Strut Your Mutt event

Dog showing the trick.

Strut your mutt 271On October 24, 2015, 1,800 dogs and 2,400 humans from all over the Wasatch front arrive to support Best Friends 20th Strut Your Mutt event. Best Friends Animal Society generated well over $225,000 for the local no kill rescue groups and shelters. It was inspirational to see so many dogs and humans in one place, enjoying themselves and diligently working for a common cause.

Strut Your Mutt was an affirmation of the love that people feel for all pets. Best Friends Animal Society has influenced many in the common cause of “saving them all.” It was evidence the devotion human’s feel to the human/pet connection with the enormity of this year’s event.

Why We Wag was witness to the rescue stories we heard from many of the participants that stopped by our booth. One human shared his story of his determined efforts to remove a dog from an abusive situation by relocating himself and the dog to another city.

Dogs that came to the Why We Wag booth, showed us their best trick for a treat and their human was awarded a car sticker for their participation. The relationship so many people had built with their dog was demonstrated in the well performed tricks.

For the silent auction, Why We Wag donated one of its special “Bug Out” dog backpacks. The backpacks our part of the mission we have to prepare all dogs to go with their owner in case of an emergency. Why We Wag was born from the way pets influence our lives. They are a part of our family and at Why We Wag every pet has brought us love and happiness in the lessons we have learned from them. We work to return that love with the products we offer.


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Cheryl Wilson

Cheryl Wilson created Why We Wag in 2012 as her result of her lifelong love of dogs. After 22 years in the Educational sector, Cheryl utilizes her expertise as an award winning educator, to educate dog lovers, along with offering supplies that support a healthy, meaningful relationship with canines. Residing in Utah, Cheryl is celebrating her 5th generation with dogs and now her first generation of grand-dogs.