2018 Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest is April 28 -- FREE fun for the whole family!

No matter how you define fun, the 2018 Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burlington County Animal Shelter will have something to amuse, entertain and delight you and your family.

The event is presented by the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter; the premier sponsor is the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital.

Admission to the event is free for everyone. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are also welcome to attend.

Here are just some of the activities:

  • a chance to meet and take a photo with Aladdin, the 2017 Therapy Dog of the Year
  • the hugely popular Kiss-A-Bull kissing booth
  • pet and family portraits
  • Big Dog and same-day 50-50 drawings -- the winner of the Big Dog drawing will take home at least $2, 000!
  • a Kids Zone for children featuring a moon bounce, temporary tattoos and bubbles, as well as beanbag toss, ring toss and basketball hoop shot games with prizes
  • a petting zoo at the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital booth
  • mouth-water food vendors, including barbeque, ice cream, smoothies, veggie burgers, water ice, pretzels, hot dogs and french fries
  • dance contests for kids with celebrity judges Martha Esposito and Joe Mason, of the Burlington County Times
  • live music by Rob McMahon
  • vendors with a variety of merchandise
  • dog and cat toy, and dog coat sales
  • bake sale
  • dog wash
  • Burlington County Animal Alumni station with special gifts and photos for adopters and their pets
  • free dog sitting while you visit the shelter

“We’re thrilled to have Aladdin attending our event,” said Jamie DePolo, Friends of BCAS president. “He is such a testament to the love that comes from adopting an animal.”

“To celebrate the sixth year of the festival, approved adopters can take home any animal the day of Pet Fest for free. After that adoption fees will be only $6 for any pet for applications submitted April 28-May 6, 2018 – a big savings,” she continued.

The PennVet Animal Bloodmobile also will be on site, collecting blood donations from dogs that have been preregistered to donate. To find out if your dog is eligible to donate or to make an appointment, email HeroDogsK9BloodDrive@yahoo.com.

The Burlington County Animal Shelter is located in the County Facilities Complex, 35 Academy Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060.

Other event sponsors include the Peter & Audrey Denton Foundation; GGC Healthy Paws; Gayle Skorny Hobson, Ameriprise Financial Advisor; Holman Automotive Group; Inc.; Miller Ford/Lincoln/Subaru; The Robin's Nest Restaurant; Cornerstone Foot and Ankle; Artistic Materials, Inc.; Republic Bank; Innovative Software Solutions, Inc.; Saratoga Benefit Services; Redfin; GCF Organizing; Pet Valu Burlington; Country Haven Kennels & Dog Park; and Mr. Bob’s Portable Toilets.