The only thing better than a dog-friendly patio might be an entire festival dedicated to your pooch. The good news? Pet-A-Palooza is exactly that; a massive, treat-filled festival complete with puppy yoga, dog races, and even a dog-friendly pool party. Oh, and did we mention it’s free to attend?! Let’s get into it.

Pet-A-Palooza is a member-funded society that organizes pop-up dog festivals across North America. The cause? Fundraising for holistic dog care and aiding the rescue of dogs across local shelters.


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Plus, there will be dog floaties, a DJ, and yummy pup-friendly pancakes to enjoy. And if you’re looking for some cool spots for a photo-op, they’ve got art installations just for that!

Four hourly races open to bulldogs, wiener dogs, and corgis will be open as well and are completely free to join. The winning pup will walk away with major bragging rights and the coveted Championship Belt.

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And even if you don’t yet have a dog of your own to bring to the fest, you might just fall in love with the adoptable puppies at puppy yoga (registration required).

Pet-A-Palooza’s Day of the Dog will take over part of Yaletown on Sunday, August 28th from 11 am to 4 pm. There’s plenty of fun all day long for all canines (and their human companions) to enjoy – so check it out & let us know if you and your pooch meet any new pals!

And that’s all for now, folks! We’ll check back in soon.

Pet-A-Palooza – Vancouver

When: Sunday, August 28th
Where: 1100 Mainland Street
Cost: Free!