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!
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 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
Dippin' Dots London, Ontario
BBQ hosted by the Dorchester & District Lion’s Club
Craklins Best Fish & Chips
The Sugar Puff Shoppe
Pet Services Vendors
Howlistic Canine Massage
Sears Animal Hospital
New Leaf Pet Aqua Cremation Inc.
Franklyn’s Paw Spa
Action Packs Dog Day Camp
Paws at Home Veterinary Nursing
Pet Product Vendors
Horizon Pet Nutrition
Rosie & Co.
Purple Lips Bakery
Dorchester Pet Care & Supply
Raw for Pets
Crafty Beasts Brewing Co.
Thunder Paw Designs
Law Good Doggie
Muddy Paws Boutique
Glass Animal Creations
Hanging with My Gnomey's
Sparkle Princess Parties
Designs by Jenny
Calico's Cookie Creations
2 Dogs Candle Company
The Crochet Cottage
Direct Sales Vendors
She's Got Leggz