Fall
  • Lead the pack in the walk at the Mutt Strut on May 5, 2024
  • A feature in the next issue of Paw Prints Magazine
  • One Mutt Strut sweatshirt & two t-shirts
  • One ticket to Fall 2024’s Fur Ball
  • One “Leaders of the Pack” Deluxe Doggie Swag Bag

Mr. or Ms. Popular '24*: Highest number of individual donations!

  • One Year’s Membership to the Urbana Park District Dog Park
  • One Mutt Strut sweatshirt & two t-shirts
  • One “Leaders of the Pack” Deluxe Doggie Swag Bag
*This prize will be awarded regardless of the total amount raised, and Top Dog will not be eligible to win Mr. or Ms. Popular.

Raise at least $75

  • One Mutt Strut t-shirt
  • Your pet thanked on CCHS social media

Raise at least $250

  • One Mutt Strut sweatshirt
  • Your pet thanked on CCHS social media

Raise $500 or More

  • One Mutt Strut sweatshirt & one t-shirt
  • One “Leaders of the Pack” Deluxe Doggie Swag Bag
  • You tagged as your pet is thanked on CCHS social media

Last year's Deluxe Doggie Swag Bag had toys and treats valued at over $125, thanks to generous donors and sponsors!





Email Elizabeth Young, our Event Coordinator at