A Doggone Day of Fun
Saturday, September 26

Top Dog

Meet your 2020 Top Dog, Sophia + Chief!

Want To Be The 2021 Top Dog?

Our Top Dog is the face of Mutt Strut, determined by the top (human) fundraiser each year. The top fundraiser’s dog – the new Top Dog – is given special recognition in Mutt Strut and IndyHumane marketing, and becomes the “ambassa-dog” for the following year’s Mutt Strut. Your dog will be featured on posters, ads, and all manner of Mutt Strut promotions! This is your dog’s chance to be famous. Simply register as a participant (either as an individual or as part of a Team), and get to work fundraising.

What’s in it for me & my dog?

Mutt Strut is IndyHumane’s largest annual fundraiser. As an Indy-based, independent organization, we rely completely on the generosity of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers to maintain our life-saving work here in Indianapolis. Without efforts like yours and like Top Dogs before you, we couldn’t do what we do and have the impact we have in our community.

That said, we try to keep the deal pretty sweet for you and your pet, too.

First, your pooch becomes the face of Mutt Strut 2021. As our Mutt Strut Ambassa-dog, you and your canine companion will get to appear as the 2021 Grand Marshals in opening ceremonies.

Staff from IndyHumane will also present your pooch with a Top Dog Trophy and other prizes on Mutt Strut day!

Read the Top Dog Rules here.

Only one entry per Mutt Strut registrant. Each contest participant must be a Mutt Strut registrant, and dogs are the only animals eligible for the contest due. The fundraising deadline to be eligible for Top Dog is September 23rd, at noon. Any fundraising after that time continues to benefit the programs at IndyHumane, but does not qualify toward Top Dog eligibility.

Only confirmed (actual cash and checks received) donations will count towards the fundraising total at the deadline.

Only an individual’s fundraising is eligible to win Top Dog. This means that if you are fundraising as part of a Team, your individual fundraising contribution for that Team is what determines your chances at being the Top Dog.

In the event of an exact tie, IndyHumane reserves the right to final selection of the Top Dog. Previous Top Dogs are not eligible to win again.