Calgary’s first Pet-a-palooza festival a big hit!

Last weekend’s Pet-a-palooza festival in downtown Calgary was a hit! The weather was great (just a brief little storm late Saturday afternoon) and thousands (about 10,000 I’m told) turned out with their dogs to stroll down Barclay Parade in Eau Claire and take in the over 75 exhibitors   of pet-related products and services as well as numerous pet charities and rescue organizations.

Citizen Pet & Equine and Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation shared a booth. We had the opportunity to talk to many people about Kali’s Wish Cancer Foundation and help raise awareness about the best ways to prevent pet cancers. Many pet guardians shared their personal experiences about dealing with a beloved pet who has or had cancer.

The show was a lot of fun and it was great seeing so many different people and their pets. It was obvious how much these dogs of all different shapes, sizes and temperaments are loved and cared for by their guardians. Here are just a few of the dogs who stopped by our booth to say hi: