Press Release: El Paso Animal Services Invites the Community to Mutt-A-Thon

Volunteer & Adoption Event for Shelter Dogs

WHAT: ‘Mutt-A-Thon Challenge’ Volunteer & Adoption Event

WHEN: 8 to 11 a.m.
Sunday, November 5, 2023
WHERE: Tails at the Times Adoption Center, 501 E. Mills St.

WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 5, 2023
WHERE: El Paso Animal Services Center, 5001 Fred Wilson Ave.


El Paso Animal Services and its community partners, Rescue Runners 915, are hosting their second ‘Mutt-A-Thon’ Volunteer and Adoption event at two (2) locations.

Mutt-A-Thon aims to give every dog a break from their kennel, showcase them for adoption, and promote volunteering at the Tails at the Times adoption center and the main El Paso Animal Services center.

With over 400 dogs currently waiting for forever homes at these locations, the effort to walk every adoptable dog in one day will need great support from the community. This event is a great opportunity to learn about volunteering at the shelter and provide much-needed love and attention to pets in need, giving them a break from their kennel and helping them find a loving family. This is the fourth ‘Mutt-a-Thon’ event that the two organizations have hosted, and at previous events, more than 500 volunteers have shown up to participate. 

Runners and walkers can sign up for as many time slots as they would like by visiting Children under 18 years old can participate with a guardian. Volunteers must wear full-length pants and closed toed shoes. All volunteer participants will receive refreshments and can enjoy a closing party at the El Paso Animal Services Center with local vendors, photo booth and Día de los Muertos Pet Remembrance Altar where the community can bring a remembrance picture for pets that have crossed over the rainbow bridge.

For more information on event details, visit


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