Strutt Your Mutt a fun-filled day for fur friends to so­cialise

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - CITY -

Sure dogs are con­sid­ered man’s best friend, but they are also the pin­na­cle of cute, es­pe­cially if you vis­ited the sec­ond edi­tion of Strutt Your Mutt last week Satur­day.

Dog­town SA, in part­ner­ship with Mon­tego Pet Nu­tri­tion, hosted Strutt Your Mutt at Dog­town SA just out­side Hart­beespoort Dam.

The fun-filled event al­lows an­i­mal lovers – and their pets – to get to­gether and cel­e­brate how many furry lives have been saved by peo­ple will­ing to res­cue them. A cen­tral mes­sage is that pet adop­tion is one of the best ways to ex­pand your fam­ily.

Nes­tled in the Hennops moun­tains, Dog­town SA is a sanc­tu­ary for dogs who’ve been aban­doned, sur­ren­dered, or have been res­cued from dire sit­u­a­tions.

The ded­i­cated team at Dog­town SA pro­vide in­di­vid­ual care to each of these dogs while they wait to be adopted.

A panel of celebrity judges was as­sem­bled to de­cide which fur friend will be named the win­ner in categories like Wig­gli­est Bum and Cutest Trick, as well as the Dog­town SA Spring Cham­pion.

On a more se­ri­ous note, Dog­town SA aims to re­ha­bil­i­tate res­cued dogs as well as pro­vid­ing them fu­ture homes, or for those un­lucky in find­ing homes, the shel­ter aims to cre­ate a re­tire­ment vil­lage which will pro­vide a safe en­vi­ron­ment for ma­ture res­i­dents that need spe­cial med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

Strutt Your Mutt saw 42 res­cued dogs par­tic­i­pat­ing in dif­fer­ent categories, with Mon­tego do­nat­ing a bakkie filled with food and treats for the Dog­town pups.

If you can’t adopt, Dog­town SA of­fers many op­tions to do­nate to the shel­ter, in­clud­ing spon­sor­ing a pet or reg­u­lar do­na­tions. The shel­ter also pro­vides ac­co­mo­da­tion at the Best Friends Pet Lodge – a happy hol­i­day home when you are away and want ex­pert care for your loved fam­ily mem­ber.

The lodge is run by qual­i­fied Dog­town SA staff and with only 12 lux­ury ca­banas, you know your furkid is go­ing to get the per­sonal at­ten­tion. There is also a need for ded­i­cated vol­un­teers, if you want to in­ter­act with the an­i­mals but can’t adopt. – Cit­i­zen re­porter

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Pic­tures: Sup­plied

CUTE. Former Mr SA Ar­mand du Plessis with Bella, a res­cue from Dog­town SA.

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