Don’t miss the 12th annual Pet Fest!

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 will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 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, concerts, and now, PET FEST!


Admission is free but we strongly urge participants to bring a bag of new pet food to help us feed homeless animals. Please drop food at the front entrance to the Adams Center. All donations will be distributed to the shelters at the end of the event.

Don’t miss the Mutt Run and Wiener Dog Dash!

Mutts and Wieners will compete in the tournament style event on a short course at the Adams Center in the Main Arena. Depending on the number of entrants, the top finishers of each heat will compete against each other for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in their category. It’s fun, competitive racing like you’ve never seen before!

Dozens of tiny wiener dogs and mutts racing for prizes and glory to round off the end of Pet Fest!  If you’ve never attended the Wiener Dog Dash, get ready to have your heart melt from the sheer cuteness of it all!

Our Mission

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.

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 19, 2017 from 10am – 3pm

The Adams Center, located at the University of Montana

Click HERE for an ONLINE registration for exhibitors, shelters and sponsors.