Strutt Your Mutt 2017

It’s time to Strut Your Mutt again! Last year NCBR was the top fundraising team in San Francisco, and we raised over $31,000, which was enough to cover four months of veterinary care in 2016! Can we do it again? Only with your help!

Visit our team page and click “Join” to register today! Registration is only $15!



In addition to the fundraising incentives that Best Friends offers, we will have our own fundraising incentives and mini-competitions just for our teammates.

Currently Running Incentives

Strut Your Mutt 2017 Matching Donation Challenge

NCBR alumni Bixby and Cole (pictured) know how much fun it is to double their impact, and so do their amazing dads, Kevin K. and Mark H.! That’s why this week they are generously offering to double the impact of YOUR GIFT up to $1000! AND, another anonymous donor will match an additional $250! If we can meet this challenge by 9/20 we will have raised $2500!


Top Fundraiser Prizes

J'adore le Chien Pet PhotographyFirst Place:

A photoshoot with Ellen Shershow of J’adore le Chien Pet Photography!

Ellen Shershow is an amazingly talented pet photographer in Oakland, CA.  Her work was recently featured in a show entitled “Dogs of a Certain Age” at the Rotunda Gallery at the Sequoias in San Francisco.  For more information visit J’adore le Chien’s website.  Your photoshoot will include:

  • 30 images to select your art from
  • 60-minute studio shoot
  • Phone consultation
  • In-person premier session including advice and guidance on selecting your final images
  • Mobile phone app containing your favorite web-ready images
  • Three 5”x 7” Fine Art Photographic prints matted to 8”x10”
  • A bottomless cup of espresso

Pier 39 San FranciscoSecond Place:

Pier 39 Fun Pack

Read about all that Pier 39 offers on their website.  This prize consists of the following fun activities to share with your family or friends:

  • 4 Blue and Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruises
  • 4 RocketBoat rides
  • 4 San Francisco Carousel rides
  • 4 Admissions to 7D Experience
  • Validation for one hour of parking at Pier 39 garage
  • Discount offers to Pier 39’s shops, restaurants, and attractions

BissellThird Place:

2017 Bissell Total Floors Upright Vacuum

Bissell is not only proud to support the movement to end pet homelessness in the US, they also know how to clean the messes our furry friends make!  This vacuum does the job!

As a Thank You to All Donors!
Anyone who books a full price photoshoot with J’adore le Chien Pet Photography can show proof of a donation of any amount to our team and will receive three complimentary 5″ x 7″ fine art photographic prints matted to 8″ x 10″.

Our Sponsors

Pier 39
The Bark
Naughty Boy Vineyards
Pet Therapeutics
Max & Neo

Completed Incentives

Our friends at Max & Neo have put together a great prize package for our Strut Your Mutt fundraising efforts!

For every $50 you have raised (in total) by 11:59pm PT on 9/6, you will be entered to win a Max & Neo gift basket that includes:

CONGRATULATIONS to our Winner Debbie S.!

Turdlebag Prize Pack: One Turdlebag + Earth Rated Poo Bags

Win a convenient and useful Turdlebag plus a box of lavender-scented Earth Rated poop bags.

To be eligible for this challenge, all you need to do is get TWO donations of any size between 8/14-8/19! Two lucky winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries.


Jennifer T.
Michelle A.

Wilderdog | Gear for Dogs on AdventuresWe’ve got another fabulous prize to give away thanks to Wilderdog! The winner will receive one 5′ Wildcat Leash made of climbing rope that comes with a locking carabiner clip and is in SF Giants’ orange and black! Plus you get a collapsible Backpacking Bowl that is both durable and handy.

This prize pack will be awarded at random to one teammate who has customized their personal fundraising page with a photo and an explanation of why they are supporting NCBR by Saturday, August 5th at 5 pm PST. New and preexisting teammates are all eligible.

Check out all of Wilderdog’s great products on their website.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Winner Carol K.!

Bark MagazineFive (5) of the first people to register before 7/20 at 5 pm PST will be chosen at random to win a year’s subscription to Bark Magazine!


Michelle A.
Katherine M.
Cheri R.
Brenda S.
Cristin S.

For every new $10 you raise by the end of Sunday, 9/17, you will be entered to win a Queork dog collar in your choice of dark brown or natural! It looks like leather and feels like suede, but it’s cork – sustainable, vegan, mildew-resistant, hypo-allergenic, and a natural mosquito repellent!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Winner Matthew F.!

Sweet Tomatoes Fundraiser for Strut Your Mutt 2017

Sweet Tomatoes is helping us raise funds for Strut Your Mutt with 2 group dinners. Join us on Monday, Sept. 11th from 6 to 8 pm at either the San Jose or Pleasant Hill location.

Be sure to bring your flyer so that 20% of your bill gets donated to NCBR’s Strut Your Mutt fundraiser!

Thank you to everyone who came out for dinner!

Deb Wood and Elk Grove Ford matching donation incentive

“On behalf of Elk Grove Ford I would like to contribute $500 of matching donation to NorCal Boxer Rescue for this year’s Strut Your Mutt event.

“Saving boxers has become a passion of mine since 10 years ago when our first boxer boy, Otis, came into our lives. Our family quickly fell in love with the breed because of Otis and his lovable personality, out of control wiggles and boxer antics. We lost our boy this year in January to a brain tumor, but because of Otis we have fostered, transported, and supported NorCal Boxer Rescue. I currently am the Foster Home Coordinator and although the time commitment is huge, there is joy I feel each time NCBRl saves a dog who is on death row, knowing that dog is on the way to a better life. As a part of this amazing NCBR team, I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

-Deb Wood

ALL donations received by July 30th to NCBR’s SYM fundraiser will be matched by Elk Grove Ford up to $500! THANK YOU Debbie Gannucci Wood and Elk Grove Ford ! Donate at


YOU DID IT! In only 2 DAYS you met the $500 matching goal! THANK YOU to everyone who donated and to Deb and Elk Grove Ford for the matching donation!

Naughty Dog VineyardsThe first 12 people to raise $250 or more will receive a bottle of Naughty Boy Vineyards wine (either a 2012 Pinot Noir, a 2014 Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir, or a 2014 Chardonnay, while supplies last). You will love the boxerful labels, and of course the delicious wine produced by a NorCal Boxer Rescue family!


Michelle A.
Pamela A.
Elizabeth B.
Kat B.
Nikki B.
Christine C.
Gayle K.
Debbie S.
Larry S.
Marta S.
Jennifer T.
Danielle V.