While homeless pets are the primary concern for our festival we also want to make this event fun and educational. If you live in Florida then our wildlife is part of your life, there is no getting around that. Just like our K9 demonstrations, the wildlife displays will both entertain and educate.
The Peace River Wildlife Center, and others, will be on hand with some of the critters that they have helped save over the years. It is a rare opportunity you will have to get this close to them.
Be sure to visit and like our Facebook page so we can keep you updated on everything going on at the event
More that 25 animal shelters and rescue groups will come together along with up to 200 of their homeless pets for you to visit with, and possibly adopt
FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING
Play - Shop - Learn - Adopt
DOGS CATS BIRDS HORSES REPTILES
and others too, Your next best friend awaits you
Well behaved & Leashed
No retractable leashes
Here is our new TV commercial for 2016
Your dogs will love you for bringing them to our festival on October 29th. The Doggie Fun Zone will be there with their 350' fully enclosed doggie performance race track, where your dog can chase a lure through a super fast, super safe and super fidotastic obstacle course. Check out this great video and ask your K9 friends if they want to go.
Krista will be there from 12 to 2
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPLAYS
and KID ZONE
Disc-Connected K9's world champion frisbee teams will be performing three shows at our festival on October 29th. Presented by the Post 110 family of the Port Charlotte American Legion, come and watch world class dogs show off their amazing talent in a well choreographed , musically themed performance. These teams have performed all over the world and will be here for a free show. For more information on the team visit their web site here.
Resources & Links
WORLD CHAMPION FRISBEE DOGS
Click on this cute pup to
Pre-Register your doggie
BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET FOR OUR
FREE HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Contest starts at 2:00 in the K9 Demo area. One winner for each of three categories
Masks not recomended
Here is a recent radio interview our coordinator/spokesperson Dianne did on The Doggy Diva Show
Low cost Micro Chipping
DNA and Vaccinations
Watercolor art by Nancy Colby
While enjoying the Festival, please stop by our Silent Auction which benefits participating animal groups. All proceeds (100%) go to the shelters & rescue groups whose items are auctioned at this Festival.
Here is a great video posted by our friends at ARC (Animal Refuge Center) after last years festival. They were only one of sixteen shelters/rescues at the festival and had a very good day for adoptions.
Check out this great video from Brass Heart, the 12 piece show band that will rock your world throughout the day Courtesy of SOFTUB
Sponsored by KOHL's
When you are at our festival, be sure to stop and visit the Fire/EMS and Law Enforcment displays. The kids (big & small) will love to check out all the cool equipment that helps our public safety heroes save lives every day. In addition, if your kids don't feel like rockin out at the concert with you, they can visit the Punta Gorda Police Kid Patrol trailer for some gaming action..
Remember, its Halloween weekend.
You never know what you may see.
While at the festival be sure to check out one of the many K9 demonstrations that will take place throughout the day. There will be exciting demos from law enforcement agencies including teams from the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office and others. In addition, teams from Peace River K9 Search & Rescue will demonstrate scent tracking for missing persons and cadavers, plus various rescue and protective measures.
Click to watch the commercial
Krista did for our festival
RAIN or SHINE - PETS WELCOME
(Pets must remain leashed, no retractable leashes)
Hosted by ABC7 news anchor Krista Fogelsong, ARC will be running Mini Dog Races in front of the stage area during band breaks throughout the day. Be sure to sign your little doggie up for these hilarious games. Click on the pup to the left to pre-register. Wiener dogs in the morning and wiener wana-be's in the afternoon.
Mini Dog Races
for full schedule
and event map