HSEC Pet Fest 2015

We hope you were able to join us on August 22 for our 7th Annual Pet Fest – a blast was had by all! We will see you next year!

Click here for some images from our HSEC Volunteer Lori.

2015 HSEC Pet Fest flyer

Celebrate Pets at Pet Fest!

A Day to Honor Your Pets and the Animals that Remain Homeless


Bristol, IN, 2015 – Join the Humane Society of Elkhart County as they celebrate the furry loved ones in your life at Pet Fest. The event, open to all pets and their people, will be held on Saturday, August 22 with games for kids and pets, a costume contest, training sessions and much more! Pet Fest will be held on National Homeless Animal Day as a way to honor the thousands of animals that enter animal shelters every year.

“Pets are family and we are proud to celebrate this day with our community and raise awareness of so many homeless animals still waiting for a family to call their own” said Janet Graham, Executive Assistant of the Humane Society of Elkhart County. “We celebrate the happy ‘tails’ we see daily and look forward to celebrating as more animals find their forever homes.”

Pet Fest will be full of fun activities for you and your pet including:

  • Pet Related Vendors including pet stores, pet therapy associations, trainers, groomers, accessories and more!
  • There will be a group pet blessing and memorial prayer for homeless animals at 11:30 am at the gazebo. Individual Pet Blessings will also be offered by Reverend Amy Debeck.
  • How to be an Super Hero – Information will be available on how you can be the difference for an animal at HSEC by becoming a volunteer.
  • Vendor Bingo – Visit all our vendors and be automatically entered into a drawing for great prizes
  • Contests include Canine/Owner Biscuit Relay (you carry a biscuit while walking your dog) and Dogs Dunking for Dogs (dogs retrieving hot dogs floating in water). Contests will begin at 12:00 and all contest winners will be awarded a prize.
  • A Costume Contest will begin at 12:30 pm. Categories include Most Creative, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like, and Funniest Pet. A $25 Gift Certificate to the Red Barn Resale Shop will be awarded to the winner of each category.
  • Hands on Training – Joshica’s Planet Canine will be on site with professional trainers helping with proper collar/harness fitting and mini basic training session including shaping and nosework.
  • A Pawrific Photo Booth – For selfies and fun shots of all and their pets.
  • Raffles – Great raffles for items, all proceeds go directly to the care of our animals at HSEC.
  • Free Refreshments will be offered to all pets and their human companions. Dog water bowls and splash pools will also be available to keep your pet cool and comfortable!
  • Ron’s River Dogs and KuKui’s Shaved Ice will be selling delicious food.
  • Red Barn Resale Shop will be open during Pet Fest and offering great one of a kind finds!
  • Jeff Huff and The Source will provide musical entertainment.

To ensure a healthy environment, all pets need to be on a lead and be up to date on their rabies and other vaccinations.

No pet to bring to Pet Fest? No problem! The Humane Society of Elkhart County will have animals available for adoption. We’re even offering pet adopters the chance to adopt a second animal companion FREE!

WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 11 am – 2 pm

WHERE: Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN 46507

About the Humane Society of Elkhart County
Since 1939 the Humane Society of Elkhart County has been proud to serve our county with animal adoption and educational programs. The Humane Society of Elkhart County, an independent nonprofit, is on the front lines protecting the orphaned, unwanted and defenseless animals. For more information or how to get involved with the Humane Society of Elkhart County, please visit