The Second Annual Fur the Love Pet Fest returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, Feb. 20, 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 is once again hosted by the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the award-winning Instagram @TourwithTeddy and blog “Living A Fairytail.”
Coinciding with National Love Your Pet Day, ﬂower crowns and fur will ﬁll the air during this ulti-mutt Sunday Funday experience. New this year is 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 can capture 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 seeking a unique way to bond with their pup can get down with their dog at the Red Cheetah DOGA (dog yoga) session. A people and pets’ marketplace will feature 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 include 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, is a nod to the music festival Coachella. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme with flower crowns, tie-dye and boho accessories. A limited number of FURshionista tickets ($40), provide VIP entry and entry in the Pupchella Fashion Show for a chance to win a variety of prizes, which include 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.
100% of event profits will benefit 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, a nonprofit organization that was established as a community effort to end the neglect and abuse of animals.
Prior to the event, guests are encouraged to enter the #PUPCHELLA photo contest by uploading a photo of their pet in its Pupchella-inspired finest to https://theloopflb.com/fur-the-love-photo-contest/. The pet who earns the most votes by Feb. 13 will have the opportunity to win a FURshionista VIP package, including two VIP tickets to the Second Annual Fur The Love Pet Fest and one entry in the Pupchellafashion show (a $70 value).
FTL Pet Fest is generously supported by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District. For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit www.FTLPetFest.com
The VIP Bark Brunch includes:
- Picnic for Two Adults and Two Pets – $110.00
- A picnic setup for two guests and two pets
- Brunch and beverages and a picnic blanket
- One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and raffle tickets per guest
- VIP Picnic for Six Adults and Six Pets – $100 per person/$600 per table
- A picnic setup for six guests and six pets for the entire day
- Brunch and beverages
- One gift bag per guest, one flower crown per guest, one tie-bye bandana per dog, and three raffle tickets per guest
- Tickets for DOGA Yoga and Fashion Show Entry
There are a limited number of VIP Bark Brunch tickets available. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. The Caribe Vegan, 30 Slide, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Coffee Vibes Miami will also provide food al la carte to the public.
The schedule of activities includes:
- All Day: Meet Your New Furever Friend at 100+ Abandoned Dog Rescue Adoption Tent
- All Day: Agility Course sponsored by Pawz-itive Dog Training
- 10:30 a.m.: DOGA (dog yoga) – 30-minute session with Red Cheetah Yoga
- 11 a.m.: Bark Brunch
- 12 p.m.: Live Music with JJ and the Florida Oranges
- 1 p.m.: Fashion Show and Contest
- 2 p.m.: Police K9 demonstration
- 3 p.m.: Raffle prize drawing
Selfie Stations includes:
- Road Trippin’ Rover – sponsored by Good Times Roll
- Sit, Stay, Play – sponsored by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District (BID)
- Smooch a Pooch
Confirmed marketplace vendors includes:
All Tails Wag, Bowies Bites, Certified Therapy Dog, Inc., Chico’s Mafia Tough Dog Apparel, Chill Otter Co., EpiPaws, Healthy Smiles Pet Dental, Lorena Cora Pet Photography, Loved and Pampered Pets, Nicole Paints Pet Portraits, Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, Petit Pups Pawtique and More, PetWell Clinic Pembroke Pines, Ponciano Enterprises, Pooch & Patches, Posh Paws Amenities, Ruff House, The Captain’s Cut, Uniquebowtique954, and Urbana Pets LLC
Sunday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The most convenient place to park to access the event is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage.
$10-$40. Children ages under 12 are free.
Package options include:
- General Admission – $10: Three raffle tickets or choice of flower crown or tie-dye dog bandana
- VIP – $30: DOGA experience, one gift bag, one flower crown, one dog tie-dye bandana and three raffle tickets
- FURshionista –$40: Entry in the Pupchella Fashion Show, VIP gift bag, three raffle tickets, one flower crown and one tie-dye dog bandana
For tickets, details, or to participate as a sponsor or vendor, visit www.FTLPetFest.com
About The LOOP
A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the new $65 million, four park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace and DC Alexander Park aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. For more information, visit theloopflb.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow The LOOP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theloopflb and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theloopflb/.
About Hosts, Ana & Teddy
Ana Elvir and her Maltese, Teddy are the dynamic mom and pup duo behind the wildly popular, fun, and entertaining Instagram Page, Tour with Teddy, and ‘Living A Fairytail’ blog. Named Top Inﬂuencer in the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Magazine Readers Poll, Teddy is a sought-after product ambassador, model, and tour guide to some of the most pet-friendly and popular places around the nation. As the host #FTLPetFest he aims to lend a paw and help his fellow furry friends in need. Follow on Instagram @tourwithteddy and at livingafairytail.com
“Look What We Can Do In ’22” Campaign
The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) aims to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun, and year-round activities in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. On Feb. 2, 2022, The LOOP is launching its “Look What We Can Do In ‘22!” sponsor campaign in an effort to raise funds necessary to support active and passive programming related to public health classes, arts and cultural experiences, and additional services to create a welcoming year-round gathering space. The community is encouraged to support the efforts through recurring sponsorships in increments of $22, either once a year ($22/year), once a month ($264/year), once a week ($1,144/year), or once a day ($8,030/year). The LOOP is also actively seeking community partners to commit a one-time annual sponsorship of $2,022, and ten corporate partners to sponsor at the level of $2,022 per month. Pending sponsor levels benefits include LOOP swag, exclusive discounts on ticketed events; vendor booths; entry to monthly giveaways; an e-newsletter subscription; inclusion in promotional materials and social media, recognition on The LOOP’s Community Sponsor and Partners page, and more. To get involved, please visit theloopflb.com/get-involved