Get out your fanciest dog collar, or make plans to adopt a cute pooch or kitten as pets and animal care will be the focus of a fair Saturday at Bailey Road park in Cornelius.
The Best Friends Super Adoption Pet Fair will kick off with a “Strut Your Mutt” march, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and prizes for the first three finishers and the best dressed canine. The $20 entrance fee for the march will benefit spay/neuter programs in the Lake Norman area.
The fair will feature hundreds of pets of all varieties, plus vendors, clinics, refreshments and more, running from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bailey Road Park football field.
Pet stars Red Ruff the PETCO dog and Sparky the NASCAR Speed Park Mascot are expected to be on hand for the event.
At the adoption fair, expect to see more than just dogs and cats, as representatives will be on hand from Waterfowl Rescue, Equine Rescue and Parrot University.
Kids will be able to participate in the “Be Kind to Animals” poster contest while adults may want to attend the Low Cost Micro-Chip Clinic or check out the design plans for the new North Mecklenburg Animal Shelter.
The event is sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society, with Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Friends for Life LKN