Mutt Strut presented by the Dog Obedience Training Club

Saturday, September 15, 2018


Come celebrate the end of the dog days of summer!  Dogs and their owners are invited to stroll Cape May’s Beachfront Promenade on Saturday, September 15 8am to Noon for the 12th annual Mutt Strut ( Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 16) .  The event is truly an “every dog has its day”- the one time each year other than winter for dogs to enjoy a walk on the Promenade.

Owners can strut with their dogs on the Promenade anytime between 8 am and noon, for a requested donation of $1 per leg ($2 per person, $4 per dog).  Registration is required to allow dogs on the Promenade and is held near Convention Hall, Beach Avenue near Gurney Street. 

This annual event is popular with locals and visitors alike.  Adding to the enjoyment are dog trick and dog costume contests with prizes, auction and dog information.  So, practice your tricks, dress up your mutt and come strut your stuff!

The event sponsor, Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club (CMCDOTC), an AKC affiliated club, has held local dog training classes for forty years.  Part of the event proceeds help the group’s training classes and canine community outreach activities. Walkers also support a worthwhile cause, with part of the proceeds to PPAWS, volunteers who raise puppies to become seeing eye dogs for The Seeing Eye. Please help support this program.

The Mutt Strut is held as part of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Responsible Dog Ownership Days, with over 600 events held each year.  According to AKC “this nationwide initiative educates the public about the importance of being a responsible dog owner and celebrates the deep bond between humans and their canine companions”.

Only dogs registered for the Mutt Strut are allowed on the Promenade on the 15th and only between 8 am and noon.  Cape May City regulations require dogs to be on a leash not more than six feet long; dogs are not allowed on the beach at this time of year and owners must clean up after their pets.  All dogs must have current rabies vaccinations.  Females in heat, young puppies, and aggressive dogs will all be more comfortable at home.

For more information on the Mutt Strut or dog training classes call 609-827-5256, email, visit or see us on facebook.

Come!  In costume if you wish, and strut with your mutt, or strut without paws and support a worthwhile cause.

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Sat, July 20

10th Annual Cape May Cabanas Beach Bash

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Located at the beach between Decatur and Gurney Streets

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