Petapolooza - Pickering's Pet Festival is back!

On Saturday May 13, 2023, Petapolooza kicks off the beginning of our yearlong events. This event has grown in the last few years to be one of the City’s largest outdoor events and attendance has more than doubled in the last 3 years. This year we are moving the event to a larger outdoor space as we anticipate continued growth.

Petapolooza brings together pet owners and enthusiasts within our community. It gives our community the opportunity to meet industry professionals, rescue groups, and others in the pet industry.

Details below for Exhibitors, Partners, and Sponsors


Admission is $5, with free admission for seniors 55+, children under 12, and pets. All proceeds from Petapolooza go towards helping us build a permanent animal shelter. Along with entertainment and vendor booths, there are plenty of giveaways and activities for the whole family!

In 2019 we were able to raise over $20,000 in admissions, partner/sponsors, exhibitor fees and additional donations all relating to this event. We hope to exceed this amount this year!

Location - New for 2023!!

Esplanade Park,  (view Google map). Esplanade Park is located off of Glenanna and Valley Farm Road in Pickering. 

Event Lineup

You can expect to see around 5,000+ attendees, and over 50 exhibitors and rescue groups. There will be plenty of giveaways including pet bandanas, games, food samples, water stations for your pet, live entertainment for the whole family and more! 

The event line up is still being finalized and will be posted soon!

Exhibitor List


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Animal Communicator

Beautiful Chaos Creations


Boston Terrier Rescue Canada

Brandless Rescue Goods

Bullies in Need

Chance K9 Goods

Codie & Phoenix

Colly's Creations

Dogtopia Pickering



Homewardbound Rescue

Hounds & Buckles

Inugoya Rehoming & Rehabilitation


K9 in Motion Wellness

Kawigga Pet Products


Loyal Rescue

Melba & Co.

Midtown mobile vet hospice/faithful pet memorial

Mutts Rescue

Pamela Johnston Photography


Pawsitive Animal Wellness

Pet Valu (705 Kingston Rd)

Rainfire Training & Photography

Rat Terrier Rescue Canada

RoseWood Pet Resort

Royal Dog Chains

Sewing with Stella

Shirley deLang

Smart Rescue

Southern Connection Dog Rescue

Stray to Play

Tail Waggz Barkery

The Mak Shop

The Village Dog

Therapeatic Paws of Canada

Top Dog Gear

Toronto Dog Moms

TTLG Creations

Urban Nature Store

Who's Walking Who Dog Training

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor Details - Registration is open! 

Exhibitor space is available for businesses, breeders and rescue organizations. 

We are also looking for commercial exhibitors in the following categories: fashion, accessories, travel, food & treats, health, artists & photography. If you have a business that is animal related but not listed as a category, please contact us for more information.

Rescue Organization Fee: $40 (includes HST)

Business & Breeder Fee: $60 (includes HST)

Exhibitor Space with Set Up: $120 (includes HST) SOLD OUT

        Apply to be an exhibitor here!        

Exhibitor spaces are 10’x10’. Vendors are responsible to bring what they need to display their works (i.e. tent, table, chairs, backdrop). Set up assistance is not available. Vendors will set-up in their designated space only, and refrain from infringing on the perimeter, or walkways adjacent to their space.  Dogs are welcome at exhibitor booths but must be kept leashed at all times. 

Exhibitor Space with Set Up: $120.  We will set up and provide a tent, and a 6’ table with 2 chairs. Exhibitor Space with Set Up are located on the grass and are equipped with one each of: 6 foot table, 10’x10’ tent and chair.  There are only 10 Set-Up Lots available for booking online, these are sold first come, first served.

This is an outdoor, rain or shine event; please come prepared for inclement weather. In wet conditions, mats and tarps are advisable. 


Hydro is not available. The use of generators is not permitted without the approval of the City of Pickering and payment of additional fees.

Once your application is approved you will receive an email with instructions for how to process payment.


Partners and Sponsors Wanted

Do you share our vision for Responsible Pet Ownership? Help us get this important message out to our community. We have a variety of opportunities available to suit your needs. View the Sponsorship Package

Contact Lindsey Narraway at 905.420.4660 ext. 3501 or email for more information.

Our 2023 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2023 Petapolooza Sponsors


Pickering Animal Hospital





Pet Valu 
(705 Kingston Rd)

Pet Valu



Pawprints Dog Salon Inc. 


Who's Walking Who Dog Training Centres





Royal Canin

Royal Canin

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