Petapolooza - Pickering's Pet Festival - Postponed until September 19th

Originally set for May 9, the City of Pickering has postponed the 9th Annual Petapolooza - Pickering's Outdoor Pet Festival. We look forward to seeing you at our fantastic, fall event scheduled for Saturday, September 19.

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


Admission is $5, with free admission for seniors 55+, children under 12, and pets. All proceeds will go towards helping us build a permanent animal shelter. 

Last year we were able to raise over $20,000 in admissions, sponsors, exhibitor fees and additional donations all relating to this event.  Donations of over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

Location - New for 2020!!

Alex Robertson Park, 700 Sandy Beach Road (view Google map). Alex Robertson Park is located south of Bayly and is across from Kinsmen Park. From Liverpool Road, go south to Bayly and turn left (east) and drive until you see Sandy Beach Road. Turn right (south) and drive until you see the park on the right hand side. Parking is in the Kinsmen lot on the left.

Event Lineup

You can expect to see around 1,500 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! 

A Rabies and Microchip Clinic for dogs will be offered during the event.

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

Photo Gallery - Petapolooza

Photo Gallery: Animal Services - Petapolooza will appear here on the public site.

Exhibitor Information

Register today before Exhibitor Space fills up!

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: $35 (includes HST)

Business & Breeder Fee: $55 (includes HST)

Exhibitor space is 10' x 10'. No tables or chairs are provided however a 6’ table with 2 chairs may be purchased for an additional fee of $25. Tents and canopies are welcome as long as they fit in your space.

The event will be hosted outdoors (rain or shine!) and does not have access to electricity. Dogs are welcome but must be kept leashed at all times. 

If you are interested in being an exhibitor for the 2020 Petapolooza Pet Festival, please complete the online application form. Alternate formats of the application form may be requested.

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.

Contact Lindsey Narraway at 905.420.4660 ext. 3501 or email

Check out our 2020 Exhibitor List

Pet Valu

Pickering Animal Services

Pawprints Dog Salon

Royal Canin

Global Pets

Canine Haven Rescue

K9 in Motion Wellness

EIDAP Microchip

Nicole Wilmot Art

Canines Love Raw

Rainfire Photography

A&M Custom Pet Beds

Destination Pickering

Ren's Pets

Fly Away Pip


Precious CoCo

Jack Russell Network Canada

Kawartha Wildlife Center

Marilyn's Pet Portraits 

Big Daves Food Truck


Puppy Boutique

Parker's Pet Care

Furry Friends 5K

The Tailored Pup

All Humane Kind

Kawigga Pet Products

My bf bandanas

Golden Rescue

Momtaz Soap

The Calla Lily Studio and Fine Art  

Move your Doggie

Rat Terrier Rescue of Canada

Fetch & Releash Dog Rescue

Bullies in Need

Buy Some Love

Canadian Dashund Rescue


Mega Dog Raw

Whites Road Animal Clinic

Codie & Phoenix

Just Raw Pet Food Inc.

A Pet Nanny Plus

Wagz Wear

Creative Body Imaging - Pet Photos


St. John Ambulance- Durham Region Branch


Invisible Fence Brand of Central Ontario

Therapeutic Paws of Canada - Ajax/Pickering Team 

Canadian Dachshund Rescue

Diggin up Bones Natural Dog Care

Homeward Bound Rescue

Who's Walking Who Dog Training Centres

Enjo Canada


The Halliday Shoppe

Tiny Tails Boutique

Humane Society of Durham Region

Toronto Dog Moms

Farmina Pet Foods

Freeze Frame Foto & Run Spot Run

Willie and Wags

Beautiful Chaos Creations

Our 2020 Partners

Thank you to our 2020 Responsible Pet Ownership Month Partners:

Parkers Pet Care  

Parkers Pet Care


Pet Valu

Pet Valu


Veggie Bites

Veggie Bites logo

Microcyn Animal Health

Mr. Lube 

Mr. Lube logo 


PawPrints Dog Salon

Pawprints Dog Salon logo



 Green Door Dental

Green Door Dental logo

Royal Canin

Royal Canin



Ontario Power Generation logo

TACC Developments


TACC Developments

Pickering Town Centre

Pickering Town Centre logo

Brock Road Animal Clinic


PetSmart logo

 Furry Friends 5K