2nd Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest “Pupchella”

The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park), 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale will be holding the 2nd Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest “Pupchella” on February 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrating Fort Lauderdale’s love for their furry companions with a day of four-legged fun, the event is once again hosted by the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the award-winning Instagram @TourwithTeddy and blog “Living A Fairytail.”

Coinciding with National Love Your Pet Day, flower crowns and fur will fill the air during this ulti-mutt Sunday Funday experience. New this year is the VIP bark brunch picnic featuring indie-acoustic tunes courtesy of JJ and the Florida Oranges band.

Welcoming locals and visitors of all ages, attendees can capture Instagramable moments through a variety of activities, including the Pawz-itive Dog Training Agility Course and Road-Tripping Rover VW Bus photobooth, 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, ranging from pet services: Certified Therapy Dog, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental and PetWell Clinic Pembroke Pines to a plethora of pet and people clothing, food, and accessories. Vendors include Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Petit Pups Pawtique and More, and Ruff House, to name a few.

Fur the Love Pet Fest’s 2022 theme, Pupchella, is a nod to the music festival Coachella. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme with flower crowns, tie-dye and boho accessories. 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, which include 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 FTLPetFest official photographer, Lorena Cora Photography (a $499 value) and a $100 Ruff House Gift Card.

100% of 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 to https://theloopflb.com/fur-the-love-photo-contest/. The pet who earns the most votes by Feb. 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).

The VIP Bark Brunch includes:

  • Picnic for Two Adults and Two Pets – $110.00
    • A picnic setup for two guests and two pets
    • Brunch and beverages and a picnic blanket
    • One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and raffle tickets per guest
  • VIP Picnic for Six Adults and Six Pets – $100 per person/$600 per table
    • A picnic setup for six guests and six pets for the entire day
    • Brunch and beverages
    • One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and three raffle tickets per guest
    • Tickets for DOGA Yoga and Fashion Show Entry

There are a limited number of VIP Bark Brunch tickets available. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. The Caribe Vegan, 30 Slide, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Coffee Vibes Miami will also provide food al la carte to the public.

 

The schedule of activities includes:

  • All Day: Meet Your New Furever Friend at 100+ Abandoned Dog Rescue Adoption Tent
  • All Day: Agility Course sponsored by Pawz-itive Dog Training
  • 10:30 a.m.: DOGA (dog yoga) – 30-minute session with Red Cheetah Yoga
  • 11 a.m.: Bark Brunch
  • 12 p.m.: Live Music with JJ and the Florida Oranges
  • 1 p.m.: Fashion Show and Contest
  • 2 p.m.: Police K9 demonstration
  • 3 p.m.: Raffle prize drawing

Selfie Stations includes:

  • Road Trippin’ Rover – sponsored by Good Times Roll
  • Sit, Stay, Play  – sponsored by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District (BID)
  • Smooch a Pooch

 

Confirmed marketplace vendors includes: 

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, The Captain’s Cut, Uniquebowtique954, and Urbana Pets LLC.

 For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit www.FTLPetFest.com

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