DogtoberFEST 2018


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

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 more than 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!

DATE:  Oct 6, 2018
TIME:  11:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LOCATION:  The Waterfront, 149 WBridge St, Homestead, Pa.  15120

We will have close to 100 vendors, rescues & shelters.  We will have a dogenrichment trail and an Art Show featuring artists from the North Hills Art Center!

And don’t forget our pet costume contest!  We will be giving away $500 in prizes!

This is a free event and dog friendly if your dog is well behaved.  We just ask to please leave the retractable leashes at home!

DogtoberFest Oct 6, 2018 Vendor & Sponsor info here!


2018 Sponsors

A Big Thank You to Our Great Dane Sponsors

   The Waterfront Logo


Thank You to Our Mastiff Sponsors:

Thank You to Our Labrador Sponsors:


Thank You to Our Terrier Sponsors:


Thank You to Our Chihuahua Sponsors:






2017 Sponsors

A Big Thank You to Our Great Dane Sponsors
The Waterfront Logo
Robinson Animal HospitalThe Waterfront

A Big Thank You to Our Mastiff Sponsors

A Big Thank You to Our Labrador Sponsors

A Big Thank You to Our Chihuahua Sponsors



DogtoberFEST 2017 Attendees

Shelter or RescueVendor
Almost Home Dog Rescue of OhioAndersen Corp
Aussie Rescue & Placement HelplineAuntie Alex Pet Sitting
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue AssocAvets
Bailing Our Benji PABarefoot Books
Cherished Cocker RescueBaskets of Nature
Forever Home Beagle RescueCamp Bow Bow
Great Pyrenees Club of Western Pennsylvania RescueCozy Corners Creations
Midwest Beagle RescueDotDot Smile
NE Boston Terrier RescueExhibit D
Pittsburgh Puppy Mill AwarenessFancy Cat Co LLC
Proper Pit Bull
Fetch Your Dog a Bone
Save a YorkieGreenfield Grooming
Senior Pet & Animal Rescue IncHome Solutions
With A Golden Spirit (WAGS)Jewelry by Linda
Wheek Care Guinea Pig RescueKeystone Natural Foods
Klassy K9 Design
Lip Envy by Emily
LuLu LaRoe
Neirum/Hutsons Handcrafted Creations
Olga Nova Studio
Origami Owl
Paws in the Sand Pet Treats
Puppy Stuff by Jan
Pure Romance
TLC Pet Sitting
Usborne Books & More
Weinstien County Treasurer
WoCave Designs


Click here for 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities!

 2016 Sponsors

Attendees for DogtoberFEST 2016

Shelters and Rescues:Vendors:
Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
Animal Rescue League and Wildlife Center
Animals Against The Odds Rescue & Rehab, Inc.
Aussie Rescue and Placement Help Line
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association
Biggies Bullies
Cherished Cockers Rescue
Essence of Love Animal Rescue
Forever Home Beagle Rescue
German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Going Home Greyhounds
Great Pyrenees Club of Western Pennsylvania
Hearts & Paws Pet Ministry @ Christ United Methodist Church
Hello Bully
Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary
Hurry Home Hounds
Midwest Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue
Paws Across Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team
Rutherford Rescue Ranch, Inc.
Save a Yorkie Rescue
Senior Pet & Animal Rescue
Speak for the Unspoken
Steel City Kennel and Dog Rescue
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue
The Proper Pit Bull
Western PA Humane Society
Western PA Sheltie Rescue
White Oak Search and Rescue
With a Golden Spirit

Animal Healing NOW!
Baskets of Nature, LLC
Best Breed Pet Foods
Camp Bow Wow
Chase and Co. Collars
Crunch Fitness
Daisy's Dogs, LLC
Diane Bandy
Goldberg, Persky & White
Greenfield Grooming Salon
Kobi Collars, LLC
Lucky Paws
Michelle Smith Fit and Fierce Health Coach
Moochie & Co.
Paws in the Sand Pet Treats
Pet Glam
Pure Romance and Jewelry in Candles
PetConnections Magazine
Precious Pets Memorial Center and Crematory
Renewal By Andersen
Robinson Animal Hospital
Scout Dog
Shannon's Bling Barn
Spay Neuter Clinic
State Farm
Steel City Chiropractic
Success Just Clicks
The Dog Stop
The Holistic Houndry
The Waterfront
Thirty One Gifts
Titan Bones
Tupperware by Holly Schmitt and Melissa Wohlfeil
University Veterinary Specialists
Your Critter Sitters