Pittsburgh pooches to yap happily this weekend

September 30, 2013 by  

The Coalition to Adapt, Rehome and Match Abandoned Animals (CARMAA) is hosting Dogtoberfest in Pittsburgh this October. It is a major fundraiser for the organization.

There will be plenty of fun activities to take part in during the day for both guests and their dogs. The Pooch Pride Costume Parade will award $500 in prizes for a $5 registration fee. There will also be treats, homemade dog food, games, live music, and DJs. Guests can find answers to all of their canine questions by asking an expert, watch training demonstrations, and shop for pet-related merchandise.

In addition, 100 shelters from Western Pennsylvania will be providing information about their organizations and many of the dogs from those shelters will be available for adoption at the event.

Sponsorships are available from $100 to $5,000. All sponsors will be recognized on event banners and will receive vendor booth space. For those who just wish to be vendors, there is a fee of $50 for a 10’x10’ booth.

Pittsburgh banner printing companies will likely be providing the items that will be hung at various places at the event. The shelters appearing at Dogtoberfest will also probably investing in products such as brochures and booklets to educate the public about their organizations.

Dogtoberfest is being held at the Southside Works on October 5 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, and there is no admission fee to attend. To learn more about the festival and the day’s events, call CARMAA at 412-780-4983.