Pet-Palooza Returns with Fun for Furry Friends, Owners

Don't miss out on Orland Township's fourth annual Pet-Palooza, coming Saturday, June 14.

Attendees enjoy a variety of events and entertainment at Orland Township’s annual Pet-Palooza.
Attendees enjoy a variety of events and entertainment at Orland Township’s annual Pet-Palooza.

Area residents and their furry friends are invited to Orland Township's fourth annual Pet-Palooza. 

The free event, set for Saturday, June 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravina Ave., features live entertainment, treats for humans and their pets, costume contests and a pet parade. The event is free, however a monetary donation or one five-pound bag of pet food is strongly encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Orland Township Pet Food Pantry, which provides food and supplies for pets and families in need. 

Children can play in the castle moon jump or enjoy a trackless train ride in the Kids’ Zone.  Obstacle courses, pony rides, games, raffles, and face painting will also be available.  Ribbons will be awarded for various contests.  Representatives from local animal shelters will also be on site.

“Orland Township’s Pet Pantry relies solely on donations from the community,” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady. “Pet-Palooza is a great way to raise awareness about the Pet Pantry and encourage community members to contribute to keep its shelves full year round.  It’s a fun event for the whole family- so you won’t want to miss it!”

Pet-Palooza rules: All participating pets should have up-to-date vaccinations; Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets; All pets must be on leashes of six feet or less; Costumes for pets (and their owners!) are encouraged but not required; All animals must wear proper tags.

More activities and attractions are added daily, so visit www.orlandtownship.org or call 708-403-4222 for the most up-to-date information regarding Pet-Palooza.

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