PET FEST

Join the fun at the 12th Annual Pet Fest on Saturday, October 11, 2014!

 

Pet Fest is PALS' largest event of the year! The Community helps us generate much-needed funds as we celebrate the human-animal bond. All proceeds raised go to PALS' spay/neuter programs, pet pantry, TNRM, and humane education.

The festival is located in the park by the beautiful San Marcos River with events throughout the San Marcos Plaza Pavilion Park (located at 401 East Hopkins Street). Admission is free, but it is requested that attendees bring a donation of dry pet food. Cash donations are also accepted and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Here's the schedule for the day

8am: 5K Run and Dog Jog
9am: 1 mile and 1/4 mile Fun Run

10am: Festival Opening performed by the JROTC Color Guard & Rick Bowen

Live music provided throughout the day by: Rockaroni & Cheese, Jumbofunk, and Molly  Hayes

11am: Pet Blessing by Rev. Ben Nelson, St. Mark's Episcopal Church
12pm: Parade of Rescues - Meet and greet all the wonderful rescue groups dedicating their lives to animals in need. Rescue your next companion at PET FEST!

Contests and Races: Open to all ages! Registration will be on the deck, festival day. Cost is $10 per pet per contest or race. 1st-3rd place will receive a ribbon, certificate and one of the prizes listed below. 

12:20pm: Best Pet Trick Contest - Come show your off your best friend's talent in this challenge.
12:40pm: Best Dance Contest - Turn up the jams and strut your stuff!
1pm: Chihuahua & Dachshund Races! Track has been extended to 25 meters! The two winners in each race will compete for the Grand Prize Trophy and first choice prize pick!
1:30pm: All breed races! This is for all breeds. There will be 2 races- Under 15" at the withers (top of shoulder blades) & over 15"
2:30pm: K-9 Demonstration - Come watch the SMPD show the amazing capabilities of their service dogs. A huge thanks to Officer Lee for performing this stunning show for 12 years!
3:00pm: Pets with their kids under age 16 costume contest
3:20pm: Theme contest
- All pet costumes with props and small floats will compete in this category
3:40pm: Pets with their parents over age 16 costume contest

Contests & Race Prizes
4 Schlitterbahun Passes
4 Sea World Passes
Glass bottom boat ride
$30 certificate for the Tap Room
$30 certificates for Grin's
Haircut by Mink Salon
Gift baskets provided by:
Driftwood Kennels, Little Shoppe of Health, Invisible Fence Brand & Buda Dental.

4pm: Family Dance Pawty! Bring your pup & come jam out with Jumbofunk!

TNRM Raffle- $1.00 ea or 6 for $5
Support our Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain program and purchase your ticket(s) to win a $100 visa gift card & many other prizes, including a flat iron, a set of tumblers and pet product gift baskets. A drawing will be held every hour from 12pm to 4pm, giving you 5 chances to win! Pre-purchase tickets by clicking here. You don't have to be present to win.
 
The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will be offering micro chips during the event for $20! A micro chip highly increases the likelihood of finding a lost pet.
 
PARKING: A shuttle will be available from the Old farmers market parking area between N. CM Allen and Edward Gary. See all the available parking areas by clicking here.

PET FEST is a celebration of all pets, both large and small. Restrained animals with nice manners are always welcome. Costumes are also encouraged! Bring a pet or just come meet pets from shelters and rescues who are waiting to be adopted.

Please join us in thanking the businesses that support PALS! Download a Sponsor Form  or Download a  Booth Form so that your business can join the fun as well! To volunteer, donate or learn more, Contact Pet Fest Co-Chair Michelle McWatters.

PET FEST Dog Jog 5K & 1 Mile Fun-raiser

Distance: 5K & 1 mile all ages Fun Run & ¼ mile Kids Fun Run
Location: San Marcos City Park (behind Lions Club Tube Rental), 170 Charles Austin Drive, San Marcos, TX
Start time: 8:00 a.m for 5K, and 9:00 a.m for Fun Runs

Registration for the run on October 11, 2014 can be found here. Special discounts when you sign up by September 21!

Register for the Pet Fest 5K!