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Miles for Mutts - Dogslife's BIGGEST Event Yet!

Dogslife's 3rd Annual Miles for Mutts took place on June 25th, 2022. Thanks to all of our sponsors and participants, we raised approximately $35,000 for families who cannot afford life-saving cancer treatment for their beloved dogs! This is no small feat, as we raised over $10,000 more than last year's event.

On behalf of the Dogslife board, staff, and grant recipients, THANK YOU! We cannot express our gratitude - we truly appreciate your support. Without you, we would not be able to execute our mission.


This year's Miles for Mutts 10k, 5k, and 1 mile fun run set all kinds of records, including roughly 300 in-person participants, 100 virtual participants, and very hot temperatures! The Miles for Mutts race course crossed over the Ronald Kirk Bridge, showcasing beautiful views of downtown Dallas, and looped around the Trinity Skyline Trail alongside Trinity River. Despite the heat, we had a great event! We appreciate everyone coming out to support Dogslife, as well as the chance to meet so many of your sweet fur-babies!


Let's celebrate our medalists!

First, second, and third place medals were awarded to male and female participants based on the following age categories: 19 and below, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

The results from the in-person races are as follows:

10k Medalists

1st Place

Gia Maioriello

Jocelyn Zaragoza

Issy Nielson

Kathy Keller

Braeden Schimmel

Josh Williams

Luis Rojas

Bryan Cathey

Patric Grimwood

Ed Robben

2nd Place

Hallie Oliver

Levinia Lara

Victoria Dang

Pedro Rodriquez

Daniel Paxton

Rick Urash

Chung Pham

John Hill

3rd Place

Kristin Hodges

Allie Richardson

Q Oliver

Cody James

Justin Earnhart

Keith Dang

5k Medalists

1st Place

Ashleigh Lustgarten

Lauren Harris

Kimberly Jacinto

Brandy Porterpan

Marcella Miller

Kimberly Baum

Vincent Wood

Jesse Paul

Brandon Miller

Josh The Son of Beth Isaacs

Paul Lawrence

Samuel Wilcox

2nd Place

Avery Lustgarten

Sarah Ames

Mary Aslanian

Debbie Biermann

Donna Rucker

Case Cardinal

Vignesh Suresh

Justin Jacinto

Dusten Cardinal

Michael Black

Jeff Kelley

3rd Place

McKenna Reynolds

Ashley Tidwell

Nicole Holland

Cheryl Jensen

Ross Cousins

Alfredo Saldana

John Aslanian

Andrew Miller

Michael Chappell

Additional information on our medalists can be found by visiting Miles For Mutts Results (


Faces of some of our favorite pups!


A BIG thanks to our emcee, Kelsey Charles!

Kelsey hosts The Star at Night for the Cowboys and Girls Talkin’ Boys for Vox Media's SB Nation. She is mom to five fur children, one dog, Murphy, and four cats, Bella, Tucker, Gypsy and Joey. Kelsey kept the race day energy and spirits high!


Throughout the day, participants and volunteers heard testimonials from previous grant recipient families!

Jake and his dad, Tyler

Jake recently came out of remission and received a 2nd Dogslife grant to help with his current treatment. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me get the treatment Jake needs, and for helping all of the other dog parents and pups out there struggling with such a terrible situation."

-Tyler Stephens

Kelvin and his mom, Constance

"When Dogslife called to give us the grant, it was like a huge weight had been lifted off my chest. The peace of mind this foundation and their generous donors have given our family is indescribable. Thank you for seeing the worthiness in Kelvin and our family."

- Constance Bond


Below are a few of our wonderful sponsors and vendors that came out to support Dogslife and the Miles for Mutts race participants!

So, once again, THANK YOU to all those who came out to support Dogslife! We cannot wait to continue the tradition next year!

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