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Pet Palooza Festival/Walk For The Animals

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

On Saturday, April 21 the Humane Society will hold our annual Pet Palooza Festival & Walk for the Animals event at Independence Park. We look forward to once again hosting thousands of Charlotte’s pet lovers for a day of fur-raising fun!

The event will include a vendor fair, adoption area, music, a picnic pavilion, food & beer trucks and many fun activities for people and pets alike. There’s something for everyone!

Please check back for updates and more details as the event approaches…

 Interested in being a sponsor or vendor? CLICK HERE for information.


Pet Palooza 2017 Results!

The Humane Society of Charlotte held its annual Pet Palooza Walk for the Animals event at Independence Park on Saturday, April 22, 2017…and the day was doggone terrific. We are so happy to report that we raised 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

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.


Thank You To Our 2017 Sponsors

Alpha Dog Presenting Sponsors: Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Petco Foundation, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Fat Cat Sponsors: National Gypsum, Boingo Graphics

Walk Sponsor: Niki’s International Ltd, Red Ventures

Proud Pup Sponsor: Animal Medical Hospital, Pet Paradise Resort, Williams Subaru, Zuke’s, Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency

Media sponsors: WCCB Charlotte, iHeart Media Charlotte, Creative Loafing

Event Area Sponsors: Banfield Pet Hospital, My Home Carolinas, The Barker Lounge, Pressly Animal Hospital, Armstrong Animal Clinic, Pet People, Carolina Digestive Health Associates, Bath Planet of Charlotte, Zio Restaurant, Servpro