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Mutt Strut presented by the Dog Obedience Training Club

Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

Come celebrate the end of the dog days of summer!  Dogs and their owners are invited to stroll Cape May’s Beachfront Promenade on Saturday, September 15 8am to Noon for the 12th annual Mutt Strut ( Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 16) .  The event is truly an “every dog has its day”- the one time each year other than winter for dogs to enjoy a walk on the Promenade.

Owners can strut with their dogs on the Promenade anytime between 8 am and noon, for a requested donation of $1 per leg ($2 per person, $4 per dog).  Registration is required to allow dogs on the Promenade and is held near Convention Hall, Beach Avenue near Gurney Street. 

This annual event is popular with locals and visitors alike.  Adding to the enjoyment are dog trick and dog costume contests with prizes, auction and dog information.  So, practice your tricks, dress up your mutt and come strut your stuff!

The event sponsor, Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club (CMCDOTC), an AKC affiliated club, has held local dog training classes for forty years.  Part of the event proceeds help the group’s training classes and canine community outreach activities. Walkers also support a worthwhile cause, with part of the proceeds to PPAWS, volunteers who raise puppies to become seeing eye dogs for The Seeing Eye. Please help support this program.

The Mutt Strut is held as part of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Responsible Dog Ownership Days, with over 600 events held each year.  According to AKC “this nationwide initiative educates the public about the importance of being a responsible dog owner and celebrates the deep bond between humans and their canine companions”.

Only dogs registered for the Mutt Strut are allowed on the Promenade on the 15th and only between 8 am and noon.  Cape May City regulations require dogs to be on a leash not more than six feet long; dogs are not allowed on the beach at this time of year and owners must clean up after their pets.  All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations.  Females in heat, young puppies, and aggressive dogs will all be more comfortable at home.

For more information on the Mutt Strut or dog training classes call 609-827-5256, email cmcdotc@comcast.net, visit www.cmcdotc.com or see us on facebook.

Come!  In costume if you wish, and strut with your mutt, or strut without paws and support a worthwhile cause.

Upcoming Events

Mon, November 19

Cape May Convention Hall - 714 Beach Avenue
10am - 3pm

Fri, November 23

Cape May Convention Hall
714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
10am-4pm

Enjoy a vast assortment of craft vendors who have truly unique items for sale!
A fun holiday event!

Thu, November 29

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
10am - 12pm
Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204