Is your pup a Gryffindog, Hufflepup, Slobberin, or Ravenpaw? Join us for a magical, Hairy Paw-ter themed Fido Fest on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Heritage Park in Flower Mound (new in 2019)! Fido Fest is a celebration of dogs that raises funds to support the programs and services of Humane Tomorrow. While we’re planning a day of fun FOR dogs, you don’t need to bring one to enjoy it! You don't want to miss it, because it's going to be bigger and better than ever!
Schedule and Activities
Activity and vendor booths open at 10:00am and close at 1:00pm. While there, enjoy the Bow Wow Bistro, activities, educational booths, and entertainment. Shop our vendor booths, take a selfie with a rescue dog, and more... all while helping homeless animals!
Activities will include:
- Paw print painting
- Professional dog photos*
- Face painting
- Doggie caricatures
- Dog-themed arts and crafts
- Doggie kisses booth
- Doggie ball pit
- Kiddie bounce house
- Costume contests (times TBA)
- Contests (times TBA), prizes valuing $30 each
- Owner Lookalike
- Paw-ter's Pup (best character costume)
- Most Charming Smile
- Best "wizard" (i.e., trick)
- Bake Sale (with treats for dogs and humans)
- Food trucks
- Demonstrations from Sure Shot Flyball Club and Dallas Agility Working Group
- And more!
We'll also have thousands of dollars' worth of prizes to give out and raffle off, including gift cards to local restaurants, entertainment spots, dog daycare, and pet supply stores; gift baskets; and much more!
In addition to our amazing sponsors below, vendors and non-profits will include:
- Big Doggie Duds
- Hippie Houndz
- Flower Mound Animal Services
- Heel the Heroes, Inc.
- North Texas Basset Hound Rescue
- Texas Ferret Lovers Rescue
In the event of rain, Fido Fest will be held on October 19.Cost
Admission to Fido Fest is free, although there will be a charge for some activities, including the Walk and professional dog photos.
Join us for our annual 1-mile fun walk! Click HERE to register.
Early registration for adults is $25 and registration the morning of the event is $30. Registration includes one t-shirt, one dog bandana, an event goodie bag, and one raffle ticket good for walk-exclusive prizes. Each supplemental donation of $10 will receive another raffle ticket.
New this year! We want to encourage the next generation to participate in philanthropy so have created a package for kids aged 10 and under. Early walk registration is $15 and the morning of the event is $20. Registration includes one t-shirt and one raffle ticket to enter to win kid-friendly prizes. Children must accompany a registered adult.
Pre-event registration ends on Friday, September 27, at 5:00pm. After that time, you may register onsite. T-shirt sizes will be guaranteed for those who register before Monday, September 16.
Walk sign in and day-of registration begins at 9:00am. Walk starts at 10:00am!
Four-legged companions are welcome but must be leashed and in-control. Limit two dogs per registered adult walker.
Prior to the event, walkers are encouraged to download the Walk for a Dog app (WoofTrax – Walk for a Dog for iPhones and Walk for a Dog: Walking for Animal Shelter Support for Androids) and designate Humane Tomorrow as their rescue/shelter of choice. Use it during the event and receive another raffle ticket. After the event, use it whenever you walk, bike, or run. The more you use it, the more funds you raise for a good cause!
Professional Dog Photos
Professional pet photographer Jenny Froh will be on hand to take photos of your pup(s). This year’s theme: Fall! To reserve a photo session for $35, click HERE. Sessions are limited, so sign up today! Pre-event reservations end on Friday, September 27, at 5:00pm. If sessions are still available after that time, you may sign up onsite starting at 9:00am.
Sponsors and Vendors
Thank you to our Fido Fest 2019 Sponsors:
- Arts on the Go
- Hollywood Feed
- JDog Junk Removal & Hauling
- Liberty Mutual Insurance (Debrah Mathis)
- Little Acorn's Essentials
- Lyle Loves it Barkery
- Mr. Wigglebottom's
- Net’s Happy Pets
- Sure Shot Flyball Club
- Dallas Agility Working Group
- Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay (Anna Huseby)
Since 1997, Humane Tomorrow has changed the lives of thousands of homeless, abused, and unwanted animals by providing spay/neuter programs, adoption opportunities, and education to the public about animal welfare.
We ask you to support Fido Fest by becoming a sponsor all while showcasing your business or organization to hundreds of animal lovers!
Proceeds from Fido Fest 2019 will help support these critical initiatives:
- The Mercy Fund, established in 1998 to allow us to help animals with injuries or illnesses whose cost far exceeds their adoption fees.
- Our Capital Fund, to reach our long-term goal of creating a center for adoption, rehabilitation, and education for people and animals.
- Love on Wheels, our dog relocation program that has saved over 3,000 dogs in five years, sending them from Texas shelters to partner shelters in the northeast.
Fido Fest offers a unique opportunity to promote your business or organization and show your support of animals in your community. Sponsors are included in our marketing campaign which reaches the community through our website, social media, promotional items, email blasts (reaching thousands of adopters), volunteers and supporters, ads in local newspapers, and posters at local businesses.
The Fine Paw-rint
All dogs attending must be current on all vaccinations including Rabies and DHLPP. Dogs must be on leash, preferably non-retractable. We ask that dogs not have pront or choke collars. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave.
Flower Mound Animal Services will be doing FREE pet registration for town residents. Registering your pet with the town can assist in reuniting your four-legged family member with you in the event it is lost. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please bring proof of a current rabies vaccination in the form of a receipt or vaccination certificate.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the family friendly festivities from previous years: