Saturday, October 5
11:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
• Bring your own dog, and meet adorable adoptables!
• Training demos
• Homemade food (available for purchase)
• Specialty vendors
• Live bands and DJs
• Pooch Pride Costume Parade: $5 per entry, 11:00 a.m. registration, $500 in prizes
• Adoptathon: 11:00-4:00
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 more than 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 5, 2013!
NOTE: If you are planning to attend the Running of the Wieners at the Waterfront the same day, please plan to attend Dogtoberfest from 11:00 a.m. until approximately 12:30 p.m. We can then make our way over to the Waterfront, which is less than 25 minutes driving from Southside Works, in plenty of time for check-in and wiener costume pick-up for the Dachshund race from 1:00-1:30 p.m. Races begin at 2:00 p.m.