Pet-Friendly Indianapolis, Indiana Road Trip
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Angel Nutter
I’m jumping out of my seat as I write this. I have wanted to take Dexter to the IndyHumane’s Mutt Strut ever since I saw my Cavalier friend Elvis walk the track four years ago. This April, we will be visiting Carmel, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. I will be crossing this dog event off my personal bucket list during our weekend stay in Hamilton County!
The Indy Mutt Strutt is a One-of-a-Kind Dog Event
The Mutt Strut will be held on the Motor Speedway on April 27, 2019. As a household who loves Indy car racing, this is a big deal for us. We, including Dexter, will be walking the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway track and even have the chance to kiss the bricks, all while supporting IndyHumane.
The Mutt Strut isn’t just open to dogs, but other animals as well. It is advisable to ensure the pets are comfortable in a large crowd, as the event typically draws 3-4,000 people and pets each year. Some pets would do best in a carrier, pet wagon, or covered stroller. Hoofed animals wearing rubber-soled shoes for the entire day are permitted to participate.
The Gran Prix course is 2.5 miles long. However, there is a shorter route that is just over a mile in length. This allows pets and people of all abilities the opportunity to participate. And you’d better believe that Dexter will be utilizing his dog stroller and a good pair of dog boots. I have heard that the track can warm and be a bit rough on pads.
During the event there will be plenty of food trucks and vendors to sniff out. Or, if you wish, you can pack a lunch for you and your pooch. The most important thing to pack is a good attitude, and be ready for a howling good time.
Dexter is ready with his dog racing jacket with his favorite number, 12, for Mr. Will Power. You can register online as an individual, or you can join a team. Dexter and I would love for you to join our team! You can do that here. If you cannot join in person, don’t worry, you can still join and support IndyHumane virtually.
I’ve teamed up with Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. to offer my readers the opportunity to explore Carmel, Indiana with their dogs. Enter today for your chance to win a complimentary stay at Staybridge Suites in Carmel along with some other great prizes.
- One-night stay at dog-friendly Staybridge Suites in Carmel (you will be required to pay the pet deposit)
- $10 to Books and Brews in Carmel – dog-friendly patio.
- $15 to Urban Vines Winery and Brewery in Westfield – dog-friendly outdoor space/patio
- $50 to Bazbeaux Pizza in Carmel – dog-friendly patio right off the 20+ mile Monon Trail
- Last day to enter 2/23/19 11:59 PM EST
- Expires 12/31/2019
Located just north of Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana, offers a unique set of attractions, special events and affordable accommodations in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield. With the finest in authentic downtowns, Hoosier hospitality and easy access to I-69 and I-465, you’ve got a fun, affordable destination that’s closer than you think!
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