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.

Don't forget to check out our Petapolooza Facebook Event Page for daily updates!

Details below for this years List of Exhibitors and Sponsors


Admission is $5 donation, 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! 

Don't miss the SuperDogs performing at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

SuperDogs Logo

Event Lineup
10:15 am Opening Remarks (at the Gazebo)
10:30 am

Storytelling by Angela Duckworth, an Indigenous Health Promoter from Carea Community Health Centre (at the Gazebo)

11:00 am SuperDogs - Live action show for the whole family
12:00 pm

Join Lynda Kitson, from Who’s Walking Who to learn simple games that you can do with your dog, and over time, will help them learn to make better decisions. (at the Gazebo)

Afterwards you can test them out with your dog!

1:00 pm SuperDogs - Live action show for the whole family
3:00 pm SuperDogs - Live action show for the whole family
All Day

Over 60 exhibitors and Rescue Groups

Bark Art (Sponsored by Clarehaven Estates)

Pump it up Play Gym (Sponsored by The Indoor Dog Pool and Fitness Centre)

Pet Caricatures (Sponsored by Pickering Animal Hospital)

Lure Course

Food Trucks

Games, Giveaways and more!


Exhibitor List

ADR Pet Stores

AngelKerr Dog Training & Pet Services

Auntie A's Pets

Beautiful Chaos Creations


Boston Terrier Rescue Canada

Brandless Rescue Goods

Bullies in Need

Bully Love Boutique

Canine Haven Rescue

Carea Community Health Centre 

Chance K9 Goods

Codie & Phoenix

Colly's Creations

Cre8tive Wall Decor

Dogtopia Pickering



Farmina Pet Foods

Fetch + Releash


Guinnesso's Treats


Homewardbound Rescue

Hounds & Buckles

Humane Society of Durham Region

Indoor Dog Pool and Fitness Centre

Inugoya Rehoming & Rehabilitation

Ishködé (fire) Indigenous Art Collective and Workshops

Just Paws Animal Rescue

Just Raw Pet Food

Kawigga Pet Products


Loyal Rescue

Lulu's Petwear

Maxwell's Munchies Dog Treats

Melba & Co.

Melisssa & Chris Artisans

Midtown mobile vet hospice/faithful pet memorial

Mutts Rescue

Nicole Wilmot Art

Oxfords Trail Mix

Pamela Johnston Photography

Pawprints Dog Salon


Pawsitive Animal Wellness

Pet Valu (705 Kingston Rd)

Pickering Fire

Pickering Public Library

Rainfire Training & Photography

Rat Terrier Rescue Canada

RoseWood Pet Resort

Royal Dog Chains

Save our Scruff

Sewing with Stella

Shirley deLang

Smart Rescue

Southern Connection Dog Rescue

Stray to Play

Tail Waggz Barkery

Tall Tails Studio

The Mak Shop

The Bark'n Bakery Toronto

The Village Dog

Therapeatic Paws of Canada

Top Dog Gear

Toronto Dog Moms

TTLG Creations

Urban Nature Store

Whites Road Animal Hospital & Highway 2 Vet Office

Who's Walking Who Dog Training

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:

Pet Valu Logo(705 Kingston Rd) 


Who's Walking Who 



The Indoor Dog Pool and Fitness Centre

Royal Canin Logo

Pickering Animal Hospital Logo 



Metroland Logo 

 Pawprints Logo  Millennium City Veterinary Hospital
 Clarehaven Estates Logo Fieldgate Homes Logo  KX96 Logo 
Mattamy Homes Logo Paradise Developments Logo TACC Developments Logo
Earthtacular Logo Petcare Mobile Veterinary Services  

Photo Gallery - Petapolooza

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