Sat. Oct 24th, 2015! See you at Original Carrollwood Park - 11-3
11430 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa
*Music & Entertainment
*adoptable dogs from local rescue groups
*fun activities for pets in the OCP dog park
*Holiday shopping with amazing one-of-a-kind event specials
*Agility and dog training demonstrations, Frisbee & Training Demos
*Costume Contest for pets and their people
*National prize-winning Rescue SpokesDog, Bailey
*Lots of food and sweet treats
*Huge Raffle prizes
SignUp sheets for rescues, vendors and sponsors are available by contacting us at info @ tampapets.org
Woofstock 2014 is brought to you by Original Carrollwood Park and Central Bark with pet rescue coalition partner TampaPets.org. Proceeds benefit local rescue.
Thank you Platinum Dog Sponsors - Central Bark and ShineBright Realty - making a difference for rescue every day.
Our goal for Woofstock at Original Carrollwood Park is to foster a stronger tie between rescue groups, local businesses and our wonderful pet loving community. The rescue groups have loyal supporters to offer business and local business receives a much more impactful result from their cause-related dedication to support rescue. Our pet loving families get to come out, have a great day with or without their dogs, and meet the people making a difference where they actually live and work.
The community also gets to experience beautiful Original Carrollwood Park. This is a private community jewel featuring a 2 acre dog park in the heart of Carrollwood.
Thank you for helping rescue - see you there!
Nov 1st 2014
Woofstock '14 at Original Carrollwood Park
11430 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa, FL
Join us for a free family & dog friendly community outing to celebrate pets and support pet adoption
What's Happening at Woofstock OCP now?
Vendor Parking - please arrive early and with patience - there is only ONE entrance way into the vendor parking area. We will have volunteers to help you unload/load. Volunteers will do their best to help expedite the process of getting everyone in and out quickly, efficiently and safely.
March 8th, 2014 . The Amazing Pet Expo and Animal Planet's 'Pit Boss' Shorty Rossi bring you the best adoption event ever!
Ready for a full day of family fun! It's FREE and pets are welcome
(with proof of vaccinations . The Fairground charges $5. parking)
When: Saturday, March 22nd, 10am to 6pm
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds
What: Meet Shorty Rossi, take part in the pet costume contest, training demonstrations, talent show, costume contest, dock diving show, agility demonstarrtions, free nail trims, prize giveaways, fantastic raffles to benefit pet rescues, one of a kind pet products, and best of all, local Resuce Groups will have pets looking for new forever homes. These dogs and cats have all been vetted, spayed or neutered and are current on all shots. Adoption fees vary but are usually much less than that first medical visit!
Linda Blair, founder of the WorldHeart Foundation will also be appearing at the Expo. The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation is built of a group of inspired, motivated humanitarians who work tirelessly to fight animal cruelty by educating the public, animal rescue, and finding loving families to give the helpless a second chance at a happy life. Founded by Oscar nominated and renown animal activist Linda Blair to bring the much needed attention to the growing problems related to animal welfare and the work required to stop animal abuse and neglect.
PAST EXPOS _______________________________________________
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
please shop with our sponsors who support our rescue community with generous donations
Expos at the Florida State Fairgrounds
Spring Expos: Veteran's Week Special Pets for Vets ~ special discounts for Veterans who adopt from HSTB or HCAS
Over 60 rescue groups bringing hundreds of adorable adoptables and specialty retailers will be attending. See Groups HERE
FREE Admission and FREE PARKING! Thanks to the ASPCA and Subaru
always TampaPets will be distributing free gift bags to all adoptive
families. This fall's stylish eco-friendly gift bags are co-sponsored
by our partner, LocalShop1.com, bringing fantastic shopping discounts
for your favorite shops in Tampa Bay. They are filled with goodies
ASPCA, Wellpet Pet Food, Halo Pet Food, IDtag, DeservingPets Vitamins and more.
Click HERE to read more about the Adoption Expo in The Tampa Tribune and check out previous Expos below.
What has TampaPets been up to lately? 10,000 pounds of Halo pet food, generously sponsored by FreeKibble.com was donated to TampaPets and delivered for distribution to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on Oct. 29th. Make sure you play the trivia game every day at FreeKibble.com and keep feeding thousands of needy pets. It's free, it's fun and it's easy! Click HERE
Expo: Pets & Parrotheads! View
View PICTURES of the 2009 Expos and so many happy endings
**Become a fan of our Facebook page free - click HERE. A lucky Facebook fan will be going to the sold out Jimmy Buffett concert on us! We'll also raffle a set of tickets in the first hour of the Expo at our TampaPets booth at the front entrance and the best Rescue "Parrothead" themed booth will win a pair.
Dozens of rescue groups with adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, bunnies and, for the first time parrots, of all shapes, sizes and breeds will brings hundreds of pets looking for forever homes. Over a dozen vendors will offer one-of-a-kind pet products and services for pet lovers. This spring's booth decorating contest is all about Parrotheads since the great Jimmy Buffet crowd will be enjoying a concert the evening of the Expo.
Admission is Free - we will be collecting pet food donations for The Humane Society's Food Bank. This is voluntary and appreciated! Did you know HSTB gave away almost 300,000 pounds of food thanks to generous donations last year in their outstanding effort to keep pets in their homes.
All rescue groups participating in our Expo must agree to follow stringent quality control criteria. Pets must be spayed or neutered, have a clean bill of health and be current on all shots. In the case of Special Needs pets, any health issues must be disclosed prior to adoption. We want to make sure you have the very best experience possible. Nothing is more disappointing than bonding with an animal only to find they have undisclosed health problems. Our rescue partners are dedicated to quality of life - for you and your new pet.
The Tampa Pet Adoption EXPO Perks for Paws will offer:
Free Adoption gift bags for every adopted pet from our very generous sponsors
Free Ask a Vet booth
A chance to meet the Busch Gardens crew and Stilt Walkers
Q105 Live Radio Remote
Expo Only Discounts from local pet product vendors
Free Hillsborough County Animal Services pet licenses to HC residents who adopt
Pet Friendly vehicle test drives with Subaru
Please remember, each rescue group is independent and has it's own adoption rules. Most will accept advance applications so please contact them prior to the event for their requirements. Remember that small dogs and puppies are adopted first so come early if that's what you are looking for. For the list of groups attending [updated weekly] CLICK HERE
We can't save these lives without you! Donations to help with future Pet Expos are very much appreciated - CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for directions to the Fairgrounds - email additional questions to email@example.com
Join our Mailing List for rescue updates. Check out out "A Little Does a Lot" campaign to find out how your pennies can change animals lives forever. Find out what's happening with our fan base on Facebook and get up to the minute event Tweets.
Nov 2009: 408 Adoptions again at the
Expo! There's no recession for people with big hearts. View
PICTURES of the 2009 Expos and so many happy endings
UPDATE April 28th, 2009
What a wonderful day! On Saturday, April 25th, 408 dogs and cats were adopted at the Spring Adoption Expo. Thousands attended, bringing hundreds of pounds of pet food for the Humane Society's food bank. If you were there, you know how difficult it is to see so many scared, homeless, pets looking for the perfect match. Fortunately we were able to watch a record number of these babies go home and big happy smiles ruled the day.
>>>>>View PICTURES of the Event and so many happy endings
>>>>>Hear Annemarie Lucas talk about her experience at the Expo HERE
As the day wore one, a couple of dedicated volunteers moved two of their charges to the entrance area to get them more attention and boy did they work the crowd. Every time someone would approach them, they jumped up, wagging their tails furiously, putting on quite the show of what a loving and special pet they would be. In a bittersweet ending, one dog was adopted in the last hour while the other sadly layed down and watched them walk away. I'm not sure whether the Volunteer started crying of happiness for the dog who left or sadness for the dog who didn't, but one thing is certain... the dog who didn't get his person knew he had lost out.
Fortunately this fellow is in foster care and will have another chance at a happy ending... thousands of others will not be so lucky this year. So what can we do about it? Support Shelters not Breeders, spread the word about how important it is to Spay & Neuter our pets so the problem doesn't continue to grow and please donate to our Pet Adoption Expo fund so we can continue to hold these free events and get shelter animals the attention and homes they deserve. Working together, we all really can make a difference.
Special thanks to the ASPCA®'s Annemarie Lucas, popular host of Animal Precinct on Animal Planet, the Tampa Bay Lightning Cheerleaders and the Tampa Bay Rays for working so hard to make the Expo even more special.
As always, our sincerest thank you to the fantastic group of Volunteers and Rescue groups who put so much heart and soul into everything they do to help homeless pets.
Hundreds of Dogs and Cats find forever homes!
TampaPets.org / No More Homeless Pets, Hillsborough County and the ASPCA® hosted our bi-annual Pet Adoption Expo on Saturday, November 15, 2008.
More than 30 animals rescue groups, including The Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County Animal Services, brought hundreds of cats and dogs for adoption. Mike Alstott from The Tampa Bay Buccanneers, and Silver Medalist, Zach Riley, of the 2008 US Olympic sailing team, came out to support pet rescues in our community, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. The best part? The 5000 caring members of our community who attended, adopting hundreds of homeless cats and dogs and generously donating to help care for hundreds more.
Ed Sayres, President of the ASPCA in New York, was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and to judge the booth decorating contest. There were many very enthusiastic participants so it wasn't an easy choice - congratulations to Suncoast Basset Rescue for their "royal" presentation. A special grant from the ASPCA is responsible for helping our animal welfare coalition make dramatic progress in reducing euthanasia rates in our community, turning Tampa Bay into a model for their work across the country. We can't thank them enough.
Best-selling Author, Marsha Boulton, hosted a "Wally Week" event, providing hundreds of valuable gift bags to adoptive familes. The Hillsborough County Veterinary Medical Society showed up in force to provide advice and an initial free exam to all adopted pets. Popular Dog Trainer and Talk Radio Host, Steve Pica from Dogs Gone Wild, offered free training tips and, as usual, Animal Control had free tags for any Hillsborough County pet. Of course, the biggest thanks goes out to all of the dedicated volunteers and grassroots organizations who are always willing to go the extra mile for our pet community. Their work saves thousands of lives every year.
Special thanks to:
The St. Pete Times TBT
Photographer Sarah Lajevardi from SKL Marketing
Monte Evans and Rose Fais from ABBA Video Productions
Sheila Dwyer for her hand-made pet beds door-prize donation
Our Expos are currently held twice a year. Your donations ensure
the event can remain free to our community and all of the rescue
groups who attend. Please donate generously to help save more
lives and support our next Adoption Expo on in April, 2009 - 100%
of your donation directly benefit Homeless Pets in Hillsborough
County. Click here
to HELP A HOMELESS PET NOW!
Tampa Pets - No More Homeless Pets-HC is a registered 501(c)3 - Donations are tax deductible.