Join the Beloved Organization’s Fun-filled Festival and Fundraiser Featuring Adoptable Pets, Doggy Sports, a PAWrade Costume Contest, Food Trucks, Beer Garden, Pet-Friendly Vendors and Much More
Following their biggest fundraising year to date raising over $2 million to support the dogs and cats of Central Florida, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando invites all pet lovers to join together at Orlando’s largest pet festival and parade “Paws in the Park” returning to beautiful Lake Eola Park on Saturday, February 8 from 10am-4pm. Paws in the Park supports the mission of Pet Alliance, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency, to educate, shelter, place and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care, and the hugely popular event provides aid for the more than 6,000 homeless pets who will be cared for at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s shelters and clinics this year.
Kicking off at 10am is the pet parade around Lake Eola, followed by this year’s new PAWrade costume contest with celebrity judges and cash prizes (Themes: Superheroes, Favorite Food, Binge-Worthy TV Shows). Participants and their furry family members can register and fundraise online and invite their friends and family to join them for the special walk, costume contest and festivities. Then, all attendees and their fur pals will enjoy a full day of both “human” and “canine” activities, food and fun, including the famous dock diving for dogs and lure courses, beer garden, a variety food trucks and shopping, pet products and more, plus plenty of pet adoption opportunities. Pet Alliance’s mobile vet unit will also be on site and providing free vaccines.
“Pet Alliance is thrilled to have adopted out 6,601 dogs and cats, rescued 1,453 pets from shelters that would have euthanized them and fostered 1,749 puppies and kittens last year,” says Special Events Manager Caryn Freas. “We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support, and we are excited to see our animal loving community back out at Lake Eola Park for Paws in the Park and to kickstart what we hope is another phenomenal year of fundraising for our much-loved and deserving furry friends.”
About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando was founded in 1937 as the Orlando Humane Society. Since then, the organization has worked hard to provide positive and safe outcomes for pets. Today, Pet Alliance has a dedicated focus on the welfare and well-being of dogs and cats in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties. As the “go to” experts in Greater Orlando, they do good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Their goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. Nearly 7,000 surrendered pets and homeless animals turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion and hope through their shelters each year. Pet Alliance provides food, medical care and shelter for dogs and cats until they find their new homes. In addition to providing housing and care, Pet Alliance works to develop progressive and innovative programs that help keep pets and people together. Pet Alliance also provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and animal wellness through their public veterinary clinics. Their shelter programs are supported entirely by donations from the community they serve. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando has two pet adoption centers (Orlando and Sanford) and three veterinary clinics (Orlando, Sanford and Alafaya). For more information, visit https://petallianceorlando.org/.