Proudly hosted by Best Friends Furever Dedicated to helping homeless animals find their furever homes and promoting responsible pet ownership.
Petapalooza Adoption Festival

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015 from 11AM-3PM (Rain or Shine)

PA United Church Center  900 South Arlington Avenue, Harrisburg pa 17109 Get Directions

About petapalooza adoption festival

This free event will feature some of the lovable, adoptable homeless animals in the Central PA area from local shelters & animal rescues. Please come out to support all of us & help us find forever homes for our homeless pets! Bring the family (including your friendly, vaccinated pet!) & enjoy a day of festivities, pets, contests, music, raffles, & auctions! Interested in helping out? - check out our volunteer opportunities .

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Presenting Sponsor for 2014

Presented by the PETCO Foundation

The voice for companion animals across the country since 1999.

Please show your support for this wonderful organization.
We are grateful and honored to have them as a sponsor.

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Petapalooza Master of Ceremonies:

DJ Tommy T

DJ Tommy T

Live Entertainment

Linda and Bobby


Professor Phun



BFF is looking for performers at Petapalooza. If you are interested, please contact




Local Shelters

Best Friends Furever is proud to present the following Rescue, Shelter and Animal Welfare Groups that will be attending the Petapalooza Adoption Festival. Come out and meet some of their adoptable pets and learn how you can help them in their mission. Email our Shelter & Rescue Groups Committee at or check out the 2014 Invitation for information on how your organization can participate.

If you are considering adopting your next pet, check out this "What to Expect..." page for some great and helpful information.

Please Note: Same day adoptions will not be occurring at the Petapalooza event. Each animal welfare organization will have their own policies regarding animal adoptions and pricing. Please be sure to ask any questions you may have to ensure you are choosing the right pet for you and your family.


Best Friends Furever is pleased to have the following vendors attending the Petapalooza Adoption Festival - come out and see what they have to offer!

Angel Pets


Big Bright Bounces

Who doesn't want to kick off their shoes off and have some fun??


Body Bliss

Hot/Code herbal compresses for body & soul.  Hot/Cold Herbal wraps for pets and their owners.


Carl Photography


Cavanaugh's Collars

Collars, leashes, harnesses, bandannas, cat toys, cuddle mats, pet themed coin purses, handbags, wristlets, key fobs 


The Chicken Truck

Serving fresh made fried chicken and fresh cut fries.


Clever Container - Beth Ravegum


The Family Wellness Center

Chiropractic Screenings, Posture Checks, Chair Massage, Food Supplements


HACC Massage Therapy Program

Offering chair massages


Hefty Hounds

Clothing Line for Big Dogs


Mary Kay

Bonnie Beasley Independent Beauty Consultant







Rachel Victoria Digital Art

Colorful, abstract digital art of animals such as prints, jewelry, coasters, magnets, etc. 


Smoothie King

All Natural Fruit Smoothies


Soul Burrito

Burritos, Tacos, Nacho Chips


South Hill Designs - Susan Marra

Jewelry - lockets and charms


St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church

Hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, chips, soda & bake sale


Terry Rowe Pet Portraiture


Thirty-One Gifts - Karen Dietrich


Vaccination & Microchip Clinic

Sponsored by Animal House Rescue & Dr. Diane's Mobile Veterinary Clinic.


Wag Your Tail

Casual Apparel - Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Hats, Dog Bowls


Whiff & Wag -- Scentsy


Email us for information on how your business can become a vendor, or get an application: Food Vendors or Product/Service Vendors

Schedule Pawprint

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11:00 AM

Adoptions start NOW!

11:15 AM

Acoustic Tunes by “Linda & Bobby”

11:30 AM

Pet Contests

12:00 PM

Grooming Advice

12:15 PM

Best Pet Trick

12:30 PM

Professor Phun’s Lab Live

1:00 PM

Parade of Pooches

Check out the most available dogs from the participating rescues.

1:30 PM

K-9 Demonstration

2:15 PM

Pet Contests

2:30 PM

Raffle Winners!

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers for making the Petapalooza Adoption Festival a success - and to all of the participants of this years event: THANK YOU and we hope to see you next year.


PET contests throughout the day

11:30 -- Tallest, Smallest, Longest Ears & Longest Tail


12:15 -- Best Pet Trick


2:15 -- Ball Lottery, Musical Hoops & Command Performance




Tickets available all day...drawing at 2:30 pm

BFF Raffle

Come and buy a chance to win some great items. Proceeds benefit Best Friends Furever and the Petapalooza Adoption Festival


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We also would like to THANK
the following supporting sponsors:


Donations Pawprint

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Help us put the
"fur" in forever

We need your help for our Petapalooza Adoption Festival. We are currently conducting fundraiser's to fund our festival. But, we still need your donations to help achieve our goals. Your donation (cash or an in-kind of goods or services) will help to offset some of the expenses.

If you would be interested in becoming a sponsor for a fundraiser or the Petapalooza Adoption Festival, please contact our Fundraising Committee Coordinator at

If you are willing to make an in-kind donation for any advertising, printed or collateral materials, please contact our Media/PR Committee Coordinator at

Remember: we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - donations are tax exempt!

Thank you!

Lend a paw today & Help Us

All donations are given to Best Friends Furever, Inc, the host of the Petapalooza Adoption Festival.

Checks Can Be Mailed to:

Best Friends Furever Inc.
PO Box 126153
Harrisburg PA 17112

(If you require a receipt, please include a note and how you would like us to send it to you.)

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We are currently seeking volunteers for our Petapalooza Adoption Festival and for various committees supporting this event. If you are interested in helping or donating items please use the form below to contact us.


Mailing Address

Best Friends Furever Inc.
PO Box 126153
Harrisburg PA 17112

Committee email addresses:



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