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2022 Festival for the Animals

September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
12006 Jenifer Rd.
Cockeysville, MD 21030 United States
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The MD SPCA’s Festival for the Animals—presented by M&T Bank—is back and better than ever!

Bring your best friend for a party in pet paradise at Padonia Park Club. Tickets start at $39.99 and come with a t-shirt, bandana, and lei! You can also get a silver or gold ticket for more fun swag.

Ticket proceeds will support homeless animals at the MD SPCA!

What’s at the Festival?

Your dog can swim, splash, and shake it out

For the first time ever, make a splash in our Waterpark!

Your pup can swim in the main pool, romp through our dog drench, or go bobbing for hot dogs.

Just remember: owners must show proof of their dog’s vaccination for Rabies, Bordetella, and Distemper/Parvo to participate in the dog swim.

Thanks to partner Baltimore Humane Society for helping to run our dog swim.

Test your dog with our agility course, lure course, and giant fetch

At the top of the hill is Serious Play. Your dog can leap hurdles, traverse tunnels, chase feather toys, and play with giant tennis balls.

Create family fun with our Petscape art activities

Make memories at Petscape, where you can craft dog/cat toys, decorate a dog treat, unleash your pet’s inner artist, build a catnip greenhouse, read to a therapy dog, and more!

Meet a therapy pet with Pets on Wheels

Partner Pets on Wheels will melt your heart with therapy bunnies, dogs, and Squirt the mini-horse. Joining them is Festival legend Darwin the turtle.

Spaw Day, contests & so much more!

Visit Spaw Day to give your pet a fresh hair-do and pawdicure.

Place your pet center-stage in our Pawdacity Pet Contests, including Best Summer Vibe, Silliest Trick, and more.

Grab a bite from delicious food trucks, shop local businesses and nonprofits at vendor row, play classic summer games, and enjoy unique photo-ops throughout the park.


Saving the lives of Maryland animals since 1869.

Explore all the ways to give to the Maryland SPCA.

Your support saves the lives of local cats and dogs.

Help pay for health care essentials and adoption services.

Help pets stay in loving homes where they belong.

Give food, toys, another items to support our mission.

Give cats and dogs the gift of your time.

Provide a temporary home for pets who need extra time.

Join us for training classes and community events.

Life-saving knowledge and resources for all your pets' needs.

Please Note:
The MD SPCA has discontinued training classes to focus our resources on shelter pets.
Click the button on the right for a list of trainers in your area.
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