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What is Pet Fest?

Pet Fest is a fantastic, fun-filled day with your furry friends! You will find contests for young and old, pet adoptions from many shelters and rescues, tons of exhibitors with information, services and products to help make your pet healthier, happier and safe!

Most important to us is our overall message about responsible pet ownership with education through entertainment. Animal shelters are faced with an incredible burden of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for. Having your pet neutered or spayed ensures that you will not be adding to the problem. Adopting from shelters and rescues provides loving homes for thousands of animals.

 

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Bring Your Pets!

You can bring pets but please make sure to read the rules. All pets need to be leased, spayed or neutered (not in heat!) and we ask that you are prepared to pick up your pet's mess.

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Enter Some Contests!

You can enter all the contests you want in the Doggie Olymoics. You can win a VERY cool prize and a gold, silver or bronze medal for your pet! There is no fee and no skills required. It's all for fun!

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Adopt a Furry Friend!

You can visit with tons of dogs and cats for adoption every year at Pet Fest. Shelters and rescues come from near and far for this adoption event. Many will feature special adoption pricing just for the dya. Some you can take home with you. And you can bring the family including any other pets you have for the meet and greet at Caras Park. Until Pet Fest comes, you can check out "Take Me Home Tuesdays" for adoption!

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Pet Fest is Free!

But please consider bringing a donation of pet food to help us feed homeless animals or kindly make a cash donation at the registration booth. Neither are required but both are appreciated! ALL food donations are given to participating shelters and rescues to take with them at the end of the day!

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Visit with Exhibitors!

Imagine having pet stores, grooming, pet specialty items for sale, dog traers, boarding kennels, doggie daycare, veterinarians, pet insurance and so much more to choose from, all iunder one roof... the Caras Park Pavilion! It's one of the BEST things about Pet Fest.

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Bring Your Business!

Hey! Have you thought about bringing YOUR business to Pet Fest? We have options for literally every budget! If you sell pet products or services, you owe it to your business to be at Pet Fest. You will reach hundreds of pet owners on one single day. The investment you make for this day will be paid back to your business many times over. And it's so much fun! If you can't exhibit, we have lots of sonsorship options as well as donating prizes to our contest winners. A great way to make a great impression!

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Volunteer!

Do you love pets? Would you like to make a difference? We welcome volunteers in all areas. Before Pet Fest it's putting up posters and picking up prize donations. At Pet Fest it's setting up and taking down, helping with crowd control, taking pictures and videos for us, walking shelter dogs and LOTS more! Interested? Call or email us NOW!

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Wacky Wiener Dog Dash!

Little Smokies., Frankfurters and Bratwurst take to race. Just like in 4th grade, but this time the wiener dogs do the running. Dog and handler line up at starting mark. Second handler kneels at finish line. On a signal, the dogs are released. Handler stands as soon as their dog reaches them. First 3 dogs to reach finish line wins.

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Choose from hundreds of pets for adoption at Pet Fest!

You can visit with TONS of dogs and cats for adoption every year at Pet Fest. Shelters and rescues come from near and far for this adoption event. Many will feature special adoption pricing just for the day. Some you can take home with you. And you can bring the family including any other pets you have for the meet and greet at Caras Park. Much thanks to Jack Hanna for his support of Pet Fest and pet adoption!
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Our Team

Megan Pfaff

Megan attended Hellgate High School and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Psychology. She founded Missoula’s Rock Against Racism while in college as a community volunteer program, raising funds and awareness for the YWCA. Megan also did volunteer work in the Dominican Republic teaching English to

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Linda Baumann

Linda has been a community volunteer in Missoula since 1993. She served on the boards of the Missoula City/County Animal Control, March of Dimes, YWCA and American Cancer Society. Community and giving back is important to Linda. Together with her daughter, Megan, she served as the 2015/16 Chair of the

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Nikki Kelly

Nikki is usually on-hand for our many events – doing everything from wrangling a bridal party to wrangling pets and their owners on the Pet Fest stage. In her spare time, she’s running her business as a Cosmetologist at Changes

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Crystal Stipe

Crystal is our “right-hand woman”! She has been a part of our team for well over 10 years and she has a knack for making things better every day.

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    Pet Fest in the News

    Animals got talent at Missoula's Pet Fest

    August 17, 2011 7:27 pm  • by Alice Miller of the Missoulian Frisbee throwing and sit skills abounded at the eighth annual Pet Fest on Saturday in Caras Park. One dog’s talent took the biscuit, though. “Break it down, Slinky,” 7-year-old Robbin Stroud commanded the small, twirling dog that proceeded
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    Pet Fest in the News

    Missoulians go gaga over puppies and kittens

      CHELSEA DAVIS chelsea.davis@missoulian.com • Aug 20, 2016 • Missoulian The Adams Center was full of temptation on Saturday. The 11th annual Pet Fest filled Dahlberg Arena, replacing the typical cheers with barking. For 12-year-old Kodi Fraser, it was tough to face reality: she couldn’t bring home the chihuahua puppy,
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    Wiener dog races attract a crowd

    August 20, 2011 9:27 pm  •  By GWEN FLORIO of the Missoulian Mocha didn’t dress up in a fancy new costume at Pet Fest on Saturday. Even her collar was second-hand. She didn’t lick peanut butter from a plastic spoon clenched between her owner’s teeth. She doesn’t have an owner.
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    Pet Fest brings fun to Missoula’s Caras Park

    August 18, 2012 5:15 pm  •  By BETSY COHEN of the Missoulian Bigger than ever and bursting with crowds, Saturday’s seventh annual Pet Fest was a wildly successful circus of canine contests and animal adoptions. Nearly 40 dogs and cats were adopted at the event in Caras Park, which is
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