August 3 will be a tail-wagger for the Willamette Humane Society, when area dogs and dog-lovers take to the trail to benefit the local shelter.

The event is the WillaMutt Strut Fun Run & Walk and it kicks off at Salem’s Riverfront Park at 9 a.m.  Participation is non-competitive and attendees can achieve 5 K or 1.5 K distances, with or without their pets.

There will also be booths, door prizes and contests for all.

Animal aficionados of all spots and stripes are encouraged to contact Willamette Humane Society for registration information at