Community Events

Pet Food Warehouse presents Wag it Forward: a Festival for Pets! 

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 10am

This fall, Pet Food Warehouse presents the biggest dog party in Vermont at the Champlain Valley Exposition with the aim of drawing attention to the many great animal welfare groups we have in our community, and to provide a fundraising opportunity for these groups and the animals they benefit.

Last year Wag It Forward featured 26 local rescue and animal welfare organizations, 40 vendors, 7 demos, over 1900 attendees, and 750 dogs! Pet Food Warehouse was able to donate over $370 to each of the 26 participating nonprofits from The Wag It Forward fund: a great result from a beautiful and fun-filled day for people and pets!

Saddle up for a Wag It Forward unlike our past events. This year, head West with PFW for a day themed in all things wild, dusty, and frontiers-y. We are calling all cowboys, charros, ranchers, riders, rustlers, and wranglers to come together to make this nonprofit festival for pets our biggest bonanza yet!

Like last year, Wag It Forward 2019 will kick off with the Chase Away Canine Cancer 5K fun run before the event; Dock Dogs will be also be returning for a weekend of dog dock diving fun open to all; live music will keep your head bopping; local food vendors will provide top-notch chow and local brews; and the Fun Zone showcases family-friendly activities for young and old buckaroos alike. We are also excited to present many new attractions and activities while spotlighting local animals in need.

Get in on the revelry: If you or someone you know would like to be involved in this year's Wag It Forward festival, please email

Mark your calendars for Bark and Brew 2019!


Hosted by the Chittenden County Humane Society at 142 Kindness Court in South Burlington, VT, come on down with your canine companions and join in on the festivity full of food, fun, and if you’re in the mood, tasty brews from many different local Breweries!


A “Big Dog” $15 donation will get you Beer and Food tickets, as well as pup play yard access!

A “Social Puppy” $5 donation will get you Food tickets and pup play yard access too!


The event is from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Humane Society location above, and the dates and Breweries in attendance are as follows:


August 15th 2019- Switchback Brewing Co.

August 22nd 2019- Queen City Brewery

August 29th 2019- Citizen Cider

September 5th 2019- Foam Brewers

September 12th 2019- Zero Gravity Brewery

September 19th 2019- Kickback Brewery & Goodwater Brewery


Hope to see you there! Come on down to get Unleashed and bring your dog to the play yard!