Don't Miss Pet-A-Palooza this Saturday!

City of Great Falls Montana




DATE:           June 11, 2014

CONTACT:    Jennifer Reichelt, Deputy City Manager – 455-8417



GREAT FALLS, Montana – You won’t want to miss Pet-A-Palooza this Saturday, June 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oddfellows Park (located on River Drive N between Broadwater Bay & Warden Bridge). This FREE event will be fun for the entire family – including your four-legged family members! The day’s lineup includes K-9 demonstrations, children’s activities, music, education seminars, food, craft and artisan vendors as well as competitions for your pets! Both the Pet-Paw-See and Humane Society will have pets available for adoption as well.

 All pets (big and small) are welcome at Pet-A-Palooza, but remember to bring cats and dogs on leashes (or in crates). Little critters (rats, hamsters, rabbits, snakes, etc.) must be brought in their enclosed habitat.

There will be FREE pet competitions throughout the day; so all pets, regardless of size, type and talent are encouraged to participate. Categories include best dressed, talent, dunking for hot dogs, musical sit, peanut butter lick, best decorated pet habitat and a wiener race!

Wolf 104.9 and Star 101.7 will be on site during the event providing music and a live radio broadcast. Current event sponsors include F & L Pet Resort, Petco, Big R, April’s Plush Puppies, KC Kreit Photography and Roxanne Lynch/Pampered Chef.

Funds raised during Pet-A-Palooza will go towards the “Help Us Grow” project, which will help fund future expansion and improvements at the Shelter. Pet-A-Palooza is coordinated by the Shelter Sidekicks, the volunteer program at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. As a reminder, the Great Falls Animal Shelter will be closed during the event.

For more information about Pet-A-Palooza, contact Laura McElhinney, at 564-3685.