Some pooches walked on all fours, others on three and some on wheels.
They're here because their owners want to help local animal shelters and rescues. Mike Carroll came out with his dog, Taylor.
"We support the no-kill initiative that Austin has and want to make sure we do everything we can to make sure that that continues," Carroll said.
So does Best Friends Animal Society, the national group hosting the Strut Your Mutt event.
All of the money raised stays local.
"The reason we do this is 9,000 animals are actually killed every single day in American shelters and that doesn't have to happen,” Melissa Miller, of Best Friends Animal Society, said.
It's been a little more than two years since Austin began operating as a no-kill shelter; however, there have been times when that status was in jeopardy because of local shelters reaching capacity. That’s something Carroll wasn't expecting.
"Especially with all the initiatives, with all the free adoption days and everything that Humane Society and Town Lake Shelter and everything has done," Carroll said.
Those who work with rescue groups say keeping that status requires a lot of effort.
"It's a sustainability thing,” Miller said. “Just because we are no-kill doesn't mean we always will be in Austin. So that's something we want to keep working towards."
It’s something Carroll will continue to support as well.
"It takes responsible pet owners, No. 1, and events like this," Carroll said.
Strut Your Mutt is a national fundraiser, raising awareness to help make sure more animals end up in their forever home.
The Best Friends Animal Society hopes to raise $2 million nationwide.