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Fourth Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest
February 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The community is invited to dust off their boots and put on their best cowboy hat for a rootin’ tootin’ good time at the Fourth Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest on Sunday, Feb. 25, at The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park). Coinciding with National Love Your Pet Day, Fur the Love Pet Fest is a celebration of Fort Lauderdale’s furry companions and a day of four-legged fun.
Fur The Love Pet Fest is once again hosted by the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the award-winning Instagram @TourwithTeddy and blog “Living A Fairytail.” Proceeds from the event will benefit upcoming pet-friendly experiences at The LOOP in 2024, including the popular free Dog Days of Summer Movie Series, HOWLoween Pawty and WONDERLAND’s Happy HOWL-iday events.
Event organizers are wrangling up a rodeo extravaganza that’ll have tails wagging and spurs jingling ‘til the cows come home, complete with a rodeo round-up food court, local people and pets’ vendors, games and contests, Instagramable moments and surprises at every turn. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme.
All-day experiences include:
Ranch Roam Photo Zones: Strike gold and create Instagram magic at the various Ranch Roam photo zones. Groups can capture the spirit of the Wild West with themed backdrops and props to take home picture-perfect memories.
Teddy’s Rodeo Round Up Food Court: Indulge in a roundup of classic cowboy bites and refreshing sips, including made-to-order BurgerFi burgers, protein-packed waffle breakfast sandwiches, mouthwatering BBQ, Tex-Mex tacos and more.
K954 Dog Training Trailblazers Trail Run: Unleash some energy as pets conquer treadmills and agility courses, merging fitness with fun for a tail-wagging good time.
The Pretty Nomad Well-Brimmed Hat Bar: Craft a frontier style and design a personalized cowboy hat, choosing from an array of styles and accessories.
The Rounds 360° Rodeo Ring: Lasso up cowboy memories with furry friends in every spin at the 360° photo booth.
Sheriff’s Sniff-Out Scavenger Hunt: Furry deputies and their companions follow pawprints around the Mercantile to win prizes from select vendors.
Vetfield Animal Hospital Watering Hole: Saddle up to the pet hydration post, where furry amigos will find cool refreshments and generous giveaways to take on their frontier journey.
W Fort Lauderdale Quick Draw Portrait Parlor: Enjoy complimentary* caricatures capturing pets’ unique charm with a touch of Wild West flair. *On a first come, first served basis.
Activities and entertainment:
12–3 p.m.: Tim Charron Band
12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Yum Pup Chow-Down Contest
1 p.m.: Line Dancing Lessons
A people and pets marketplace will feature dozens of new and returning vendors, ranging from pet services to a plethora of pet and people clothing, food and accessories. Confirmed vendors to date include: Bonafide Therapy Dogs, Bulltug Company, Catskills Clothing Company, Dasenia Creations, Dog Training Elite, Dog Drop, Dogtopia of Fort Lauderdale, EloPetz, Fetch Pet Care Fort Lauderdale, Happy Dingos, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental, Hola From Lola, Icy Woof Pet Accessories, Jaffee Pops, K9 Resorts Pompano Beach, Kay’s Kollars & Bella Greens Dog Treats, Little Giants & Co., Moon Dog Barkery, Optimally Balanced, Patty’s Pet Foods, Paw Patrol Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Paws Around the World, Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Pup & Away, Ruff House, Salon Bark, Snacks Homemade Treats, The Duty Mitt, The Pretty Nomad, Urbana Pet, Wag Around Town, Woof & Wag, Woofin-Good and Yum Pup.
Fur The Love Pet Fest was voted the “best event” in Fort Lauderdale Magazine’s “The Best of Fort Lauderdale 2023” readers’ poll.
Presented by the Fort Lauderdale Beach BID, Fur The Love Pet Fest is generously sponsored by K954 Dog Training, Pet Junction Magazine, The Rounds, Vetfield Animal Hospital, W Fort Lauderdale and Yum Pup.
For more information or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, please visit www.ftlpetfest.com.