What is Pet Palooza?

Join us for Pet Palooza 2022 – the first time we’ll be celebrating our annual Pet Palooza Walk and Festival in person after two years of virtual events! Not only will we be back together in person, we will be celebrating at our new Animal Resource Center, opening Spring 2022! Plus, 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 20 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 quarter-mile pup strut must register ahead of time.

WHEN: May 14, 2022
11 am – 3 pm

WHERE: New 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 May 14. You can start a team, walk solo, or simply donate to the fundraising walk! This year, we hope to raise over $150,000 to help the people and pets in our community and we can't do it without you.

All registrants who raise a minimum of $50 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 one mile fun walk with a $10 donation to HSC. Your $10 donation counts towards your $50 fundraising goal.

Click here to register.

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

Also check out our fundraising guide, linked here!