March 19 & 20, 2016
Our pets love us unconditionally – so why not give back to your best friends by bringing them out to experience a day of fun, frolic and exploration? Pets and their owners are invited to join Charleston County Parks for a full weekend of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival! Pet Fest provides an opportunity for local pet-related organizations and businesses to showcase their causes, products and services in a fun, animal-friendly environment. Leashed pets are welcome with their owners! Or, come to the festival in search of your new best friend from area rescue groups, who will have adoptable animals on site.
Hours & Fees
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park
Admission: $8 per person. Children 12 and under, Gold Pass Members, and leashed pets are free.
Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is limited.
ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited.
Pet Fest Highlights
Happening each day…
Swift Paws Lure Chasing – let your dog race for a $10 donation
Veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and pet suppliers
Dog washing station – Get your pup clean for a $5 donation
Rescue groups and centers with adoptable animals
Children’s activities and jump castles
Food, beverages, and beer for sale
Event & Activities Schedule
K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs & Dock Diving (11, 1 & 3 p.m. daily). Your dog can dive for a $10 donation!
Pet Contests: Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume (times will be posted on site)
Canine Good Citizens Test & the Canine Good Community Test: see if your dog is ready for certification! (Saturday only)
Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed” Family Dog Show (Sunday, 12 p.m.)
Live music by JamiSun on Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team Demonstrations
(Photo credit: CCPR website)
-Submitted by Tidelines Editor