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  • Palmetto Islands County Park 444 Needlerush Parkway Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464 United States (map)

Our pets love us unconditionally - so why not give back to your best friends by bringing them out to experience a day of fun, frolic and exploration? Pets and their owners are invited to join us for a full weekend of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival! Pet Fest provides an opportunity for local pet-related organizations and businesses to showcase their causes, products and services in a fun, animal-friendly environment. Leashed pets are welcome with their owners! Or, come to the festival in search of your new best friend from Charleston Animal Society and other area rescue groups, who will have adoptable animals on site.

• Dates & Times: March 18 & 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• Admission: $8 per person. Children 12 and under, Gold Pass Members, and leashed pets are free.
• Admission discounted to $5 per person with pet food or pet supply item donation.
• Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is limited.
• ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited.


Pet Fest Highlights
• Swift Paws Lure Chasing - let your dog race for a $10 donation
• Veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and pet suppliers
• Nutrition, education, and training tents
• Dog washing station - Get your pup clean for a $5 donation
• Rescue groups and centers with adoptable animals
• Children's activities and jump castles
• Food, beverages, and beer for sale
• Live music from 2-4 p.m. each day! Dave Landeo (Saturday) and Return of the Mac (Sunday)

Event & Activities Schedule
• K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs & Agility Course show (11, 1 & 3 p.m. daily). Test your pup's Frisbee or agility skills for a $10 donation!
• Pet Contests: Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume (times will be posted on site)
• Canine Good Citizens Test & the Canine Good Community Test: see if your dog is ready for certification! (Saturday only)
• Charleston Kennel Club’s “Meet the Breed” Family Dog Show (Sunday, 12:30 p.m.)
• STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team Demonstrations

Earlier Event: March 17
Pet Helpers Oyster Roast
Later Event: April 29