Mutt March FAQ

Mutt March Event Info

Location & Parking

How long is the walk?  The walk is approximately 1.2 miles. We suggest humans wear shoes comfortable for concrete and grass. All dogs must be kept on leashes at all times. Waste stations are posted along the route and bags are available throughout the facility. There is a shorter walk path available.

Where is Mutt March? For the second year in a row, Mutt March will be held at the Jacksonville Humane Society at 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216.

Where can I park? Parking is available in the Walmart Supercenter located at 8808 Beach Blvd. This is just 0.6 miles away and there is a sidewalk from Walmart to the Jacksonville Humane Society to walk on. A shuttle service will also be available to take walkers and dogs to and from the event. A dog and walker drop off will be available at 1813 Foster Drive until 10 a.m.

Fundraising/Payment & Donations

I have cash/check donations that were made to my Mutt March page. How do I credit them? Please bring the donations to JHS and give them to a staff/volunteer at registration.

Is there an ATM on site? No. We suggest that you bring cash with you. We have asked that all vendors have a credit card option but cannot require it. JHS can take credit cards for registration, retail purchases or donations.

Registration

How do 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 Friday before the event.

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, you will still need to go to the registration table to check-in. You will receive your wag bag and if eligible, your t-shirt. Anyone who is eligible for VIP will receive their VIP band at registration.

Can I pick up my wag bag and t-shirt early to skip the lines at registration? Yes, we recommend you pick them up from the administrative offices on weekdays prior to the event starting Friday, April 5th. T-shirts 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 t-shirts before you come, please call 904.493.4565.

Where is registration? Registration is on the Jacksonville Humane Society property inside the Adoptions & Education Center.

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.

Adoptions/Entertainment

Can I look at the pets for adoption in the shelter? Yes, you are welcome to check out our dogs and cats waiting for homes, however, to help keep our JHS pets happy and healthy, we ask that dogs not enter the kennels or cat rooms. We will have a “pup parking” option if you need someone to hold your dog while you look. Please help us keep our JHS pets calm by not bringing dogs into areas with shelter pets.

What won’t I want to miss at the event? Make sure to check out our Silent Auction! With over 100 items for pets and people, you will want to place your bids and snag some great prizes. If you have not been to our building before you will get to see our beautiful facility! We will also have some of the Paw Patrol, possibly Super Heroes, even Storm Troopers, as well as face painting, food trucks and more than 50 vendors with lots of giveaways for you and your pups! We will even have a Purina Dog Show that will be performing twice during the event.

VIP

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

What does VIP include? Event VIPs have access to a private VIP room, which includes a continental breakfast, mimosas, a coffee bar and treats for your pup.

Where is the VIP Room? VIP is located on the second floor in the multi-purpose room. Please enter through the main doors, follow the signs to VIP registration and take the elevator or stairs to the second level.

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, Vendors
  • 9:15 a.m. Purina Pro Plan Performance Dog Team performs
  • 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

Are there food/drink options? Yes, we will have three food trucks! Water stations will be along the route and water is provided thanks to event sponsor, Winn Dixie!

Where are public restrooms located? The Jacksonville Humane Society has public restrooms inside the facility in the Adoptions Center located 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!

T-Shirts

How do I get a t-shirt? T-shirts 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 t-shirt. Note: T-SHIRTS ARE GIVEN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AND SIZES ARE NOT GUARANTEED. If you have your heart set on a size, 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 veterinarian 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.

There will be a medics tent on-site during the event.

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