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Event Information & Schedule


  This annual event is fun for the whole family – with activities for adults, kids, and pets! It's the only day of the year that you can bring your pet down to beautiful William Hawrelak Park. Join us for a day of fun, all while helping homeless and abused companion animals at the Edmonton Humane Society!

Visit our FAQ for important information on Pets in the Park.

Proceeds from ALL activities support the animals at the Edmonton Humane Society. 

Event Information 

 

 

What is there to see and do at Pets in the Park?
We have a ton of fun for the whole family! 
 
Consider registering for the Petplan Pet insurance 2.5 km walk or the 5 km fun run! Click here to register now! Collecting pledges and participating in the walk or run is great way to support the thousands of animals cared for by the Edmonton Humane Society each year.

Collecting pledges helps the Edmonton Humane Society continue to care for the animals in our community AND earns you fantastic prizes.
  • 1st place individual pledge earner  - $500
  • 1st place corporate pledge earner - $500
  • 2nd place pledge earner - $300
  • Raise $500 and you earn a zippered hoodie
  • Raise $400 and you earn a folding chair or blanket
  • Raise $300 and you earn a water bottle or tumbler
  • Raise $200 and you earn a visor, sunglasses
  • Raise $100 and you earn a 4GB flash drive or lanyard 
 

Jann Arden is a celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author. EHS is thrilled to invite Jann as the 2016 Pets in the Park Grand Marshal. 

The whole family can join in the fun and activity in the Humane Education tent, sponsored by Tail Blazers. Kids will especially enjoy the games, crafts, contests and face-painting!

Learn more about pet behavior and training with EHS' Behavior and Training departments sponsored by Royal Canin.

Test your dog's skills in the Petland Canada Canine Carnival. Try out games like Tennis Ball Turmoil, Bobbing for Dogs, Musical Mutts or Hunting Hounds. Games are $2 each or 3 games for $5.

Fetch got you thirsty? Keep your cool with fresh and free water courtesy of EPCOR — the proud water provider for the City of Edmonton and this year's Pets in the Park! 

   

 

Learn about the EHS, PALS (Prevent Another Litter Subsidy) Program and Foster Care Program sponsored by Big Top Tent Rentals

Cheer on the Edmonton Humane Society's Shelter Stars during their exciting performances in the agility arena, sponsored by Pet-Tek Distribution. Let your dog test her paws on the agility equipment during public participation for just $5. 

See if your dog's smelling skills are up to par — check out a scent detection demonstration from The Dog Training Company, and pay to play to test out your dog's sniffer!

 
Experience the high flyin' fun of the Alberta Red Neck Furry Fliers and Prairie Pirates disc dog demonstrations sponsored by Paradise Pet Centre. See if your dog has what it takes to become a disc dog during public participation. Ten bucks gets you two rounds of toss and fetch and one r ound of time trial!

Meet and greet some Edmonton Humane Society animals in the Shelter Animal Showcase at the EHS Animal Rescue & Response vehicles. Get to know the Edmonton Humane Society's Animal Protection Department staff, and learn more about the shelter in the Edmonton Humane Society tent.

 

Shop till you drop in Bingo's Pet Shop, Sponsor's Row and the Exhibitor Showcase. And you can't miss the MASSIVE Silent Auction with amazing items up for bid!

The Pet and People First Aid station sponsored by Guardian Veterinary Centre will be on standby during our Pets in the Park adventures, ensuring all festival goers stay safe. 

Visit the Mojo photo booth and remember Pets in the Park forever with a $5 photo, or create a pet ID kit at the Chewed Slippers Photography booth.

 




After all of that activity, you'll need some food and refreshments. Try a tasty treat at one of our yummy food vendors, Molly's Eats, Royal Treats, or Hot Dog'n. You can even cool off with a beer in the Yukon Brewery Beer tent. All vendors from our Food Sponsor areas support the Edmonton Humane Society by generously donating a portion of their proceeds. 

Learn more about the Edmonton Humane Society's programs and services including Animal Protection, Bingo's Pet Shop, Prevent Another Litter Subsidy (PALS) Program, Foster Care Program and much much more! 

For more information, please call (780) 491-3519.

   

 

 


Event Schedule

An updated schedule will be posted closer to the event date.

 Time

Event / Activity

Location

 All Day
Sponsors’ Row & Exhibitors’ Showcase Sponsors’ Row / Exhibitor Tent
 All Day 50/50 Ticket Sales (until 3 pm) $2 each - 3,000 tickets printed Event Site
 All Day Silent Auction (closing times vary, 3:30 & 3:45 PM) Exhibitor Tent
 All Day

Fetch got you thirsty? Keep your cool with fresh and free water courtesy of EPCOR. 

Hydration Station

 All Day Pictures with your pets & face-painting in the Education Tent sponsored by Tail Blazers.  EHS Humane Education
 All Day Alberta Redneck Furry Fliers and Prairie Pirates Disc Dog-a-thon Public Pay to Play, sponsored by Paradise Pet Centre Arena 3 
 All Day Canine Carnival Games - $2 each or 3 for $5 sponsored by Petland Canada
Arena 4 
 All Day Photo Booth courtesy of Mojo Photo Booth Photo Booth
 All Day  Professional Pet Photos and Pet ID Kit by Chewed Slippers Photography  Chewed Slippers Photography Booth (Sponsor's Row)
 All Day Meet EHS animals - onsite adoptions available - prices vary EHS Animal Rescue & Response Vehicle
 All Day Meet EHS behavior and training experts sponsored by Royal Canin Canada EHS Behavior Tent - Arena 1
 All Day Learn about the PALS (Prevent Another Litter Subsidy) Program and Foster Care Program sponsored by Big Top Tent Rentals PALS Program Tent (Sponsor's Row)
 All Day Pet and People First Aid sponsored by Guardian Veterinary Centre Guardian Veterinary Centre Tent
 9 AM, 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM  Public Pay to Play Scent Detection with The Dog Training Company  Arena 2
 9:45 AM Warm up for the 5 Km Fun Run by World Health
Gantry / Main Stage
 10 AM 5 KM FUN RUN 
Gantry / Main Stage
 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM Agility Demonstration by EHS Shelter Stars sponsored by Pet-Tek Distribution  Arena 1
 10:45 AM, 12:45 PM and 2:45 PM

Public Pay to Play Agility with EHS Shelter Stars sponsored by Pet-Tek Distribution

Arena 1
 11 AM PETPLAN PET INSURANCE 2.5 KM PLEDGE WALK Gantry / Main Stage
 11 AM and 2 PM  Scent Detection Demonstration by The Dog Training Company  Arena 2
 12 PM and 2 PM  Disc Dog Demonstration by Alberta Redneck Furry Fliers and Prairie Pirates sponsored by Paradise Pet Centre  Arena 3
 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3 PM  Flyball Demonstration by Alberta Redneck Furry Fliers and Prairie Pirates sponsored by Paradise Pet Centre Arena 3
 12 PM - 4:15 PM PAWLA-PALOOZA Arena 5
 1:00 PM Top Teams & Top Pledge Earner Awards Gantry / Main Stage
3:30 and 3:45 PM Silent Auction Closing Times Exhibitor Tent
 4:15 PM 24th Annual Pets in the Park closes Main Stage