proudly hosted by Best Friends Furever

dedicated to helping homeless animals find their furever homes and promoting responsible pet ownership

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015 | 11AM-3PM

( ( ( rain or shine ) ) )



900 South Arlington Avenue, Harrisburg PA 17109    .


What is petapalooza?

The Petapalooza Pet Adoption Festival is a free event that will feature lovable, adoptable homeless animals from local shelters and animal rescues in the Central PA area.

Bring the family (including your friendly, vaccinated pet!) and enjoy a day of festivities, pets, contests, music, raffles & auctions!


Interested in helping out? Check out our volunteer opportunities.

who is coming?

Best Friends Furever is proud to present the following Rescue, Shelter and Animal Welfare Groups that will be attending Petapalooza.


Come out, meet some of their adoptable pets and learn how you can help them in their mission.


If you'd like to participate, please email our Shelter & Rescue Groups Committee at

Take your dog on the Dog Lure Course hosted by Barkby Plungers!  It's only $5 a run, and Barkby Plungers is donating 50% of the proceeds back to Petapalooza.





11:00 AM

Adoptions start NOW!

Music from Alan & Keith


11:30 AM

Best Trick Contest


12:00 PM

Music from Steve Lentz


12:30 PM

Best Costume Contest





2:45 PM

Raffle Winners Announced


3:00 PM

Closing Remarks






1:00 PM

Parade of Pooches

Music from Bill & Lee


2:00 PM

Musical Hoops Contest

Music from Clive Powers


2:45 PM

Raffle Winners Announced


3:00 PM

Closing Remarks



Cheer on rescued animals from every shelter as they strut their stuff in our second annual Parade of Pooches Dog Show!  Vote by giving your shelter of choice a cash donation.  The rescue with the most donations wins, and all the money donated goes back to the rescues!


Kessler's Picnic Pack

Chicken Soup for the Dog's Soul

Tremendous Life Books

Lucy Cares Basket

Frank Rowe and Son

Kitty Lovers

Doggie Lovers


Pizza Grille

Liberty Forge



Fi-Dough Bakery

Texas Roadhouse

Canine & Feline Groomer

White Dog Bone.Com

DK Dogs

The Pour House

Sherwin Williams


Paxtang Grill

Ice Cream Heaven and BBQ Cottage

Empire Asian Bistro

Outback Steakhouse

3B Ice Cream

Hershey Theatre Tickets

Stadium Studio Penn State Framed Art

Giuseppe Pizza Free Large Cheese

Supercuts Two Free Cuts

All That Jazz Cosmetic Bag

Hershey's Creamery Year of Ice Cream

TGIFridays Free Apps

Cosmic Comics Book Selection

Dog Stroller from Dogs Den

Hershey Dental Teeth Whitening

Free Eye Exam


gift certifcates


Oct 3 | 9am


Appalachian Harley Davidson | 6695 Carlisle Pike | Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Registration from 9 - 11am. $20 per bike, $10 per playing rider, and free for non-playing riders. Prizes & 50/50 Drawing!






Events of Animal Lovers, Shelters and Rescues

who are dedicated to helping homeless animals



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By working together,

we can end animal homelessness in Central PA!





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


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


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


Remember, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so donations are tax exempt.




Checks Can Be Mailed to:

Best Friends Furever Inc.

c/o Petapalooza

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.)

All donations are given to Best Friends Furever, Inc.,

the host of the Petapalooza Adoption Festival.


events (ours & our bffs!)

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We are currently seeking volunteers for the day of Petapalooza and for the various committees supporting the festival. If you are interested in helping out, attending the festival or donating items, please use the form to the right to contact our team.


We can't wait to hear from you!

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