Sophie Struts Her Mutt, Boomer

Last Saturday I went to Strut Your Mutt.  So many people attended that they parked cars on the Will Rogers Polo Field.  Where there weren’t cars, there were big tents and lots of dogs.  People brought their dogs and volunteers walked around with the dogs up for adoption.

I talked to Marc Peralta, the executive director of the Los Angeles Best Friends Society.  He said there were over 100 dogs up for adoption that day.  They were all very cute!

Strut your Mutt’s goal is to raise money for dog rescue groups in Los Angeles.  At least 3,000 people attended this event and they raised over $600,000.

Sophie and Marc Peralta, executive director of the LA Best Friends Society with a rescue dog at Strut Your Mutt on Sept. 6. Photo: Erin Herron
Sophie and Marc Peralta, executive director of the LA Best Friends Society with a rescue dog at Strut Your Mutt on Sept. 6.
Photo: Erin Herron

At the event, Best Friends sold dog shirts, hats, water bottles and training clickers.  Two people who sold at the stand were Linda and Angela.  They were so friendly.  Angela introduced her adopted dog to me.  We bought shirts for everyone in my family.  I love my shirt.  It has two dogs on it and says, “Save Them All.”

We stopped by a dog treat stand called Pussy & Pooch.  They gave out chicken and lamb treats.  My dog Boomer loved them.

There was a doggie obstacle course that had hurdles, a seesaw, a tunnel, and two slalom courses.  It took lots of treats, but Boomer finally went through the tunnel.

There were 12 food trucks.  We had dinner there.  After the festivities, they showed a movie called Dirty Dancing.  Unfortunately it was at 8 p.m., so I couldn’t stay for it.  And my dog Boomer was getting very hot and tired.  It was a great afternoon.  I had so much fun.

I hope many dogs found homes last Saturday, and I hope many more dogs will be saved thanks to the Best Friends Society.