Strut for Strays™

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Join us for C.A.R.E.'s 23rd Annual Strut for Strays, hosted by Evanston Subaru in Skokie

On Saturday, May 19, dogs and their guardians will make their way to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for the Community Animal Rescue Effort’s annual Strut for Strays. Hundreds of paws and feet will hit the ground walking (or running) for the 2.5-mile event. Grand Marshal Christian Stolte (from NBC's Chicago Fire) will be on hand to get the Strut started.

Help us raise money to care for the many animals that C.A.R.E. finds homes for each year. To prepare a pet for adoption it costs C.A.R.E. $300 per dog or cat and $500 per puppy or kitten.

Fun-loving people, with or without a canine companion who want to be part of saving and finding forever homes for stray and unwanted dogs and cats. Although cats and other pets are not allowed, you can run or walk in honor of a favorite animal friend.

The walk starts at Evanston Subaru in Skokie (3340 Oakton Stree - West of McCormick Blvd). Look for the C.A.R.E. event signs.

Parking is available at Evanston Subaru in Skokie (follow the parking signs).

See the fun photos from past Strut for Strays

Saturday May 19, 2018 (rain or shine)

Evanston Subaru in Skokie
3340 Oakton St, Skokie, IL

Parking available in Evanston Subaru's back parking lot. Follow parking signs.

Event Day Registration:    8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Walk Start Time:        9:30 a.m.

Walk or jog 2.5-miles along the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.

The walking route starts at Evanston Subaru in Skokie and heads East across McCormick (crossing guard present) and up the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park to Dempster Street. TURN AROUND at Dempster and head South in the Sculpture Park back to Oakton, then West to Subaru. If your dog is tired or your feet are barkin', you can turn around at any point and head back to Subaru.

Register by mail (download the form) or visit to register online and set up a personal fundraising page.

$35 pledge minimum for advance registration (or $40 on event day) per person qualifies for entry to event and a Strut for Strays Goodie Bag.

$50 or more qualifies for entry to event and Strut for Strays T-shirt and Goodie Bag. Please pre-register online or postmark by 5/12/18 to guarantee a T-shirt and Goodie Bag.

Registration is available the day of the event ($40 Minimum).

All participants are encouraged to create a firstgiving fundraising page, with the goal of raising enough money to sponsor one or more dogs, cats, kittens, or puppies. Average cost for veterinary care for adult dogs and cats is $300. Average costs for puppies and kittens is $500.

If you'd like to support C.A.R.E., but cannot participate in Strut for Strays, you can fundraise as a Struttin’ Sponsor. Have your own catwalk, gerbil run, goldfish swim, etc. in honor of your favorite animal friend FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME.

Top prizes for most money raised by an individual: Bicycle from The Pony Shop. Other prizes include gift certificates and prizes from local businesses. Winners will be determined based on pledges received by 5/26/18.

For more information about C.A.R.E. or the Strut for Strays, call our voicemail 847-705-2653 or email

Evanston Subaru in Skokie
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Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill
Dog Obedience Group
Hub's Restaurant Skokie
Companion Animal Hospital in Skokie
Northshore Automotive
Lavitt Animal Hospital
Bill's Sewer and Plumbing

   Grand Marshal Chris Stolte from NBC's Chicago Fire

Grand Marshal Chris Stolte from NBC's Chicago Fire

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