Wag It Forward: a Festival for Pets!

October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 K9demonstrations; and grooming tips from Passion for Pets.
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 Fun 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: Best ensemble (2 or more), 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! All this and more for a great cause. Come “wag it” with PFW!