What is Pet Palooza?

Join us for Pet Palooza 2024 – 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: What's Pet Palooza? For over 25 years, Pet Palooza has been an integral part of the Charlotte community—an annual fundraising walk and community festival that brings people together. Expect live music, food trucks, pet-centric vendors, and an array of engaging activities suitable for the entire family. It's an event that embodies the spirit of our organization. Those who wish to participate in the 3/4 mile walk must register ahead of time.

WHEN: April 6, 2024
11 am – 3 pm

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

ENTRY: $5 entry fee OR a donation of Cat & Dog Pet Supplies for our Community Pet Food Bank and Outreach Program, children 10 & under will receive free entry. 













About the Walk

ABOUT THE WALK: Join us for the Pet Palooza Fundraising Walk, kicking off at 11am on April 6. 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