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DogtoberFEST is a One-Day Adoptathon to raise awareness about adoption and the many types of rescues and shelters in Western PA.
Now in its 12th year, DogtoberFEST is the biggest adoption event in Pittsburgh and has an expectation of 2,000-2,500 dog-loving attendees and over 100 shelters, rescues and vendors in attendance. The event is sponsored by The Waterfront and Pittsburgh PetConnections Magazine and EACH RESCUE ORGANIZATION PARTICIPATING RECEIVES A DONATION! *Donation amount based on proceeds* What: DogtoberFEST is a One-Day Adoptathon to raise awareness about adoption and the many types of rescues and shelters in Western PA. This outdoor festival will feature adoptable dogs from shelters and breed-specific rescues (and some cats too!), Specialty Vendors, Live Music, Ask-A-Trainer and Ask-A-Vet Booths, training demos by Daisy's Dog Training, and grooming demos by Woody's Dog Wash! Don't miss the Bake Sale and Snack Food Concession stand!
Our Pooch Pride Parade Costume Contest starts at 11 a.m. with over $600 in prizes available for Most Original, Dog-Owner Lookalike and Best Overall Costumes ($10 entry fee). Adoptable dogs from our area will be available and ready to meet their potential new families! Dogs from the public are welcome to come and meet the adoptable dogs or simply have a day out at The Waterfront. All public dogs must be current on vaccinations and be people and dog friendly (no retractable leashes, please!).
Admission is free for the public.
When: Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, October 2; same time and location.
See you at DogtoberFest in 2022!
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