Celebrate the four-legged furry members of your family during the Family, Fur & Fun Festival at the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community’s Exploration Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome at the free event which promotes helping, fostering and adopting abandoned and neglected animals and celebrates the joy of pet stewardship (Pictured: Stacy Twigg with Oscar-black dapple and Madison-red smooth).
Enjoy a variety of fun, educational and interactive booths, dog sport demonstrations by Atomic Dogs and hands-on activities for children to experience pets. There also will be pet adoption opportunities, arts and crafts, doggie photography, raffle with great prizes, music, and food and refreshments. Legacy Animal Hospital will host an “Ask the Vet” table to answer questions, provide pet care information and share Halloween and holiday pet safety tips.
The popular Halloween Pet Costume Contest will be at 1:30 p.m. Attendees and their pets are invited to dress in costume and enter to win prizes for Best in Show, Best Family (can include humans and/or multiple pets), Funniest Costume, and Cutest Costume. Participants can register at the event with entry at $3 per category.
People who bring a donation of pet food will receive a free raffle entry. Items made in China will not be accepted.
Event proceeds will benefit nonprofit animal rescues organizations, including Animal Help Alliance, The Churchill Foundation, Hearts Alive Village and Chi of Hearts, Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue, On My Way Home Rescue and Paws 4 Love. They also will have booths and/or activities at the event.
The festival is sponsored by Bulldog AC and Heating, Joyce and Associates, Law Offices of Donna Stidham, Maupin Nalor Brastor Attorneys at Law, Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community, Nutrisource, Pictographics, and Camp Bow Wow.
Exploration Park is located at 9700 S. Buffalo Dr., just south of Blue Diamond Road near the Mountain’s Edge main entrance. For information and participation opportunities, visit www.familyfurandfun.com, call 702-595-0644, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.