Pets in the Park

Get ready for your favourite festival for fur-iends! The Edmonton Humane Society invites you to Pets in the Park on Sunday, June 23 at Buena Vista Park. This festival also includes our annual EHS Run for Pets!

  • EHS Events Offsite


June 23


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Buena Vista Park

Back for another day of festival fun in the sun, we’re ready to paw-ty. Come celebrate the special bond we have with our pets as we raise funds supporting EHS and enjoy a day full of paw-some events and activities for people and pets. This event is free to attend and so are all of our activity stations!

9:00 a.m.

Start of the EHS Walk/Run for Pets.

10:00 a.m.

The festival officially opens!

4:00 p.m.

The festival

We’re Back at Buena Vista Park

This year’s event is once again located at Buena Vista Park!

The park is located on the north bank of the river, adjacent to Sir Wilfred Laurier Park.

Join The EHS Run For Pets!

Get ready to leash-up, lace-up and collect pledges to help animals in need!

Join us as an individual paw-ticipant or gather your pack and register together! By signing up for the EHS Run/Walk for Pets, sponsored by Champion Petfoods, you’re taking a meaningful step to help homeless animals in our care at the Edmonton Humane Society.

Choose between the 5km run or the 2.5km walk on Sunday, June 23 at 9 a.m. (with warm-up at 8:30 a.m.) in Buena Vista Park and together, let’s work towards our $32,000 fundraising goal. Your support will not only enrich the lives of people and pets but also make you eligible to earn some fur-tastic prizes! You can register right up until the Run/Walk kicks off, but we recommend doing so ahead of time so that you can pick up your EHS paw-ticipant Run/Walk swag bag!*

*Limited quantities of swag bags. Register early and pick up your swag bag before the event. For more details, click on the registration link below.

Plan Your Day at Pets in the Park

Get ready to plan a day full of fun in the sun! Check out the official Pets in the Park festival map, schedule and shuttle services to help make enjoying festival day a breeze.

Start training to participate in one of our most popular events at the Pets in the Park outdoor festival – the Dachshund Dash! Compete against other Dachshunds to the cheers of adoring fans and celebrate the human-animal bond with the Edmonton Humane Society.

Here’s how to qualify:

  • Be an adorable Dachshund who is comfortable in large crowds of people and other pets.
  • Register in person on the day of the event!

Make sure to arrive early on June 23 to meet the event organizers and get ready to race!

Food Trucks

Thank you to all our food truck vendors joining us this year!

  • Alex Mobile Food Concession
  • Black Sheep Eatery
  • Drift Food Truck & Eatery
  • Fat Franks
  • Lemon Heaven
  • Mr. Waffle
  • Poutine World
  • Royal Treats
  • Sheeba Indian Street Food
  • Smokehouse BBQ

Market Vendors

Each year we have wonderful vendors join us at Pets in the Park! Here’s who you’ll see at this year’s festival.

  • All Things Embroidery
  • BE.Essential
  • Clumsy Cat Birdhouses / Backyard Birds Nature Shop
  • Crafty Chantzy
  • Cronch
  • Dear Dog Treats
  • Designs by Dodge
  • Firststrike reptile supplies LTD
  • Galaxy Pet Treats
  • Herptile Rescue and Education Foundation
  • Hometown Decor Laser Cutting and Engraving
  • IROC Spirit Pet Connect
  • Kookeez Dog Treats Inc.
  • Leduc Brewing
  • Molly’s Delights
  • Mung Kitchen
  • My Monster Mutt Threads
  • Naked Bull
  • Oli + Fetch Pet Inc
  • Prairie Poly
  • Queen of Polos
  • Super Bowls
  • WOOLgathering

Pets in the Park Event Schedule

Time Program
10 a.m. EHS Run for Pets Closing Ceremony
10:30 a.m Spandy Andy
11:30 a.m. Humane Education
11:45 a.m. Martina Dawn Acoustic Performance
12:30 p.m. EHS Training Academy
12:45 p.m. Spandy Andy
1:45 p.m. Martina Dawn Acoustic Performance
2:30 p.m. Humane Education
3:15 p.m. EHS Training Academy
3:45 p.m. 50/50 Draw and Closing Remarks

Time Program
11:45 a.m. Companion Animal Trivia
12:00 p.m. Pet-Sitting Practice: Bandaging
1:30 p.m. Animal Ear Craft
2:45 p.m. Pet-Sitting Practice: Bandaging
3:30 p.m. Companion Animal Trivia

How to Get to the Festival

There will be limited parking available at Buena Vista Park. Shuttle services will be available at Southgate Mall and the Edmonton Humane Society. Alternatively, we suggest carpooling or having someone drop attendees off at Buena Vista Park.

Shuttle Buses

There will be shuttle buses available to make your travel easier to Pets in The Park. There are two locations for shuttles will be located at for park and ride to Buena Vista Park: our shelter and Southgate Mall.

Both locations will have round-trip pickups, to get people and pets to and from the festival. The buses will have 70 seats available.

EHS Shuttle Bus

Pick-up for the shuttle bus from EHS will be located on our shelter campus, outside our Adoption Gallery doors.

The trip from EHS takes approximately 20 minutes each way.

Southgate Mall Shuttle Bus

Pick-up for the shuttle bus from Southgate Mall will be located in the south east parking lot near Hudson’s Bay, just off of 108A St NW.

The trip takes approximately 15 minutes each way.

Buena Vista Shuttle Bus Pick-up and Drop-off

Drop-off and pick-up for attendees at Buena Vista Park will be located on Buena Vista Road NW. It’s approximately a 5-minute walk to the festival grounds from this location.

There are five bus times available for travel from EHS to the Park on event day, please view the available trips below:

Leaving EHS Arriving Buena Vista Park
6:30 a.m. 6:50 a.m.
7:15 a.m. 7:35 a.m.
8:00 a.m. 8:20 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 9:20 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 11:50 a.m.
12:30 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 3:50 p.m.


There are ten bus times available for travel from Buena Vista Park to EHS on event day, please
view the available trips below:

Leaving Buena Vista Park Arriving EHS
10:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m.
11:45 a.m. 12:05 p.m.
1:45 p.m. 2:10 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 2:50 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:20 p.m.
5:00 p.m. 5:20 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 5:55 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 6:20 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 6:55 p.m.

This bus runs continually all day, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Southgate Mall and, travelling to Buena Vista Park and then returning again. The bus willl pick-up and drop-off people and pets waiting at either stop.

Thank you to our sponsors

Top Dog Sponsor

Paw-sitive Partner

Cat's Meow

Loyal Companions

Animal Ally

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