The 7th Annual Strut Your Mutt comes to downtown Bethesda Saturday, May 19, 2012. A combination dog parade and festival, Strut Your Mutt allows dogs and their owners to have a day of fun and possibly win prizes. Held at the Woodmont Triangle (Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues), adults, kids and their furry friends are welcome to participate in the parade, learn about proper care and feeding for different breeds and possibly adopt a new furry family member of their own.
From 10am to 3pm, the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club will be sponsoring a day full of fun and merriment for humans and their four legged friends alike. There will be contests for the dog and owner who look the most alike, Best Kisser (dogs only), Best Costume, Best Trick and Best Singer. Participants in the dog parade will vie for Best Strut (small and large dog), Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Tail Wag, Best Parade Outfits and Best Mutt. A raffle will also be held throughout the day, with winners announced towards the end of the event. And the kids can have fun in the Kids Play Area.
Schedule of Events
- 10am to 3pm - Kids Play Area: bounce house and games
- 10am to 2pm - Buy tickets for raffle (winner gets 50% of the pot)
- 10:30am - Dog Parade line-up at the Main Stage
- 10:45am - Dog Parade
- 11:30am - Dog Contests on the Main Stage
- 12pm - 3pm - Dog training shows every half hour
- 2:15pm - Winners of the raffle will be announced
Of course, there will also be plenty of Bethesda vendors on-site. Purchase new accessories for your pampered pooch, find a great vet in the Bethesda area, locate a doggy day care in your neighborhood or check out dog walkers available to keep your pet happy and healthy. The Kids Play Area includes a moonbounce house, games and facepainting. There will be plenty of food available for humans and dogs. And don't forget about the dog adoption show presented by the Montgomery County Humane Society.
Bring the family, of both the two and four-legged variety, to the Strut Your Mutt event in downtown Bethesda on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Everyone is pretty much guaranteed a good time. And, you never know. You may bring home a new furry member of the family at the end of the day.
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Originally posted on my Your Bethesda Community real estate blog here: http://yourbethesdacommunity.com/strut-your-mutt-in-downtown-bethesda/.