Holiday Events Benefiting Pet Alliance

Attention, Orlando! November is packed with holiday and fall events for every pet lover or those looking to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year! Take a look at a few partner events, fun-raisers, and more!

"Yappy Hour" at World of Beer Downtown Orlando

Saturday, November 14
12 – 4PM

Proceeds Benefit the
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

✨DRINK SPECIAL✨
$6 Tito’s Handmade Vodka Cocktails

World of Beer Downtown Orlando
431 E Central Blvd ste b, Orlando, FL 32801

Dog Days Pet Portraits with MacBeth Studios

Thursday, November 19 – Friday, November 20
View available time slots here.

❄️ Barking in a Winter Pupperland! ❄️

Macbeth Studio has teamed up again with Appleton Creative to make pet lovers’ wishes come true!
 
The annual Dog Days Pet Portrait charity event to benefit the @petalliancego will be on November 19th & 20th.
 
Proceeds Benefit the
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

2020 "My Best Friend" Wine Release at Quantum Leap Winery

Thursday, November 19
5:30 – 7:30PM

You’re invited to drop by Quantum Leap Winery for the exclusive release of the 2020 My Best Friends Rescue Red Wine release!

We had a recorder breaking year fundraising during our annual photo contest, so we’re thrilled to help present the 2020 winners, Wilson and Sooki, to the public!

Stop by and try the newest Rescue Red and pick-up a bottle (or case) for the holidays!

Quantum Leap Winery
 1312 Wilfred Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Holiday Wander at the Mall at Millenia

November 28 – December 24
Wednesday through Saturday Noon – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm

100% of proceeds benefit Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. 

Experience an interactive imagination experience with selfie extravaganzas at the Mall at Mellenia! Picture yourself in candy cane swirls, a snowflake blizzard, inside a giant snow globe, or on a rooftop as Santa in his sleigh pass by!   

Join the fun by coloring a massive Holiday Wander mural designed by NYC artist, Jon Burgerman.  Before you leave, opt for a takeaway customizable cape, tote, pencil case and more!    

Admission per person $5 donation, and optional $5 donation for crafts. Fun for all ages! Located on level 2 near the Grand Court.

8th Annual Violectric Holiday Show @ Lake Eola Amphitheatre

Saturday, December 12 at 7:00pm
Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Are you craving a live, high energy OUTDOOR rock show this holiday season? Come to the 8th Annual Violectric Holiday Show at Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, December 12 at 7:00pm! It is FREE (donations for Pet Alliance shelter pets are encouraged), family and pet-friendly and will be simulcast around the entire lake on their audio system.

Please visit our Wish List for a list of needs for our shelter pets including, food, treats, towels, supplies, and more. 

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Dog Day Afternoon Pup Crawl & Costume Contest

Bring your pup to the Mills 50 District for the annual Dog Day Afternoon Pup Crawl & Costume Contest on Sunday, October 18 from 1pm – 4pm.

This will be a socially distant “Pup Crawl” as we hop from one of Mills 50’s 12 participating bars and restaurants. Don’t forget to mask up for a frightful time! Pups in Halloween costumes can win prizes, compliments of Loch Haven Veterinary HospitalAdults in costumes can win prizes too!

Up to 50% of wristband sales will be donated to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. We will be at The Twisted Handle with some adorable adoptable dogs.

Purchase a wristband for $5 at Ten 10 Brewing Company or The Twisted Handle and take advantage of drink specials at twelve participating bars & businesses. The first 100 pups (accompanied by an adult) will receive a bandana, compliments of our partner Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Pups in costumes can win prizes, compliments of Loch Haven Veterinary Hospital! Adults in costumes can win prizes too!

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Since 2018, Community Outreach Manager Cathy Houde, has canvassed 22 square miles of east Orlando’s Azalea Park neighborhoods searching for feral cats. “It’s rare when we go door to door and occupants are not aware of the stray cats wandering their neighborhood,” says Cathy. “Most residents are in tune with who’s in their yard, or even the cats

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25,000 Pounds of Pet Food Distributed to Families in Need

No pet parent should have to feel the panic and stress of prioritizing pet food purchases against a laundry list of other financial responsibilities. Especially if it means the difference between keeping their beloved pets or surrendering them to the shelter.

But as the spread of COVID-19 increased this summer in Florida, so did the struggles for millions of families who are feeling the pressure of unemployment or reduced wages. The Pet Alliance Pet Food Pantry immediately went into action with our Feed the Need campaign, which to date has given out over 25,000 pounds of pet food to families in need!

Each week, our shelters have dedicated Pet Food Food Pantry pick-up days. Pet owners can stop by either shelter location on  Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday between the hours of 12 pm and 5 pm to secure food for their furry family members. However, we have reached the most people in need through the two Free Pet Food Drive-Up Giveaway events we hosted in May and July.

Pet Alliance’s second and most recent event occurred on July 26. Pet owners arrived more than an hour early to secure their spot line, which stretched from Pet Alliance down Conroy Road to John Young Parkway. Thanks to the generous support from our friends at Tito’s Handmade Vodka, we had an additional $2,000 worth of pet food to hand out alongside the many donations from our community.

Staff and volunteers spent the morning placing nearly 10,000 pounds of pet food into the car trunks of over 200 grateful families — many even brought their dogs by to say “thank you” themselves. 

We say it often because it’s true, the best place for a pet to be is with their loving family. But, we know the road ahead isn’t going to be easy for many, and it is clear to us that there is still more need

If you would like to donate a bag of food, they can be ordered online and shipped to us or dropped off at either shelter location. Check out our wish list for easy shipping options from Amazon.

Orlando Shelter
2727 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839

Sanford Shelter
2800 County Home Road
Sanford, FL 32773

If you know someone who needs help from the Pet Food Pantry, please share this resource with them. They can drop by either shelter on Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday between the hours of 12 pm and 5 pm to secure food for their furry family members.

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Two Zip Codes Down, Many More To Go

Since 2018, Community Outreach Manager Cathy Houde, has canvassed 22 square miles of east Orlando’s Azalea Park neighborhoods searching for feral cats. “It’s rare when we go door to door and occupants are not aware of the stray cats wandering their neighborhood,” says Cathy. “Most residents are in tune with who’s in their yard, or even the cats

Read More »

Kole Has Been Looking for a Home for 82 Days

For 7-year-old Kole, New Year’s Eve marks his 82nd day at the shelter searching for a forever home. With the average length of stay for most dogs at Pet Alliance being 9 days, he’s been in our care 8x as long.  It’s hard to think about what he’s missed out on this year while at

Read More »

Feed the Need this Pawliday Season!

Donate to Feed the Need Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando continues to operate its Pet Food Pantry at slightly higher than average levels this holiday season. Many families have struggled this year due to COVID-19 and now with the added financial pressure of the holidays some are having to do without. We never want pet

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FREE Pet Food Drive-Thru on Friday, May 1, 2020

If you or someone you know is in need of a helping “paw” with pet supplies, then join Pet Alliance on Friday, May 1 as we hand out FREE pet food to our community.

From 10a-12p at our shelters, we will have contactless curbside pick up for dog and cat food up to 40 pounds per vehicle.

Staff will be social distancing themselves as you pull up to the shelter and will place all food in the trunk of your car.

Questions? Please call (407) 351 – 7722

 

Pick-up Details

📅 Friday, May 1, 2020
⏰ 10am – 12pm

Two locations:
📍 Orlando Shelter
2727 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839

📍 Sanford Shelter
2800 County Home Road
Sanford, FL 32773

*Dog and cat food only

*Limited to 40 pounds per vehicle

Two Zip Codes Down, Many More To Go

Since 2018, Community Outreach Manager Cathy Houde, has canvassed 22 square miles of east Orlando’s Azalea Park neighborhoods searching for feral cats. “It’s rare when we go door to door and occupants are not aware of the stray cats wandering their neighborhood,” says Cathy. “Most residents are in tune with who’s in their yard, or even the cats

Read More »

Kole Has Been Looking for a Home for 82 Days

For 7-year-old Kole, New Year’s Eve marks his 82nd day at the shelter searching for a forever home. With the average length of stay for most dogs at Pet Alliance being 9 days, he’s been in our care 8x as long.  It’s hard to think about what he’s missed out on this year while at

Read More »

Feed the Need this Pawliday Season!

Donate to Feed the Need Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando continues to operate its Pet Food Pantry at slightly higher than average levels this holiday season. Many families have struggled this year due to COVID-19 and now with the added financial pressure of the holidays some are having to do without. We never want pet

Read More »

Paws in the Park 2020 Raises a Record-Breaking $154,000!

It was a day for the dogs (and the occasional cat), as thousands of pet people came out to support Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s 28th annual Paws in the Park — Orlando Largest Pet Parade & Festival! It was a record-breaking year, with $154,000 raised to support Pet Alliance’s mission of caring, compassion, and hope for the over 6,600 homeless dogs and cats who temporarily call Pet Alliance home. In an amazing turn of events, we anticipate that this number will continue to rise as funds are still coming in! 

But the excitement doesn’t end there! EIGHT shelter dogs found their furever homes while at the Pet First Adoption Zone at Paws in the Park!

Attendees enjoyed a fun-filled day of dog and human activities including the always popular dock diving, the Zesty Paws lure courses and even had a chance to win a $200 cash prize in the PAWrade Costume Contest sponsored by Loews Hotels & Co.

The fun didn’t stop there as more than 60 vendors and 14 food trucks were located throughout Lake Eola for shopping and delicious food options. The beer/cocktail garden was a popular hangout for dogs and humans alike, with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, V Group, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., PRP Wine, Chihuahua Cerveza, and Newground all in attendance!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors and the walkers that registered and raised money for making the day an enormous success! We’ll be back next year at Lake Eola Park on February 6, 2021.

If you are interested in joining the event committee or getting involved in the 2021 Paws in the Park, please contact Event Manager Caryn Freas at [email protected] or (407) 248-1744. Enjoy our photo gallery from the 2019 Paws in the Park below:

Thank you to our Event Sponors

Paws in the Park 2020 — Photo Gallery

Essential Guide to Paws in the Park 2020

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, pet lovers from all over Central Florida will gather at beautiful Lake Eola to support Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s mission at Paws in the Park

As Orlando’s largest pet parade and festival, there are plenty of opportunities to get you and your pet out in the community. So grab your leash and your float, fun times are on their way!

See our top ways to join the celebration below, but first we have the Paws in the Park Event Map — click to download:

New This Year: Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Loews Hotels & Co!

Best in Show will win a $200 cash prize! Additional prizes for the top three winners in each category.

If you have a creative AND competitive spirit, then enter the juried PAWrade Costume Contest! *Entry is $15 donation for the following categories:

  • Superheroes
  • Favorite Food
  • Binge-Worthy TV Shows

Must register prior to the event here.

Reed Nissan Rest Stop

Feeling thirsty? Drop by the Reed Nissan Rest Stop for all your hydration needs — dog bowls included!

Zesty Paws Lure Course 

Your pup will have the opportunity to burn off some extra calories at the Lure Course. They’ll run with all their might to catch the mechanical lure! (Large Breed $10 | Small Breed $5)

American Sporting Dogs Dock Diving

Your dog will have the opportunity to try their jumping skills as they launch into a 40-foot pool of water off the custom made dock! ($20)

The Rocky’s Retreat Fun Zone

Doggie Tattoos, bobbing for tennis balls, photo booths, craft activities for kids and more! Visit the Rocky’s Retreat Fun Zone (near the beer garden) to have tons of fun and educational opportunities!

Beer Garden

Need some time to unwind and just enjoy Lake Eola and the doggie sights? Take some time to enjoy the new beer garden at Paws in the Park. Open 11a-3:30p.

Skin Wars Artist – Shannon Holt

Visit the body painting booth by the beer garden! Skin Wars runner-up, Shannon Holt will paint a lucky few! Faces, arms, legs…if you’re going to try it, it may as well be by the best! 

Orlando Health – Photo Booth and Therapy Teams

Stop by the Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center photo booth near dock diving. Speak with the pet therapy team and see if your dog has what it takes!

Food Trucks

The best food trucks in town will be joining us! See our Vendor Page for a full list of the delicious food that will be available! 

20TH Century Fox’s – THE CALL OF THE WILD

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, the new adventure film, “THE CALL OF THE WILD” from 20th Century Fox comes to Paws in the Park! Stop by their booth near the Beer Garden for free goodies and your chance to win a FREE pass for two to attend the Orlando advance screening of the film!

Adopt

Not only will Pet Alliance be present with plenty of lovable, furry friends other local rescues and non-profit organizations will be present too. 

Use #PetAllianceGO or #PawsintheParkGO to post your pictures and video day of for a chance to get featured on our social channels.