Strut Your Mutt set for April 15

By Becky Deo

The SPCA of Texas announces a $5 individual registration discount for the 18th annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals. The “Lucky Dog” discount (use code LUCKYDOG) runs through 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 17 for the family-friendly event, which will be Saturday, April 15 at Fair Park (3809 Grand Ave., Dallas, 75210). Day of Event registration begins at 7 a.m. at Cotton Bowl Plaza, with the 5K timed race starting at 8 a.m. and the 3K fun run/walk taking off at 8:10 a.m.

The SPCA of Texas’ Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, offers something for everyone, no matter what age or how many legs. The 2023 event is on Saturday, April 15 at Fair Park. For more information or to register, visit
Photo courtesy of SPCA Texas

The goal of Strut Your Mutt is to raise awareness about animal cruelty and abuse in North Texas. Funds raised from this year’s Race to End Cruelty will support the SPCA of Texas’ critical work in the community, including the Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit’s work to prevent and prosecute animal cruelty and pay for the veterinary care services the medical teams provide to animals rescued out of abuse situations.

Discounted registration cost for the 5K race is $35 and for the 3K walk is $30 (with code LUCKYDOG); kids age 11 and under are free. Participants can register individually or as a team at, and will receive a goody bag filled with a Strut T-shirt, pet bandana, dog toy and dog treats.

Participants are welcome to bring their furry friends to strut along with them. Food trucks will be on site, and the Kid’s Corral and Post PAWty will bring fun for kids and adults alike. The Race to End Cruelty also features the Bow Wow Bazaar — approximately 40 vendors catering to animals and their humans. The Bazaar runs from 8-11 a.m. in the Fair Park Tower building.

The SPCA of Texas is proud to recognize our sponsors, including: VCA Hospitals as the Presenting Sponsor; Hill’s Pet Nutrition as our Starting Line Sponsor; Guaranty Bank & Trust as a Fido’s Favorite; Ben E. Keith Company, Chewy Gives Back and Planet Fitness as Program PAW-tners; CityVet™, Gensler, Higginbotham Insurance and Olivella’s Pizza & Wine as Splash Station Sponsors; Stage Sponsor is Tower Club Dallas; and as Slurp Spot Sponsors: HFLMA Lone Star Chapter and Katy Trail Ice House.

SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, a spay/neuter clinic, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. The organization does not euthanize animals for time or space. 

Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.

 The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other humane organization. SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.