Wag It Forward: A Festival for Pets
Do you love animals? Do you want a fun and meaningful way to "pay it forward"? Then do we have the event for you!
On October 14th, from 10am to 4pm, join Pet Food Warehouse at the Champlain Valley Exposition to celebrate PFW's 35 years in business with the 2nd Annual Wag It Forward: A Festival for Pets. This benefit party is open to all, including any pet (on leash or otherwise properly contained). Tickets are available for $5 minimum donation for adults, in advance at either Pet Food Warehouse location, or at the gate on the day of the event. Kids and pets are free! All profits equally benefit 27 participating local animal welfare groups.
The day starts off with the 8th Annual VetriScience Chase Away K9 Cancer 5K. Then Dock Dogs will be competing all day long, providing your dog the opportunity to show off their own water skills, too! Register your dog in advance at www.dockdogs.com.
There will also be high flying dog demos from 802 Disc Dogs; agility and training demos from MotoDog Training, Burlington Obedience Training Club, and Comfort Hill Kennel; Vermont Police K9 demonstrations; and grooming tips from Passion for Pets. www.apassionforpetsvt.com
There are over 30 pet-centric vendors offering samples, giveaways and great information alongside all 27 of the participating local animal rescues and welfare organizations.
The Kid Zone will entertain children (and adults!) of all ages with a bouncy house from Bounce Around VT, face painting, games, temporary tattoos, and a DIY tie-dye bandana station to make your own keepsake for your furry friend.
Don't miss the costume parade and contest that starts at 12 noon and is open to all. Dress yourself, dress Fido, dress the juniors, or any combo thereof, to participate for a chance to win prizes in the three costume categories: Matching Duos, Superheroes, and (in celebration of PFW's 35th), the 1980's!
You can dance to live music by The Grift, digest local food and beverages in the Food and Beer Garden, and step up to the camera at Photo Booth Planet to get a free remembrance of the day's fun!
What: The 2nd Annual Wag It Forward: A Festival for Pets
When: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Where: The midway at the Champlain Valley Exposition
Featuring: Dock Dogs competitions, live music from The Grift, Kid Zone with bouncy house, a costume parade and contest, beer garden, local food vendors, and much, much more! Run the Chase Away K9 Cancer 5K in the morning and stay to enjoy the attractions for pets, children, and adults!
How: Entry is $5 minimum donation for adults. Kids and pets are free. Tickets available at either Pet Food Warehouse location or at the gate.
All animals must be leashed or contained. Waivers must be filled out and turned in at entry for all attending animals.
Why: Wag It Forward was born out of a desire to raise awareness and funds for local animal welfare and rescue groups. Last year we raised over $9000 that benefited 26 participating animal groups.
Can't make it to Wag It Forward: A Festival for Pets? Let a sales associate know you'd like to "Wag It Forward" at checkout! You can make a donation at the register anytime at Pet Food Warehouse to benefit the participating animal welfare groups.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible: