1st Annual Pet-A-Palooza

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There is Still Time to Order Photographs from the Event!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 1st Annual Pet-A-Palooza.  The 1st Annual Pet-A-Palooza was held Saturday, June 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Odd-Fellows Park, where everyone in attendance, human and animal alike had a great time!  If you didn't get a chance to order photographs of the event you still have time. 

Please complete the Photograph Order Form and submit to the Great Falls Animal Shelter.  If you would like to preview some of the photographs please visit KC Kreit Photography Facebook page.  Please note, KC Kreit Photography owns all rights to the photographs on that page. 

This new pet-friendly community event featured activities for the entire family. The lineup for the day included pet adoptions and education seminars, food, craft and artisan vendors, children’s activities, music, K-9 demonstrations, fun pet classes and so much more. This is an event you won’t want to miss next year!

The goal of the Pet-A-Palooza was to help local rescue animals find new forever homes, educate the community about responsible pet ownership, and just allow pet owners to come together for some fun in the sun.  Pet-A-Palooza was coordinated by the Shelter Sidekicks, the Volunteer Program at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. Funds raised during the event will go towards future expansion needs at the Shelter.

Ways to participate in Pet-A-Palooza

  • Event Sponsor (see the Sponsorship Form)
  • Vendor (see the Vendor Registration Form)
  • Food Vendor (see the Food Vendor Registration Form)
  • Animal Rescue group (see the Vendor Registration Form)
  • Event Spectator (FREE)
  • Class Participant ($4 per class/ $25 All Day) 

Class List

  1. Dress Your Best Pet
  2. Pet Talent Contest
  3. Dunking for (Hot) Dogs
  4. Musical Sit
  5. Peanut Butter Lick
  6. Best Decorated Pet Habitat
  7. Wiener Dog Race (all breeds welcome - separated by weight - hot dog costumes provided)
    Viennas (Dogs up to 12 pounds)
    Little Smokies (13-25 pounds)
    Frankfurters (26-50 pounds)
    Bratwurst (51 + pounds) 

Help us thank our sponsors and vendors by paying them a visit.  See the Sponser Page and the Vendor Page for the current list.  Thank you.

If you are interested in being a part of this event next year or have questions, please contact Laura McElhinney at 406-564-3685.