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Carmaa Pet Adoption Home

Through DogtoberFEST, CARMAA promotes our goal of educating the public about the number of resources that are available for adopting a companion animal. DogtoberFEST is an outdoor festival and showcase for the many healthy and adoptable animals that are waiting for homes at over 100 rescues and shelters in the Western Pennsylvania region. And, our event also helps to bring animal rescues and shelters together for one day as a collective community of compassionate people, advocating every day for homeless animals. Working together, these organizations will educate our DogtoberFEST attendees on the benefits of adopting a pet instead of buying an animal through a newspaper ad or pet store. Come meet your new best friend at DogtoberFEST on October 4, 2014!

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Located under the Homestead Grays Bridge in the street in front of Macy's!


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DogtoberFEST is CARMAA’s premier animal adoption event. This celebration of adoption has been held the first weekend of October since 2010!

This year, our event is Saturday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for the general public.

DogtoberFEST Gallery 2013
DogtoberFEST Gallery 2012
DogtoberFEST Gallery 2011 (Yep, it rained but we still had fun!)
DogtoberFEST Gallery 2010

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Why should your business sponsor DogtoberFEST?

As a sponsor of DogtoberFEST, your organization will be sending a message that it supports the efforts of animal shelters and rescue groups to spread the word about the many wonderful animals available for adoption every day in our region. Your organization will be linked to a strong animal-loving community and be showcased as a leader in helping to make our region a more compassionate and safer place for these animals.

We realize that you get many requests for sponsorships and donations and have the difficult task of choosing among the many worthy causes. We believe DogtoberFEST stands out from other non-profit events because of the cooperative nature of our efforts. CARMAA’s goal is to bring animal shelters and dog breed rescue groups together to give them a venue in which competition and agendas have no role. By providing this neutral ground, we are able to give all the organizations involved an opportunity to focus on the animals. DogtoberFEST has shown that this collaborative effort can be done with an attendance of approximately 2,000 people.

There are many ways that you can provide sponsorship for DogtoberFEST; by signing up for one of our sponsorship packages, by making an in-kind donation of products or services, by asking your employees and customers to show their support for the cause, or by attending our event as a valued vendor. We will help you create a sponsorship package that works for you! With your help, we can raise the money needed to ensure the success of our event for years to come.

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