(Responsibly) Find your new four-legged BFF this weekend.
Ready to meet the new love of your life this Saturday and Sunday. The Bay Area Pet Fair—aka the largest pet adoption event in California—is returning for its sixth year at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, ready to who you a wet nose you can’t resist.
The fair will, again, feature a bevy of rescues and shelter from around California and beyond, numbering seventy strong this year. Of the estimated 50,000 attendees, roughly 1,500 will go home with a new pet—leash, food, paperwork and all. Admission and parking are free (what a blessing), and, of course, you can bring any leashed household pets who already call your place of living home. Food and drinks, activities for people and pets, giveaways, samples and take-home goodies will all be on deck as well.
4,760 pets have been adopted at the fair since Pet Food Express began hosting it. For every animal adopted at the fair, Pet Food Express donates an additional $50 to the rescue organization it came from! Rescues come from locations ranging from Napa to Stockton and aren’t just limited to cats and dogs; livestock, bunnies, pigeons and doves are all on the roster, too.
// Saturday and Sunday, September 16th-17th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds between 10 a.m.—5 p.m., bayareapetfair.org