Is your new best friend waiting for you at the 2016 Pet Fiesta?
The annual event sponsored by Good Dogz Inc. will feature more than a dozen rescue groups, who will bring pets in need of homes to meet potential owners at the Fiesta this Saturday at Reston Town Center.
The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will also feature fun for the whole family. Here’s what is planned:
Live Music and a dog fashion show. See live event schedule.
Tails on Trails Dog Walk — This is a scenic walk to raise money to help homeless dogs find homes. The route will take you and your furry pal around the Reston Town Center on a walk along the W&OD trail, sidewalks & footpaths. The Dog walk begins at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Cost: $20 for one dog, $5 for additional dogs, payable online.
Pet contests — including best dressed, best trick, best howl and a Frosty Paws eating competition.
Vendors — Lots of cool pet products and services will have demonstration booths.
Photo: 2015 Pet Fiesta/Gooddogz.org via Facebook
This is the 10th annual event, and it recent years it has drawn more than 10,000 visitors. The fiesta runs from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. and admission is free. The event is organized by and some of the proceeds benefit GoodDogz.org, a nonprofit that supports rescue groups and other pet services.
Some of the highlights of the day:
The Tails on Trails Dog Walk, 10 a.m. — Take a walk with your dog for charity.
Dog House of Style Fashion Show, 12 p.m.
Pet Costume Contests — Enter your dog in the Best Dressed, Best Trick, Best Howl/Bark or Fastest Frosty Paw Treat Eating contests. They can win a doggie swag bag, and your $10 donation will help GoodDogz. 12:30 p.m. Sign up in advance here.
Kids activities such as balloon animals and face painting, all day.
File photo/2012 Pet Fiesta