The Second Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, February 20, in its new location at Las Olas Oceanside Park (The LOOP), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pet-friendly event will be hosted by Ana & Teddy, the dynamic mom-and-pup duo behind the award-winning Instagram @TourwithTeddy and blog Living A Fairytail. Tickets are $10-$40.
Attendees can capture Instagramable moments at the Pawz-itive Dog Training Agility Course and Road-Tripping Rover VW Bus photo booth, sponsored by Good Times Roll. Those seeking a unique way to bond with their pup can get down with their dog at the Red Cheetah DOGA (dog yoga) session. A people and pets’ marketplace will feature three dozen new and returning vendors, including: Certified Therapy Dog, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental, and PetWell Clinic Pembroke Pines, All Tails Wag, Bowies Bites, Certified Therapy Dog, Inc., Chico’s Mafia Tough Dog Apparel, Chill Otter Co., EpiPaws, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental, Lorena Cora Pet Photography, Loved and Pampered Pets, Nicole Paints Pet Portraits, Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Petit Pups Pawtique and More, PetWell Clinic Pembroke Pines, Ponciano Enterprises, Pooch & Patches, Posh Paws Amenities, Ruff House, TheCaptain’s Cut, Uniquebowtique954, and Urbana Pets LLC.
Fur the Love Pet Fest’s 2022 theme, Pupchella, is a nod to the music festival Coachella. A limited number of FURshionista tickets ($40), provide VIP entry and entry in the Pupchella Fashion Show for a chance to win a variety of prizes, like a one-night stay with your pet at The Kimpton Goodland Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach in a premium guest room, a professional pet photo session with Lorena Cora Photography (a $499 value), and a $100 Ruff House Gift Card. New this year is the VIP Bark Brunch picnic featuring indie-acoustic tunes courtesy of JJ and the Florida Oranges band.
All event profits will benefit 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, a nonprofit organization that was established as a community effort to end the neglect and abuse of animals.
Prior to the event, guests are encouraged to enter the #PUPCHELLA photo contest by uploading a photo of their pet in its Pupchella-inspired finest here. The pet that earns the most votes by Februart 13 will have the opportunity to win a FURshionista VIP package, including two VIP tickets to the Second Annual Fur The Love Pet Fest and one entry in the Pupchella fashion show (a $70 value).
FTL Pet Fest is supported by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District. For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, click here.