Through DogtoberFEST, CARMAA promotes our goal of educating the public about the number of resources that are available for adopting a companion animal. DogtoberFEST is an outdoor festival and showcase for the many healthy and adoptable animals that are waiting for homes at over 100 rescues and shelters in the Western Pennsylvania region. And, our event also helps to bring animal rescues and shelters together for one day as a collective community of compassionate people, advocating every day for homeless animals. Working together, these organizations will educate our DogtoberFEST attendees on the benefits of adopting a pet instead of buying an animal through a newspaper ad or pet store. Come meet your new best friend at DogtoberFEST on October 6, 2012!
October 6, 2012
11:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
Southside Works, Pittsburgh, PA -- next to McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant
It's DogtoberFEST time! The German harvest tradition takes on a canine twist for Saturday, October 6th at the SouthSide Works (parking lot next to McCormick & Schmick's restaurant). For the past several years, local non-profit group CARMAA (Coalition to Adopt, Rehome and Match Abandoned Animals) has hosted the dog event featuring animal shelters and rescues to promote adoption. The event starts at 11 a.m. with our Pooch Pride Parade Costume Contest with over $500 in prizes available for Most Creative Costume, Best Homemade Costume and Dog-Owner Lookalike Costume ($5 entry fee)! Adoptable dogs from shelters and rescues across our area will be available and ready to meet their potential new families! DogtoberFEST 2012 features lives music, homemade food, specialty vendors, training demonstrations and Ask-a-Vet and Ask-a-Trainer booths. Admission is FREE to the public. Bring your own dog ... or two ....for a day of doggie fun!