Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando invites all pet lovers to join together at Orlando’s largest pet festival and parade “Paws in the Park” returning to beautiful Lake Eola Park on Saturday, February 12 from 10am-4pm.  Paws in the Park supports the mission of Pet Alliance, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency, to educate, shelter, place and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care, and funds raised from the hugely popular event will help Pet Alliance save over 5,200 dogs and cats this year by providing shelter, care and love until they find their forever home.

Kicking off at 10am is the Fundraising Awards, followed by the signature Pet Costume Contest with celebrity judges and cash prizes (New Themes: Stars of Film & TV, Favorite Food, Dogs with Jobs).  Participants and their furry family members can register online and invite their friends and family to join them for the special award ceremony, costume contest and festivities.  Then, all attendees and their fur pals will enjoy a full day of both “human” and “canine” activities.  Activities include the return of the famous dock diving for dogs, lure courses, beer garden, a variety of food trucks and shopping, pet products and more, plus plenty of pet adoption opportunities.  Pet Alliance’s mobile vet unit will also be on site and providing free vaccines. 

“We are extra happy about the return of our Paws in the Park festival this year,” says Pet Alliance Executive Director Steve Bardy.  “After what has undoubtedly been an extremely challenging year for us and for many, we could not think of anything better than gathering together outside with our incredible animal loving community and celebrating the deep love we all have for our furry family members and friends at what is always a fun-filled and memorable day for everyone.”

For more information on Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and to register and fundraise for Paws in the Park, visit and

About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando was founded in 1937 as the Orlando Humane Society.  Since then, the organization has worked hard to provide positive and safe outcomes for pets.  Today, Pet Alliance has a dedicated focus on the welfare and well-being of dogs and cats in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties.  As the “go to” experts in Greater Orlando, they do good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them.  Their goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine.  More than 5,000 surrendered pets and homeless animals turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion and hope through their shelters each year.  Pet Alliance provides food, medical care and shelter for dogs and cats until they find their new homes.  In addition to providing housing and care, Pet Alliance works to develop progressive and innovative programs that help keep pets and people together.  Pet Alliance also provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and animal wellness through their public veterinary clinics.  Their shelter programs are supported entirely by donations from the community they serve.  For more information on Pet Alliance, donations and to see available pets for adoption in real-time, visit

For more information on this event, please click here. This event is just minutes away from The Addison Longwood!