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The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach to Host 2nd Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest on Feb. 20.



The Second Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, Feb. 20, at its new location, Las Olas Oceanside Park, aka The LOOP. Celebrating Fort Lauderdale’s love for their furry companions with a day of four-legged fun, the event is once again hosted by the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the award-winning Instagram @TourwithTeddy and blog "Living A Fairytail."


Coinciding with National Love Your Pet Day, flower crowns and fur will fill the air during this ulti-mutt Sunday Funday experience. New this year is the VIP bark brunch picnic featuring indie-acoustic tunes courtesy of JJ and the Florida Oranges band.


Welcoming locals and visitors of all ages, attendees can capture Instagramable moments through a variety of activities, including the Pawz-itive Dog Training Agility Course and Road-Tripping Rover VW Bus photobooth, sponsored by Good Times Roll. Those seeking a unique way to bond with their pup can get down with their dog at the Red Cheetah DOGA (dog yoga) session. A people and pets’ marketplace will feature three dozen new and returning vendors, ranging from pet services: Certified Therapy Dog, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental and PetWell Clinic Pembroke Pines to a plethora of pet and people clothing, food, and accessories. Vendors include Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Petit Pups Pawtique and More, and Ruff House, to name a few.


Fur the Love Pet Fest’s 2022 theme, Pupchella, is a nod to the music festival Coachella. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme with flower crowns, tie-dye and boho accessories. A limited number of FURshionista tickets ($40), provide VIP entry and entry in the Pupchella Fashion Show for a chance to win a variety of prizes, which include a one-night stay with your pet at The Kimpton Goodland Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach in a premium guest room, a professional pet photo session with FTLPetFest official photographer, Lorena Cora Photography (a $499 value) and a $100 Ruff House Gift Card.


100% of event profits will benefit 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, a nonprofit organization that was established as a community effort to end the neglect and abuse of animals.


Prior to the event, guests are encouraged to enter the #PUPCHELLA photo contest by uploading a photo of their pet in its Pupchella-inspired finest to https://theloopflb.com/fur-the-love-photo-contest/. The pet who earns the most votes by Feb. 13 will have the opportunity to win a FURshionista VIP package, including two VIP tickets to the Second Annual Fur The Love Pet Fest and one entry in the Pupchella fashion show (a $70 value).


FTL Pet Fest is generously supported by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District. For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit www.FTLPetFest.com


The VIP Bark Brunch includes:


Picnic for Two Adults and Two Pets – $110.00

  • A picnic setup for two guests and two pets

  • Brunch and beverages and a picnic blanket

  • One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and raffle tickets per guest

VIP Picnic for Six Adults and Six Pets – $100 per person/$600 per table

  • A picnic setup for six guests and six pets for the entire day

  • Brunch and beverages

  • One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and three raffle tickets per guest

  • Tickets for DOGA Yoga and Fashion Show Entry

There are a limited number of VIP Bark Brunch tickets available. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tropical Smoothie Café will sample fresh smoothies, while The Caribe Vegan, 30 Slide, Baguette Plus, Maja Vegan Heaven, and Coffee Vibes Miami will provide food for à la carte purchase to the public.


The schedule of activities includes:


· ALL DAY: 100+ ADOPTION TENT Meet Your New Furever Friend

· ALL DAY: AGILITY COURSE: sponsored by Pawz-itive Dog Training

· ALL DAY: QUICK CARICATURES: sponsored by FTLBeach BID

· 10:30 am: DOGA with Red Cheetah Yoga ( VIP )

· 11:00 am: BARK BRUNCH

· 11:20 am: DOGA with Red Cheetah Yoga (VIP & Open Public)

· 11:50 am: RAFFLE PRIZE DRAWING #1

· 12:00 pm FASHION SHOW & CONTEST

· 1:00 pm LIVE MUSIC with JJ & the FLORIDA ORANGES

· 2:00 pm POLICE K9 DEMONSTRATION

· 3:00 pm RAFFLE PRIZE DRAWING #2


Selfie Stations includes:

  • Road Trippin’ Rover – sponsored by Good Times Roll

  • Sit, Stay, Play – sponsored by FTLBeach BID

  • Smooch a Pooch / Kiss A Kitty Booth – sponsored by Stoked on Salt

Confirmed marketplace vendors includes:


All Tails Wag, Big Paw Energy, Bowies Bites, The Captain's Cut, Catskill Style & Design, Certified Therapy Dog, Inc., Chico's Mafia Tough Dog Apparel, Chill Otter Co., Epipaws, Ginger Brie, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental, Let's Get You Trained Up, Lorena Cora Pet Photography, Loved and Pampered Pets, Luz Flora, Nicole Paints Pet Portraits, Pet Junction Magazine, Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Petit Pups Pawtique & More, Petwell Clinic Pembroke Pines, Pooch & Patches, Posh Paws Amenities, Ruff House, Soflo Corktails, Stoked On Salt, Think Goodness ( Origami Owl ), Tidy Pets, Uniquebowtique954, Urbana Pets, Wear Stones.


The event will take place at Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage.


The cost is $10-$40. Children ages under 12 are free.


Package options include:

  • General Admission – $10: Three raffle tickets or choice of flower crown or tie-dye dog bandana

  • VIP – $30: DOGA experience, one gift bag, one flower crown, one dog tie-dye bandana and three raffle tickets

  • FURshionista – $40: Entry in the Pupchella Fashion Show, VIP gift bag, three raffle tickets, one flower crown and one tie-dye dog bandana

For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit www.FTLPetFest.com


By ML Staff. Top image by Unsplash, T.R Photography.




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