Animal Friends' Muttster Mash!
Sun., Oct. 16 | South Park | Edgebrook Field
|This will be a Howl-o-ween celebration you won't soon forget as Animal Friends' Mutt Strut becomes the Muttster Mash! Our pack leaders for the day are Cris Winter from WISH 99.7 FM and Ray Petelin from WTAE for the Hike for Hounds and Ashley Dougherty from WTAE for the 5k! Lace up your sneakers, leash up your pup and break out your best costume because there will be something for everyone. We'll count on your pooch for the tricks and we'll provide some hauntingly good treats in our vendor village and food truck alley. Enjoy plenty of spooky activities for the mutts like bobbing for hot dogs and the pumpkin roll. Awards will also be presented for the best costumes and 5k winners.|
5k Registration 8:30 a.m. | 5k Start 10 a.m.
Hike for Hounds Registration 9:30 a.m. | Hike Start 11 a.m.
To Register ...
- Click "Register Here" in the menu.
- Choose a username and password.
- Enter your personal information and choose a registration option.
- Enter your payment information and click "Continue."
Muttster Mash Rules ...
- All non-aggressive dogs are welcome.
- Dogs must wear an ID tag, have current vaccinations and be leashed at all times.
- Let's keep it clean! Owners must clean up after their dogs. Bags will be provided.
- For safety reasons, no other animals please.
- If your dog is in heat, please leave her at home.
- Better safe than sorry! No retractable leashes, please, for easier control of your dog around others.
This year the Muttster Mash has a very special mascot, Summer the Beagle! Summer brought smiles to thousands of faces with the help of her friend Joanna Shaw as one of Animal Friends' Therapets teams. From schools and libraries to hospitals and nursing homes, Joanna and Summer were constantly out in the community offering the healing powers of a companion animal to those that needed them most.
Sadly, Joanna passed away earlier this year. Her beloved Summer (who has since been placed into a loving family - complete with a canine sister) is featured as the face of this year's event and will even be in attendance as a tribute to Joanna. Joanna's compassion, kindness and dedication were just a few of her most admirable qualities as she devoted countless hours of her time to her passion of volunteering. She will certainly be there in spirit at the Muttster Mash as she is honored for everything she accomplished in her time at Animal Friends.