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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 the fun, all while helping homeless and abused companion animals at the Edmonton Humane Society!

Visit our FAQ for important information on what you and your pet need for Pets in the Park and for information about parking and how to get there!

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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?
Lots! It's an action-packed, non-stop adventure.
Consider registering for the Petplan Pet insurance 2.5 km Walk or the Tail Blazers 5 km Fun Run! Click here to register now! Collecting pledges and participating in the walk or run is great way to have fun and 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 pledge earner  - $500
  • 2nd place pledge earner - $500
  • 3rd place pledge earner - $300
  • Raise $500 and you earn a fleece picnic blanket
  • Raise $400 and you earn a folding chair
  • Raise $300 and you earn a jacket
  • Raise $200 and you earn a t-shirt OR a hoodie OR a vest
  • Raise $100 and you earn a 4GB flash drive OR a mini rechargeable speaker


Have your pet microchipped at the EIDAP identification tent for just $40. Ensure that your pet has permanent identification and gets home safely while supporting homeless animals at the same time.

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

Learn more about pet behavior and training with the EHS Behavior and Training departments, sponsored by the City of Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre.

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

Watch the incredible skills of working dogs in the Sheep Herding demonstration, 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 his or her paws on the agility equipment during public participation for just $5.

Experience the high flyin' fun of the Alberta Red Neck Furry Fliers disc dog demonstrations, sponsored by PetSmart. See if your dog has what it takes to become a disc dog during public participation. $10 gets you two rounds of toss and fetch and one round of time trial!

Check out the Alberta Lure Coursing Association’s exciting demonstrations.  This action-packed sport showcases the grace and agility of sighthounds in pursuit.  Let your dog try it out for $10. 

Meet and greet some Edmonton Humane Society animals in the Shelter Animal Showcase at the EHS Animal Rescue & Response vehicles.  Visit with the Edmonton Humane Society Animal Protection Department, 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 hundreds of items up for bid!

The Pet and People First Aid station, sponsored by Edmonton Veterinarians’ Emergency Clinic will be standing by during our Pets in the Park adventures, ensuring that any injuries that may occur are quickly treated.

Visit the Mojo photo booth and remember Pets in the Park forever with a $5 photo.

After all of that activity, you'll need some refreshments. Visit the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton and Home2 Suites West Edmonton barbeque tent, or get a java fix with Starbucks Coffee Company. You can even cool off with a beer in the Yukon Brewery Beer Tent. All proceeds from our Food Sponsor areas support the Edmonton Humane Society. Food vendors Molly's Eats, Royal Treats and Incredible Edibles since they are donating a portion of their proceeds to the Edmonton Humane Society.

Learn more about the Edmonton Humane Society's Programs & Services including Animal Protection, Bingo's Pet Shop, Prevent Another Litter Subsidy Program, Foster Care Program and much much more! 

For more information, please call (780) 491-3880.

Event Schedule

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


Event / Activity


 9 AM
22nd Annual Pets in the Park Opens
Event Site
 All Day
 Sponsors’ Row & Exhibitors’ Showcase  Sponsors’ Row / Exhibitor Tent
 All Day  50/50 Ticket Sales (until 3 pm) $1 each - 2,500 tickets printed  Event Site
 All Day  Silent Auction (closing times vary, listed below)  Exhibitor Tent
 All Day  Pet Microchipping sponsored by EIDAP - $40  EIDAP Tent
 All Day  Children's Activities & Face-painting sponsored by Pet Planet  EHS Humane Education / Pet Planet Tent
 All Day Alberta Redneck Furry Fliers Disc Dog-a-thon sponsored by PetSmart with Public Pay to Play - $10  Arena 1
 All Day  Canine Carnival Games sponsored by Petland - $2 each or 3 for $5
 Arena 2
 All Day  Photo Booth courtesy of Mojo Photo Booth - $5  Photo Booth
 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 City of Edmonton  EHS Behavior Tent
 All Day  Learn more about the Edmonton Humane Society's Programs & Services including Animal Protection, Bingo's Pet Shop, Prevent Another Litter Subsidy Program, Foster Care Program and more  Various EHS Tents (Sponsors’ Row)
 All Day Pet and People First Aid sponsored by Edmonton Veterinarians’ Emergency Clinic Edmonton Veterinarians’ Emergency Clinic Tent
 9:45 AM  Warm up for the Tail Blazers 5 Km Fun Run with 504 Fitness
 Gantry / Main Stage
 10 AM  Tail Blazers 5 Km Fun Run begins
 Gantry / Main Stage
 11 AM  Petplan Pet Insurance 2.5 Km Pledged Walk Begins  Gantry / Main Stage