What's at PetFest?

If you haven't attended a PetFest before or just want to see what's new, here's the scoop.

When you arrive at the park, head for the Silent Auction Tent to get your program and free Door Prize ticket. Tickets go to every human in your party. Sorry not pets. If you are a FOTS member you've already been assigned a number. Attending gets you another ticket.

Take a look through the program for the advertisers. Some have coupons. You'll also find the times for the activities, contests and drawings in the Silent Auction Tent.

Then feel free to walk around the park

Booths will be lined up on both sides of the promenade. There will be:

Local Rescues and County Shelters with adoptable pets.

Sometimes we even have a Pet Psychic.

Vendors with all types of products: Businesses such as Doggie Paddles, Faithful Friends, Feeders Supply, Fetch PetCare, Hebron Chiropractic, Hebron Veterinary, Joseph Subaru, Linneman Pet Services, Wattycat Designs, just to name a few of past vendors.

We have a food court with refreshments - hot dogs, chips, pizza, bakery, drinks.

All proceeds go to FOTS

At the far end, near the restrooms, contests will be held for your dogs, sponsored by Dog Abilities.

Check the program for times

Then back to the Silent Auction tent. Companies and members of Friends of the Shelter donate all types of items, not all pet related. 100% of what you spend funds our spay/neuter and other programs.

Silent Auction - You'll find gift baskets, gift cards, event tickets and certificates. Enter your bid on the sheet for the item(s) you want. Check back to see if you've been outbid. And this year we are starting a new table for your children. The "KIDS' KORNER" will have some inexpensive items ($5 to $15) that they can bid on (with your supervision).

There will be 3 "waves" ending at different times during the day. We will call or text you if you win so you don't have to be in the tent. Items not picked up at the event can be picked up at a residence in Burlington at a later date. Last year we had some items available before the event on an Online Auction. Check back here or our Facebook page to see if we're doing one this year.

Door Prize Drawing - there will be at least 2 drawings.

Ticket To Win It - Buy your tickets $5 for 10 tickets. Drop tickets in the bags for the gift cards you want to win. We usually have about 10 - 12 items.

Split the Pot - Buy a ticket to win half of the pot.

T-Shirts and Magnets - As always we will be selling our popular PetFest T-shirts and car magnets. If you would like to be sure we have your size T-shirt, drop us an email to [email protected] by April 25th and we'll reserve one for you. No payment needed in advance. They will also be available on our online shop.

POOLS - On the far side of the tent we hope to have our usual pools to keep dogs cool.