What is Pet Palooza?

Join us for Pet Palooza 2023 – We welcome you back to celebrate at our recently opened Animal Resource Center! Pet Palooza was voted Runner Up Best Festival by the Charlotte Magazine BoB Awards!

WHAT IS PET PALOOZA: Pet Palooza, our annual fundraising walk and community festival has been a staple of the Charlotte community for over 25 years. Featuring live music, food trucks, pet loving vendors and fun for the whole family, Pet Palooza is a mainstay of our organization. While the festival is free to attend, those who wish to participate in the 3/4 mile  walk must register ahead of time.

WHEN: April 1, 2023
11 am – 3 pm

WHERE: HSC Animal Resource Center
1348 Parker Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208













About the Walk

ABOUT THE WALK: Join us for the Pet Palooza Fundraising Walk, kicking off at 11am on April 1. You can start a team, walk solo, or simply donate to the fundraising walk! This year, we hope to raise over $145,000 to help the people and pets in our community and we can't do it without you.

All registrants who raise a minimum of $75 will receive a Pet Palooza t-shirt and swag for their pup. Items will be available for pick up the morning of the event.

Register to complete the 3/4 mile fun walk with a $10 donation to HSC. Your $10 donation counts towards your $75 fundraising goal.


Contests and Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the following:

  • Top adult fundraiser (13+)
  • Top youth fundraiser (12 and under)
  • Top fundraising team

Our famous Pet Palooza costume contest is back in action this year! Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

Best Dressed: Does your pet enjoy dressing up? Show off their style for a chance to win!

Best Look Alike: Do you and your pet look alike? Now is your chance to shine! Come ready to paw-ty in your matching styles and you could win!

Thank you to our Amazing Sponsors!

Need Help? Have Questions?

Please email events@humanecharlotte.org