Grab the leash! Pet Fest underway in Mount Pleasant

Grab the leash! Pet Fest underway in Mount Pleasant
Pet Fest allows pet lovers to meet pets up for adoption and find goods and services for their four-legged friends. (Source: Live 5)
Pet Fest is being held Sunday in Mount Pleasant. (Source: Live 5)
Pet Fest is being held Sunday in Mount Pleasant. (Source: Live 5)

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Two-legged and four-legged friends are spending time together at Pet Fest in Mount Pleasant Sunday.

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is hosting the pet-centered festival at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The festival includes exhibits, demonstrations, experts, contests, adoptable pets and more. It is designed to give pet lovers, organizations and businesses the opportunity to showcase their causes, products and services.

Organizers encourage participants to bring their leashed pets to join in on the fun.

Rescue groups including the Charleston Animal Society are also there hoping people without pets will bring a new friend home.

Scheduled events include:

  • K9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs and Agility Course show (12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Live music by Jaykob Kendrick Band from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Lowcountry Dog Magazine's Cover Model Contest
  • Charleston Kennel Club's "Meet the Breed" Family Dog Show (1 p.m.)
  • STARR (Search, Tactics, And Rescue/Recovery) Team Demonstrations
  • Pet Contests – Best Trick, Owner Pet Look-Alike, Face Only a Mother Could Love, Musical Sit, Best Dog Costume, at 12 and 2 p.m.

Plus more to see and do at Pet Fest 2018:

  • Swift Paws Lure Chasing – let your dog race on a lure course for a $10 donation
  • Try out dock diving for a $10 donation
  • Veterinarians, trainers, groomers and pet suppliers
  • Nutrition, education and training tents
  • Rescue groups and adoption centers with adoptable animals
  • Children's activities, including jump castles
  • Food, beverages and beer for sale
  • Canine Good Citizens Test and Canine Community Test – see if your dog is ready for certification!
  • Dog washing station (with a $5 donation)

Pet Fest attendees who adopt a pet from the Charleston Animal Society at the event will receive an individual annual park pass to one of Charleston County Parks.

Admission to Pet Fest is $8. Admission is discounted to $5 per person with pet food or supply donation to the Charleston Animal Society. Kids 12 and under, Gold Pass Holders and pets are free. Dogs must remain leashed throughout the event.

Carpooling to Palmetto Islands County Park is encouraged.

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