Mutt March FAQ

Mutt March Event Info

Location & Parking

How long is the walk?  The walk is under 1 mile. We suggest humans wear shoes comfortable for grass. All dogs must be kept on leashes at all times.

Where is Mutt March? For the first time in its history, Mutt March is held at the Jacksonville Humane Society at 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216.

Where can I park? Parking is available in any marked space on property, including the lot at 1813 Foster Drive. Additional parking is available at All Wet Sports, located at 8550 Beach Blvd and Walmart Supercenter located at 8808 Beach Blvd. A shuttle service will be available to take walkers and dogs to and from the event via All Wet Sports and Walmart. A dog and walker drop off will be available on Foster Drive, more info TBA.

Parking Alternatives:

Shared-ride services from Lyft and Uber are available in Jacksonville. You can use the code “MUTTMARCH” to save $5 on your ride with Lyft if you are a new rider.  We recommend you text/message your driver to let them know you have a dog – dogs are allowed at driver discretion.

 

 

Registration

How to I register? You can register online by clicking here or in person at our administration offices, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32216.

When does registration close? Online registration closes at 5 p.m. the Thursday before the event.

How can I help if I’m not able to attend? You can donate to Mutt March and help us reach our goal by clicking here.

Can I register at the event? Yes, you can register as an individual at the event for $30. Team registration is not available at the event.

I registered early. Do I have to check-in? If you registered early, please go to registration to check-in. You will receive your wag bag and if eligible, your tshirt. Anyone who is eligible for VIP can receive their VIP ID at registration.

Can I pick up my wag bag and tshirt early to skip the lines at registration? Yes, you can pick them up from our administrative offices beginning Wednesday prior to the event. Tshirts are on a first come, first serve basis and size is not guaranteed. Our office is located at 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32216. If you want to call and check on shirts before you come, please call 904.493.4573.

Where is registration? Registration is on on JHS property; exact location TBA.

What’s the difference between a “team” and an “individual”? Teams must consist of at least 4 or more registrants. Each team member must pledge to raise at least $20 for Mutt March.

Do I need to register my dog, myself, or both? Only humans need to register. Dogs and kids under 5 are free.

 

VIP

How do I become an event VIP? VIP is available to anyone who registers prior to January 31st OR any registrants who raises more than $250.

What does VIP include? Event VIPs have access to the private VIP room, which includes a continental breakfast, mimosas, and treats for your pup. The VIP room is indoors which allows for seating and a private rest room.

Where is the VIP Room? VIP is upstairs. Please enter through the main doors, follow the signs to VIP registration and take the elevator or stairs to the second level. You will see VIP in the large multi-purpose room.

 

Program

What are the hours? Mutt March is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Event schedule is as follows (and subject to change):

  • 9 a.m. Registration, Silent Auction, Kid Zone, and VIP Open
  • 9:15 a.m. Purina Pro Plan Performance Dog Team performs
  • 10:10 a.m. Awards Ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. March Begins
  • 11:15 a.m. Purina Pro Plan Performance #2
  • 12:00 p.m. Silent Auction closes
  • 1:00 p.m. Event ends

 

Food, Beverage & Restroom

Is water provided? Water will be provided courtesy of our event sponsors. There will be water stations along the route.

Where are public restrooms located? The Jacksonville Humane Society has public restrooms inside the facility just inside the main Adoptions doors, past the front desk, and to the right.

Are dog waste bags provided? We do our best to provide as many poop bags as possible but encourage you to bring your own. Please – scoop the poop!

 

TShirts

How do I get a tshirt? Tshirts are awarded to anyone who raises a total of $50 including your registration fee. So, if you paid $30 to register, you must raise or donate an additional $20 to receive a Mutt March tshirt. Note: T-SHIRTS ARE GIVEN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AND SIZES ARE NOT GUARANTEED. If you have your heart set on a shirt, we encourage you to pick up your shirt before Mutt March.

Emergencies and Safety

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be on-site for the duration of Mutt March. For pet emergencies, we cannot guarantee that a veterinary will be available to assist and recommend that any pet facing a life-threatening situation leave Mutt March and go directly to an emergency clinic.

Lost and Found, First Aid and Information can be found at the JHS Information Table.