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.
Well behaved & Leashed
No retractable leashes
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
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.
Click to watch the commercial
Krista did for our festival
BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET FOR OUR
FREE HALLOWEEN CONCERT
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPLAYS
and KID ZONE
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..
Click on this cute pup to
Pre-Register your doggie
Play - Shop - Learn - Adopt
Contest starts at 2:00 in the K9 Demo area. One winner for each of three categories
Masks not recomended
Low cost Micro Chipping
DNA and Vaccinations
Mini Dog Races
Resources & Links
DOGS CATS BIRDS HORSES REPTILES
and others too, Your next best friend awaits you
Here is our new TV commercial for 2016
Watercolor art by Nancy Colby
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
Krista will be there from 12 to 2
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.
Sponsored by KOHL's
WORLD CHAMPION FRISBEE DOGS
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.
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.
for full schedule
and event map
Here is a recent radio interview our coordinator/spokesperson Dianne did on The Doggy Diva Show
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.
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.
Remember, its Halloween weekend.
You never know what you may see.
Be sure to visit and like our Facebook page so we can keep you updated on everything going on at the event
RAIN or SHINE - PETS WELCOME
(Pets must remain leashed, no retractable leashes)
FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING