Save the date for the 3rd Annual Wag It Forward: A Festival for Pets on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Champlain Valley Expo from 10am to 4pm!
This fall, Pet Food Warehouse presents the biggest dog party in Vermont at the Champlain Valley Exposition with the aim of drawing attention to the many great animal welfare groups we have in our community, and to provide a fundraising opportunity for these groups and the animals they benefit.
Last year Wag It Forward featured 26 local rescue and animal welfare organizations, 40 vendors, 7 demos, over 1900 attendees, and 750 dogs! Pet Food Warehouse was able to donate over $370 to each of the 26 participating nonprofits from The Wag It Forward fund: a great result from a beautiful and fun-filled day for people and pets!
Saddle up for a Wag It Forward unlike our past events. This year, head West with PFW for a day themed in all things wild, dusty, and frontiers-y. We are calling all cowboys, charros, ranchers, riders, rustlers, and wranglers to come together to make this nonprofit festival for pets our biggest bonanza yet!
Like last year, Wag It Forward 2019 will kick off with the Chase Away Canine Cancer 5K fun run before the event; Dock Dogs will be also be returning for a weekend of dog dock diving fun open to all; live music by The Dog Catchers will keep your head bopping; local food vendors will provide top-notch chow and local brews; and the Fun Zone showcases family-friendly activities for young and old buckaroos alike. We are also excited to present many new attractions and activities while spotlighting local animals in need. Take a ride on Gus the mechanical bull, watch the discs fly at the 802DiscDogs demo, say hi to Pete Powers and the Buzz Bash crew from 99.9, and visit the goats from Ice House Creamery. Enjoy demonstrations from the Vermont Police Canine Association, MotoDog Training, and Eden Dog Sledding! All this and more, all for a great cause.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at either location of Pet Food Warehouse. Only $5 for adults. Kids 12yo and under are free. Pet are free! Waivers are required for all animals. Fill yours out ahead of time to skip the line: Wag It Forward Canine Waiver.
Get in on the revelry: If you or someone you know would like to be involved in this year's Wag It Forward festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to arrive early: the costume contest begins at High Noon sharp! Prizes go to the winner of the following categories:
- Best Overall Western
- Most Creative
- Wild Card (any theme goes)
Wag It Forward is made possible by these generous benefactors: