Pet Fest is Sunday, Feb 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lafreniere Park in Metairie. Thanks to sponsors Hill’s Science and Abita Beer admission is free to this mega pet event that will feature an Adopt-A-Thon with more than 40 shelter and rescue groups offering hundreds of adoptable pets. Attendees will also find a Pet Health Watch area with giveaways from Science Diet, costume contest by Pet Krewe, raffle, Pet Marketplace, delicious local cuisine and live entertainment.

The theme of the 2019 event is “Be My Furry Valentine”. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed with their four-legged companions and register to compete in the Pet Costume Contest. Animal advocate Angela Hill, Spud McConnell, Tyrone Hughes and John Schroder will be among the costume contest judges this year.

Brews from Pet Fest Sponsor Abita Beer and a variety of food will be available for purchase from local food vendors including Dat Dog, Crepes a La Cart, Plum St. Snowballs, Curly Q Fry Co., MRTN Ventures, Lil Dustin’s Italian Ice and more. Guests will also enjoy live musical entertainment by the Band Remedy, Mia Kylie and The Remixers.

For animal lovers searching for new members to add to the family, hundreds of homeless animals will be searching for their forever homes. In addition, the Pet Marketplace will house vendors offering the latest in pet nutrition and pet supplies from dozens of local business.

Over 21,000 people attended Pet Fest 2018 and over 100 pets were adopted. All proceeds raised from Pet Fest go to Jefferson SPCA to support and assist the animals of Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter.

Pet Fest is a combined effort by Jefferson SPCA, Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, Jefferson Parish, and the City of Kenner. For the latest updates on participating rescues and vendors, visit or

About the Jefferson SPCA
The Jefferson SPCA exists to support the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, and aid in its lifesaving mission. Our programs prevent and address animal cruelty and provide much-needed medical treatment, rescues, and ultimately adoptions for homeless pets. We boast one for the most ambitious spay and neuter programs in the country and are committed to the treatment and eradication of heartworm in pets that would otherwise be euthanized. We rely on your support to continue these vital programs and to save and improve the lives of Louisiana’s kindest and furriest residents.