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Strut Your Mutt 2017: Majorly Amazing

Strut Your Mutt 2017 was officially one of the best events ever for Foster Dogs Inc. We’re still kvelling! Seven years strong, and this was by far our most successful Strut yet!

In 2016, we raised $2,500 and had a vibrant, excited team of dogs and humans. This year, we sought to reach TEN TIMES that monetary goal – and guess what – we’re almost there! Just $700 away. We can do this. Support our fundraiser! 

Huge thanks to all our team participants and all donors who made this possible. Foster Dogs Inc keeps all donations to our team (or to a participant on our team), and donations are tax-deductible. One rescue group Friends with Four Paws joined our team as a participant, and will receive 50% of all donations to their team page! They brought five adoptable dogs to the event, who each were adorable and friendly.

Taz (Fospice) and mama Madhumita, Jimmie and Melissa our Fospice Coordinator

We’re sharing many of our fabulous event photos by Real Happy Dogs‘ Milla Chappell. Strut Your Mutt is a community-oriented fundraiser walk run around the nation by Best Friends Animal Society. We’ve participated for all seven years that this event has been in NYC, and were able to raise more than we’ve ever raised for a single event before. A truly incredible feat, allowing us to continue our work of fostering dogs and educating our city and country about fostering and adoption. VIEW PHOTOS from last year’s Strut, by Stacey Axelrod Photography.

Foster Dogs team at Strut Your Mutt ’17:

Foster Dogs’ Team Photo, on Pier 26 in TriBeCa

50 humans (online and on-site team participants), 30 dogs (including 7 Celebridogs and 5 adoptable dogs), 1 photographer (Milla Chappell, @realhappydogs), $25,000 goal. (so close!)

Chuck and his foster mom

Peggy, Operation Foster Bound

Adoptable dogs from Friends with Four Paws

How will this money be used?

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization completely reliant on donations in order to continue our work. We run many programs, including Fospice (Foster + Hospice), Operation Foster Bound (for hard-to-place shelter dogs, 2016-2017), Famous Fosters (to encourage fostering among new audiences), Educational Workshops, Foster Roster (bridging the gap between people who want to foster and dogs in need of homes), and more.

Over $5,000 of our total funding for Strut will be allocated to our Fospice program, thanks to @ChloeKardoggian‘s incredible fundraising efforts. We will allocate funds to cover our programming expenses for efforts listed above.

Our work is never done, and we look forward to continue for many, many years.

Miriam Valero, Steering Committee

Thanks to Milla Chappell of Real Happy Dogs for donating her time and skills as our team photographer!

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