The 9th annual Pet Fest educates and entertains the public about the wonderful world of pets. It’s a day filled with family oriented events featuring entertainment, contests, special attractions and pet adoptions. Pet Fest is also an outstanding shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and families. There are many pet adoption agencies participating with on-site adoptable animals so bring the family and meet your new best friend!
Pet Fest is held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10am until 3pm at the University of Montana Adams Center. Poised at the base of Mount Sentinel on the beautiful University of Montana campus, the Adams Center is a proud Missoula icon, providing diverse entertainment in the mountains of Western Montana since the 1950s. The Adams Center is a hub for entertainment in Western Montana, from Grizzly Athletics and University of Montana events to meetings, conferences, trade shows, live theater and concerts. This indoor venue has the largest indoor seating capacity in western Montana accommodating an audience of around 5,500 for traditional concert seating
Admission is free but we strongly urge participants to bring a bag of new pet food to help us feed homeless animals.
Pet Fest is proud to feature Davis’ Muttley Crew at 11:00!
Bert Davis, often dubbed the “Clown with all the Dogs” reached the third round in the TV show: America’s Got Talent (2010); they were the only animal act to make it to Las Vegas. Known as the “Muttley Crew” this act features 10 rescue dogs, adopted by Bert and his wife, Frannie, all of whom are superbly trained tricksters. His great dogs were recognized by National Geographic in 2002 in a television documentary titled: “Dogs with Jobs”, and Bert has appeared in numerous PBR telecasts and the CMT documentary: “Stomped and Gored”, plus a variety of other television features.
Missoula’s Mayor, John Engen, will once again be on hand for the festivities. The Mayor has been a great supporter of adoption calling the excitement the Wiener Dog Dash. Last year, Mayor Engen, reminded competitors and onlookers that all of his own pets are adopted, including Moose, a Siamese cross cat the Engens adopted at Pet Fest 2010. They also have Odie, a Labradoodle, and Artie the greyhound, both of which were way too big for the races for dogs described by the mayor as “tiny, powerful canines.”
Pet Fest promotes responsible pet ownership with education through entertainment. Animal shelters are faced with an incredible burden of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for. Having your pet neutered ensures that you will not be adding to the problem. Adopting from shelters and rescues provides loving homes instead of sitting in a cage waiting for a home or being humanely euthanized.
You can bring your pets!
Your pets may attend Pet Fest with a responsible guardian. All pets must be leashed or contained, current on vaccinations, not in heat, and you must be prepared to pick up your pet’s mess. Pet Fest promotes having your pets spayed or neutered.
Register Your Dog for a Contest
Don’t wait in long lines to register for contests at Pet Fest! You can download and print your registration form. You must have one registration form completed for each contest and each pet so print as many as you need. See below for more information.
Find a New Furry Friend!
Visit with pet rescue organizations and local shelters from Western Montana. Support their fund-raising efforts by buying some of their fun and unique pet items. You’ll discover education on behavior issues, choosing the right pet and more. Bring the whole family and find a new forever friend from the pets for adoption right at Pet Fest!
Day and Time
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10am-3pm
The Adams Center, located at the University of Montana
Register Your Dog for a Contest
Don’t wait in long lines to register for contests at Pet Fest! You can download and print your registration form. You must have one registration form completed for each contest and each pet so print as many as you need. Fill out each form completely and be sure to sign (must be signed by an adult over 18 years of age). Bring your completed form to Pet Fest and turn registrations in at the Information tent, next to the stage area, at least 30 minutes prior to each contest. Some contests may have limited participants so entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis.