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Pet Palooza Festival/Walk For The Animals

Pet Palooza 2018 Save the Date
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pet Palooza 2017 Results!

On Saturday, April 22, the HSC held its annual Pet Palooza Walk for the Animals event at Independence Park…and the day was doggone terrific. We are so happy to report that our preliminary figures show that we grossed more than $148,000!

Nearly 700 people registered for the 2K Walk for the Animals, and raised $65,000!

We would like to thank our top fundraisers:

Top Corporate Team:  Bankers Depawsits

Top Community Team:  The Chungs

Top Individual:  Joan Lashkari

Top Vendor:  Dogtopia

And of course, thanks to all of you who registered and raised funds to help animals and their people in the Charlotte region.

The festival featured a vendor fair, pet contests, an agility ring, a beer garden and live music. The event was a great success, attracting approximately 4,000 attendees.  Thank you to our brewery partners who kept us hydrated throughout the day:   Benford Brewing (our premier brewer), Sugar Creek Brewing, Legion Brewing and Lonerider Brewing.

This event would not have been possible without the support of all our community, and we have lots of people to thank, especially our sponsors.

A BIG shout out to our media sponsors:

WCCB Charlotte and our event hosts Jon Wilson and Derek James

Anthony Testa and his team at iHeart Media Charlotte

Creative Loafing


Thank You To All Of Our Sponsors!


Alpha Dog Presenting Sponsors


 Fat Cat Sponsors

Walk Sponsors


Proud Pup Sponsors


  Media Sponsors



Area Event Sponsors


Level One Vendors