Instagram alert: Bring on the photos of adorable dogs dressed in costume.
For the ninth year in a row this weekend, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society — better known as PAWS — is hosting its Mutt Strut, when animals and their people gather at the Navy Yard for a walk to fundraise for the Philly-based animal shelter.
Philly-based PAWS is the city’s largest “no-kill” shelter, and also operates low-cost facilities for wellness and spay/ neuter treatments that help more than 16,000 animals per year. This non-profit makes most of its money from fundraising, and so participants in the Mutt Strut raise funds by walking their dogs.
At this weekend’s Mutt Strut Festival, registration for the walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at 4500 S. Broad Street; the walk itself starts at 11 a.m. Registration is $25 per person. The huge event will also feature a pet costume contest, a dog talent contest, food, live music, a dog agility course and more.
There are going to be lots of adoptable dogs like Torpedo, a dog found stray in Port Richmond, or Reggie, who has the impressive talent of being able to balance a small pumpkin (and apparently other vegetables) on his head.
Here’s a video from Fox29 highlighting some of the dogs up for adoption at this weekend’s Strut:
Last year’s event at the Navy Yard featured hundreds of two and four-legged participants. Here’s a video of how last year went:
But really we’re here to look at some of the adorable pups that participated last year:
For more information, visit PAWS’ website.