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The Second Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest Returned to The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach

On Feb. 20, The Second Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest returned to Fort Lauderdale Beach 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 was once again hosted by the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the award-winning Instagram @TourwithTeddy and blog "Living A Fairytail." 100% of event proceeds benefitted local pet rescues.

Coinciding with National Love Your Pet Day, flower crowns and fur filled the air during this ulti-mutt Sunday Funday experience. New this year was 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 captured 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 who were seeking a unique way to bond with their pup got down with their dog at the Red Cheetah DOGA (dog yoga) session. A people and pets’ marketplace featured 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 included 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, was a nod to the music festival Coachella. Guests were encouraged to dress in theme with flower crowns, tie-dye and boho accessories. Guests had the opportunity to participate in the Pupchella Fashion Show for a chance to win a variety of prizes, which included 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.

FTL Pet Fest was generously supported by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District. For more information, visit

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The Loop


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