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Strut Your Mutt!

Making a Difference     ne Pet at a Time


They Are Waiting For You
Adopt a loving companion!


Come Help Us Out
It's fun and rewarding!


A Little Goes A Long Way
Money, goods and gifts!


Open Your Home And Heart
Be the step toward forever!

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Interested in doing more for pets and people in need? BAM is always looking for extra hands and hearts! Please check out the Volunteer page to learn more about BAM and the ways you can lend your talents and time to help. There are many new ways to volunteer at That BAM Place in downtown Hurricane as well!

Dog of the month


Cleo had to be named after an Egyptian pharaoh with her striking “eyeliner”. This young adult has a lot of life ahead of her and would love to find someone interested in continuing the basic obedience training she’s

learning in foster care (she already knows “sit” and has mastered puppy dog eyes).

She is a solid girl, but not too tall, and is as affectionate as she is smiley! Cleo enjoys being around her people and will do best in a home without small children. Having another dog as a companion and playmate could be ideal.

We aren't completely sure what breed blend Cleo is but did learn in our adoption center that she's a skilled jumper — though she hasn’t displayed the same when around baby gates in her foster home. Given her abilities, a person or family looking for a walking/hiking companion, or with a tall-fenced yard for her to be outside off-leash would be best. Knowledge or experience with strong breeds would be a bonus for Cleo.

Cleo is spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated; her adoption fee is $125.

Contact Alison by text at 541.936.1766 (or leave a voicemail for a call back) or email if you would like to learn more or to schedule a meet and greet for you (and your dog).

Returning for its NINTH year!

Visit our new event site for the latest features, sponsor details, accomodations, and the schedule of events.

Join the celebration that is Dog Day; now a full weekend event! Friday begins the festivities with our second annual Education Evening at the Community Center. Learn from a variety of experts in their pet-related fields — from grooming tips to nutrition, first aid and more!

Strutt Your Mutt Kanab

As a Best Friends Network Partner organization, BAM is once again participating in the Strut Your Mutt event at the sanctuary in Kanab. It's not only lots of fun and a gorgeous venue, but is changing the lives of pets in need!


Join Team BAM and you can rock this awesome event tee.


Unable to join us at the event, but still want to show your support? You can visit our team page and select a member to add your donation to, or simply donate to the team as a whole. Prefer offline donations? A check made out to Because Animals Matter and noting the Strut Your Mutt event on the memo line can be submitted by mail until 10/23/19!


Don't feel like strutting? 

Our dear friend Raven wrote a lovely little plea for support to go along with her upcoming Strut Your Mutt benefit yard sale in Kanab:

I am participating in Strut Your Mutt in Kanab, Utah, and have once again chosen to raise money for our local Best Friends Network Partner, Because Animal Matter, in Hurricane, UT.    They are the wonderful people who rescued my dog Sage from a dire hoarding situation and fostered him with exquisite tender, loving care until the stars aligned for our paths to meet when I wasn't even looking for another dog.   Sage, once terrified of everything, is now strutting around town, going to work with me, and even attended his first National Poetry Convention this year in Santa Fe! A dog once cowering in his crate for most of the day, is now bouncing off the walls, the happiest dog I know!


Last year, we hosted a Community Yard Sale where we recycled gently used items, resold at bargain prices, and were able to raise over $2,000 for BAM!  If you are unable to donate or attend the Yard Sale this year, we welcome you to make a donation of any amount to help us reach our team goal of $5,000, most of which helps to pay on-going veterinary bills.


More than anything else, I want to give back to the organization that has given me the gift of Sage.

Adoptable Pets


This is a small sampling of our adoptables' pics. For the most up-to-date images and listings visite or follow us on Facebook (feed and link below)!

Strut Yor Mutt
More ways to support BAM's programs and pets in need:

If you like to hike, bike, run, or simply walk your own dogs around the block download ResQwalk! It is a free mobile app that lets you support your favorite animal welfare organization just by getting out and moving.


Track your miles and raise funds for FREE! It's free to you and free to BAM. Simply select Because Animals Matter on the “Start ResQwalk” screen.



Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at and Amazon donates to Because Animals Matter. 

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Because Animals Matter is dedicated to reducing animal abuse and neglect through education.


Because Animals Matter is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Tax ID: 87-0772587

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