13th annual Pet Carnival

Event Details

13th annual Pet Carnival

Time: July 9, 2011 from 11am to 3pm
Location: Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency Center, located just off I-465 South at the Emerson Ave. exit- near Beech Grove
Street: 5425 Victory Drive
City/Town: Indianapolis, IN
Website or Map: http://www.indyvet.com
Phone: 317.782.4418
Event Type: community
Organized By: IVEC
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2011

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Event Description

Each year, Pet Carnival attracts over 1,200 furry friends and their companions, and brings more than 40 pet vendors, shelters and rescues together to educate, entertain and enjoy all aspects of the animal world. Animals will be available for adoption from multiple organizations.


Owners are welcome to suit up their pets in costume and showcase their hidden talents for the Best Dressed Pet and Best Pet Trick competitions, judged by Indiana's weatherman Paul Poteet, IACC's Adam Garrett and Scooby Doo. Participants can sign up at the beginning of the event to ensure a spot on the catwalk.


Events and demonstrations you won’t want to miss include:

11:30 am: Tony Hoard & K9 Friz B Crew

12 pm: Indy K9 College

12:15 pm: Best Dressed Competition

12:45 pm: Indiana State Police K9 Unit

1 pm: Best Trick Competition and presentation of P.E.T.S. Award

1:30 pm: Tony Hoard & K9 Friz B Crew

2 pm: Kasey, the Koorsen Fire & Life Safety Dog

2:30 pm: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Mounted Patrol.


Scooby Doo will make an appearance from 11am to 1pm. Other special features include a pet psychic, free caricatures, $3 pony rides from A Critter’s Chance, professional pet photographer and a “Paw Print” creative expressions area where pets can create original artwork. In addition, there will be a Splash Zone to help all furry patrons cool off.

Pet owners can come prepared to give blood with the Indiana Blood Center mobile as they find out how their companions can also save lives with IVEC's canine and feline blood donor program, which is used at veterinary practices for transfusions during emergency treatments. To reserve your spot to give blood ahead of time, click here!


Pet Supplies Pluswill have coupons and gift cards to award to donors. Tours of IVEC's 21,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility will be offered as well.


Pet owners will have the opportunity to get their pets microchipped at IVEC for only $25 during the event, which includes both the microchip and the registration.


Pet Carnival is FREE to the public and includes plenty of treats to go around for all guests, whether two or four-legged. IVEC asks attendees to donate an item(s) to help assist two area animal shelters: Humane Society of Johnson County and Indianapolis Animal Care & Control.


All pets must be on leashes or in some type of carrier so all parties can enjoy a fun-filled, emergency-free day. Event is set to take place rain or shine.

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