Doggie Street Festival is a free public event to celebrate our furry companions and raise awareness about pet homelessness. At last year’s event in San Diego, 130 homeless pets were adopted into new loving families! Whether you are a veteran pet lover or are looking for your new best friend, Doggie Street Festival is fun a event for all.
In addition to area shelters, there are many vendors offering valuable information on pet care and feeding. Find expert advice, samples of pet products, and enter to win many prizes. Visit the auction area to bid on donated prizes of everything from art to gift baskets to event tickets, with 100% of the proceeds going to help homeless animals. While you are learning about our furry friends, you’ll enjoy music, good eats, speakers, and much more!
Founder of the festival, independent filmmaker Judy Pauline Artenstein says, “Many of these animals would have made a wonderful companion if given a chance. Unless we know the facts about responsible pet guardianship, we are virtually helpless to do anything about the problem of pet homelessness.” The main mission of the festival remains to raise awareness and provide a free and fun venue to increase public knowledge.
If you would like to get involved, there are many ways to help. Apply for membership to the festival for volunteer opportunities are more. Donate a prize to the auctions. Sign up with your business as a sponsor for a chance to get your company recognized and your brand exposed at the festival as a “city sponsor”. You can also donate to “Rescue Me,” a documentary Artenstein is filming to tell the story of our nation’s unbelievable homeless animal tragedy.
Join in the fun on festival day and help this great cause! In 2012, Doggie Street Festival will be expanding to two great locations. Sunday, June 10th at San Diego’s Ocean Beach, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 24th at Los Angeles’ Westfield Century City from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is free and open to the public.
Visit doggiestreetfestival.org for more information and directions to the fun!