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The Albany Chapter
of the
National Canine Cancer Foundation

The 6th Annual
Strut Your Mutt Canine ‘2K’
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

Our 6th Annual Strut is right around the corner…..are you ready?!

After our last Strut had to be virtual due to Covid, we are more than ready to see our Strut family in person again and to make this the best Strut yet!

The Albany Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation is proud to present the SIXTH annual, “Strut Your Mutt”, Canine ‘2K’, held at the beautiful Cook Park at the Sharon Drive Pavilion, on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021!  Located on Sharon Drive in Colonie, New York, the event will be approximately a 2 kilometer walk, run, frolic or classic canine “zoomie” pace (you go at your own speed)!  Participate with your canine companion and dress up together to make this event even more fun!  Judging will occur at the end of the event for the best dressed canine/human team!  The crazier the outfits the better!  NEW THIS YEAR will be a “Best Canine Wiggle Butt” competition! 

There will be food, new vendors, live music, and photos to be taken at the event!  Check out and “like” our Facebook page for pictures from previous years!


Day of registration will begin at 8:30am with the walk/frolic/run/zoomie to start at 9:30am.  Pre-Registration costs $25 and will include a Strut Your Mutt event t-shirt!  Day of registration is $35 and will include a t-shirt, but the shirts will be limited.  All participants who register will get a goody bag that includes a doggie bandana!

Pre-Registration ends at midnight on September 19th.


Cook Park at the Sharon Drive Pavilion

Contact Us

Email Strut and Albany Chapter Coordinator Jennifer at for additional information or to be involved.

About Us

The Albany Chapter was created to help raise money for research, awareness of canine cancer and support and educate those who have bared the news of this horrible diagnosis.  My name is Jennifer and my husband, Michael and daughter, Adelyn, lost our handsome Dogue de Bordeaux, Tuga to cancer June of 2015.  On March 21st, 2015, we heard the words that we never wanted to hear from our veterinarian.  He was diagnosed with aggressive metastatic liver cancer and was considered hospice care, given only weeks to live.  As Tuga was only 5 years old, we struggled with the diagnosis and fate of our “puppy”.  His diagnosis changed our lives and we devoted our time and efforts in making him as comfortable and happy as possible.  We cooked his meals every day, as he was always nauseas and kibble just wasn’t suiting his palate any longer.  We gave him fish oil and other holistic therapies that included acupuncture.  He was as vibrant as he was when he was 5 months old; which at times, gave us a sense of false hope.  He lived through his 6th birthday and for a total of 3 months, until one morning, he took a turn for the worse.  Our plan for Tuga was to allow him to cross the rainbow bridge at home since he despised the vet office!  But unfortunately, that was not how things worked out.  In the end, he was surrounded by the family that adored him, including his canine sister, Moosha.  Sadly, 10 months later, Moosha joined Tuga at the rainbow bridge when she passed away, after losing her own brief, one week battle with cancer.  Michael, Adelyn and I began the local chapter in Tuga’s memory and continue to honor it with Moosha’s memory, and the memories of all those furry family members lost to this disease.  We hope that one day, families will not have to bear the pain that we did, when we said goodbye to our “babies” for the final time.

We have met so many families who have lost canine loved ones to cancer, and we have also met families with canine survivors, all because of this foundation.  We could not do this without YOU and thank you for your continued support!

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