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Starting and Ending The Yacolt Recreational Park

August 24th 2024

Welcome to the Yacolt Mutt Strut Website! I am so glad you are here. This is going to be a paw-some time! Get ready to wag your tails and put your best paws forward and join us for an unforgettable day of furry fun and fundraising.


Calling all dog lovers and anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of our beloved canine companions. The Yacolt Mutt Strut is the ultimate celebration of all things dog, where we come together as a community to raise funds for our furry friends at the Southwest Washington Humane Society.


Picture a vibrant parade of wagging tails. as we embark on a scenic walk through the beautiful town of Yacolt. Does not matter if you are a proud pup owner, dog lover, or someone who wants to participate to support a great cause, then this event is for you!



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August 24th 2024 10AM- 12PM

Yacolt Recreational Park

1.6 Mile Walk/Run

At the heart of this event lies a story of compassion and support. It all started with an local non-profit called the Church of Pug. They are remarkable organization dedicated to helping dogs in need. They very generously donated a wheelchair to my beloved furry friend Charlie when he was in need of help being mobile due to old age and bad genetics. Charlie was the most lovable dog ever. When I say lovable we always joke that he got two hearts because he loves any and all with an unconditional love that is palpable. The last year of his life that little man faced mobility challenges that affected his quality of life. The Church of Pug recognized stepped in and helped as soon as the request for help was made. They did so without question, and with so much compassion and knowledge on how to help him. Their act of kindness provided Charlie with the means to move when he couldn't, but it also inspired this whole event. The way they showed compassion and support without questions was unbelievable and it has launched this whole event. This year our focus is a little different this year with HSSW being the benefactor, but now you know how and why this event got started.

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humane society Southwest washington

Each year, thousands of pets in our community receive lifesaving support at HSSW. We provide shelter to lost and stray pets, a refuge from abuse and neglect, essential medical care, and a second chance for a happy home. And our commitment to the pets and people of Southwest Washington extends beyond the shelter, providing critical support to pets and families with Wellness Clinics, pet food assistance, spay & neuter services, emergency boarding, financial assistance, and other programs that help keep families together.


We also own and operate ReTails Thrift Store – named best of Clark County seven years running! Giving new life to gently-used items, every purchase and donation at ReTails supports our lifesaving work with the animals.


Our Mission

rescue • return restore rehome reconnect one animal at a time

Our Vision

A community where everyone loves and cares for animals.

Who We Are

Founded in 1897, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington is the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in Southwest Washington.


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BIG THANK YOU:

For donating the FUN & GIANT yard games!

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THE "RUFF" ROUTE

HERES THE ROUTE:


Looping starting at Yacolt Recreational Park heading to Yacolt Town Park and ending back at Yacolt Recreational Park for fun, games, and vendors.


TOTAL DISTANCE 1.6 MILES


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Get your leashes ready! Join us for lots of tail wagging fun. Register NOW for the Yacolt Second Annual Benefit Dog Run/Walk. Let's STRUT OUR STUFF and make a difference once paw at a time!


By participating in this event you will be giving back to the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. They are an amazing organization that provides wheelchairs and strollers to dogs who have mobility issues, and SO MUCH MORE!


This will be a great family friendly community event. All ages are welcome to participate. Sign up to do the walk and then enjoy shopping, and fun at the park following the walk.


Share your product or services by becoming a sponsor of the event! We have a few levels of sponsorship opportunities to offer. See the sponsor page for more information.

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2nd Annual Yacolt Mutt Strut

AUGUST 24th 2024 10am-12:00pm

Starting at the Yacolt Recreational Park we will head over to the Yacolt Town Park loop back to the Yacolt Recreational Park. When we return to the park participants will be greeted with a warm welcome from our local vendors and sponsors who have joined forces to help make this event truly unforgettable. From the local vendors offering unique products, to delicious beverages to enjoy there will be something for everyone on the day of the event.


For those who prefer a more relaxed experience The Yacolt Recreational Park will be a great gathering spot. Here friends and family who do not wish to walk or run can join in the festivities. With shaded areas, restrooms, and plenty of space for everyone to mingle, it is the ideal spot to cheer everyone on and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.


Everyone is encouraged to participate. This event is not just for dog owners it is for anyone who wants to celebrate the love and joy that our furry friends bring to our lives. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready to strut your mutt at the 2nd annual Yacolt Mutt Strut.

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EST. 2023

Yacolt, WA

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SOLO MUTT STRUTTER

Solo Walker/Runner Participant - $30

Receive 1 Event Tee Shirt


This is the regular event registration for the event as an individual and not as a sponsor. If you would like to sign up to participate follow the link in the box. The cost of the event is $30 and you will receive a tee shirt at the end of the event for participating. Dogs will receive a bandana! Participants will also receive one complimentary digital pet photo done the day of the event by Pointer Photograhy.


Vendors and local small businesses are all encouraged to come out and participate. Join us at the Yacolt Recreational Park where we will gather after the walk for some fun. Vendors you can help make this a successful and exciting event. Booths will only be $40, and all proceeds go towards the funds raised for the Humane Society. As a vendor your name and link to your business website will be included on this website, print, social media, and other advertising. It will not only be a lot of blast but an opportunity for great exposure, and you’ll be supporting the animals. What could be better? Get signed up today!



Tents and tables are responsibility of vendors. 12x12 spaces available to each vendor, if you need a larger space you are welcome to purchase two. Set up at the Yacolt Recreational park starts at 8:30am the morning of the 24th. The walk begins at 10am. Email yacoltmuttstrut@gmail.com with any questions.

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1 Walk/run Registration Valued at $30)

Your Name/Logo Represented on:

Social Media Sponsor Post Recognition

Recognition in Advertisement of the Event & Website

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2 Walk/Run registrations (valued at $60)

Your Name/Logo Represented on:

Social Media Sponsor Post Recognition &

Opportunity to Provide Giveaways in Goodie Bags Recognition in Advertisement of the Event

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Dogs Best Friend - $500

4 Walk/Run registrations (valued at $120)

4 Sweatshirts

Your Name/Logo Represented on:

Walk/Run website sponsors page

Social Media Post Recognition

Vendor Booth (Optional, Space Sponsor Provided, Table etc. Vendor Provided)

Opportunity to Provide Giveaways in Goodie Bags

Recognition in Advertisement of the Event


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Puppy Pals - $1000

8 Walk/Run Registrations (valued at $240)

8 Sponsor Sweatshirts

Event Tee Shirts

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3 social media posts Highlighting You as Sponsor Special Mention & Logo on Event Website Prominent Position of Banner at Event (Vendor Provided)

Booth (Optional, Space Sponsor Provided, Table etc. Vendor Provided) Opportunity to Provide Giveaways in Goodie Bags

Recognition in Advertisement of the Event


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Top Dog - $1500

10 Walk/Run registrations (valued at $300)

10 Sponsor Sweatshirts

10 Event Tee Shirts

4 Social Media Posts Highlighting Your Sponsorship Special Mention on Event Website & Logo

Prominent Position of Logo on Banner at Event (Vendor Provided)

Booth (Optional, Space Sponsor Provided, Table etc. Vendor Provided) Opportunity to Provide Giveaways in Goodie Bags

Recognition in Advertisement of the Event


supports the animals and families of our community

You donation supports all of the Humane Society of Southwest Washington programs and services. Whether it's a second chance at a happy home, medical care, or behavioral enrichment, our donors allow us to achieve our mission to rescue · return · restore · rehome · reconnect one animal at a time. You also support lifesaving work in our community with programs like spay and neuter services, pet food assistance, wellness clinics for houseless pets and other programs that keep families together.

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Again!

We are so incredibly fortunate to have Pointer Photography once again for this years Mutt Strut! All participants will receive one digital copy of their pet for participating in the Mutt Strut. Compliments of the talented Pointer Photography! Something to treasure for years to come. More photo’s will be available to purchase upon request.

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EVENT HOURS

SATURDAY August 24th 2024

10:00AM-12:00PM

theyacoltmuttstrut@gmail.com

360.953.0440

www.yacoltmuttstrut.com

Sign Up By August 20th 2024

QUESTIONS OR WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP?

CONTACT ME TODAY! yacoltmuttstrut@gmail.com

Desireé Lorentz REALTOR® with John L Scott Real Estate -

Yacolt Mutt Strut Event Organizer

LATE REGISTRATION ALLOWED BUT CHARGE WILL BE $50, & SHIRT MAY BE GIVEN AFTER THE EVENT.

HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2023 MUTT STRUT SPONSORS!

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2024 sponsors

we are looking for you!

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VENDOR announcements COMING SOON!

In Loving Memory of

CHARLIE “Bubba”

Charlie is the reason the Mutt Strut was created.

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Special Thank You To:

Providing Tee Shirts & Sweatshirts For Participants

Providing Dog Bandanas For Participates