Pet Fest

This festival has something for everyone! This is our first year and we hope to make it an annual event. Bring the family or fill the car with friends and don't forget the dogs! We are excited to create an event that celebrates pets and the people who love them! Our goal is to showcase the wonderful businesses we have in our community and also bring awareness to other businesses that serve pets and pet lovers. Pet Fest strives to include vendors for all types of pets - anything from dogs & cats, to reptiles and other small caged exotics. While we would love to see them all here, for this year at least, we're limiting it to dogs. Dogs must be on a leash.

Did you know that Aug 20 is International Homeless Animals’ Day? It's a fitting day to celebrate our own pets and help those currently homeless find their forever homes!

Each vehicle will be $10, walk-ins will be $2 each. This money will go towards helping local rescues and pets in need.


We will have a variety of contests to participate in including things like musical sits (like musical chairs), best-dressed pet/parent combo, and more. Registration will be available at the stage.

For the Kids

  • Face painting and glitter tattoos by Sparkle Princess Parties
  • Backyard style games
  • Scavenger hunt

For the Dogs

  • Photo booth by Effervesce Photography
  • Beer tasting by Crafty Beasts Brewing Co.
  • Soft serve sundae bar by Top Dog
  • Lure course by DogLoversDays
  • Pools to cool down in


  • The WoofJocks Canine All Stars
  • Pet first-aid and CPR demonstration by Golden Opportunity Assistance Dogs
  • Grooming demonstration by Franklyn’s Paw Spa
  • OPP K9 Unit demonstration
  • Reptile meet & greet by Southwest Pet


  • A second-hand marketplace where you can donate new or gently used pet items and come look for items you may need for your pet
  • Raffle table and 50/50 draw hosted by the Kinsmen Club of Dorchester and Area
  • Billy from Billy’s LIFE Journey will be on site from 10-12 for a meet and greet with photos available - sponsored by the Dorchester Home Hardware
  • Custom and personalized gifts by Coaster Creations

Save time by printing and bringing the Event Waiver with you!

Get Involved

Whether you're looking to showcase your business, bring awareness to your rescue, or volunteer your time, this is a "paws"itively perfect opportunity!

Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Dorchester Pet & Country Store

Donation Sponsors


Our Vendors & Rescues

Non-Profits & Rescues

No Empty Bowls

Golden Opportunity Assistance Dogs


Happy's Place - Retirement Home for Dogs

For Pete's Sake

Ontario Reptile Rescue

Pine V Ranch & Rescue

Food Vendors

Dippin' Dots London, Ontario

BBQ hosted by the Dorchester & District Lion’s Club

Craklins Best Fish & Chips

Chic’s Pierogi

Fuji-Fried Noodles

The Sugar Puff Shoppe

Pet Services Vendors

Howlistic Canine Massage

Sears Animal Hospital

New Leaf Pet Aqua Cremation Inc.

Britt's Grooming

Franklyn’s Paw Spa

Action Packs Dog Day Camp

Paws at Home Veterinary Nursing

Static K9

Pet Product Vendors

Horizon Pet Nutrition

The Bark

519 Pets

Top Dog

HeyPup Bowtique

Rosie & Co.

Purple Lips Bakery

Dorchester Pet Care & Supply


Raw for Pets


Crafty Beasts Brewing Co.



Thunder Paw Designs

K9 Customs

Mia's Paws

Law Good Doggie

Muddy Paws Boutique


Non-Pet Vendors

Twisted Burlap

Glass Animal Creations

Hanging with My Gnomey's

Sparkle Princess Parties

Effervesce Photography

Designs by Jenny

Calico's Cookie Creations

2 Dogs Candle Company

The Crochet Cottage

Coaster Creations

Direct Sales Vendors

She's Got Leggz



Color Street

Mary Kay