Dogs Have their Day as Downtown Haddonfield Hosts the Second Annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ Charity Event Saturday, April 9

Downtown Haddonfield will once again celebrate our four legged friends with pet-related promotions, adoption opportunities and pet-friendly activities during Haddonfield’s second annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ charity event on Saturday, April 9 from noon – 4 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, April 10 from noon – 4 p.m.).

The event will feature an opportunity to adopt a dog and/or cat from the local Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) along Kings Highway from noon – 4 p.m. Various vendors and other shelters will also offer pet adoption opportunities throughout the day in the Downtown.

“Pet-a-Palooza is not only a great opportunity for visitors to bring their pets to enjoy the Downtown during a day dedicated to our four-legged friends, but also a chance to become a pet ‘person’ by adopting a pet; and to donate to a great cause – the CCAS,” said Remi Fortunato, Retail Recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield.

DJ Frank Staff will perform musical entertainment throughout the day behind the gazebo at Kings Court. Additional activities and attractions include a pet bakery and gourmet treats at Ahead of the Pack (207 Kings Highway East) during the entire event. Along with a balloon artist and face painter, there will be pet-related service providers available, a mobile vet van, handcrafted pet products and a caricaturist. All participation vendors’ fees will be donated to the CCAS.

Want to capture a forever moment with your loving pet? Colette Oswald Photography (40 Tanner Street) will be offering Pet Portraits in her studio by appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time allows. For more details or to make an appointment, visit her website at, call 856-428-1911 or email her at

Join the fun and upload a unique photo of your pet for a chance to win a $25 townwide gift certificate. The photo must be submitted before Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. at The photo will be displayed on the Downtown Haddonfield website in a gallery that will be available to the public. A notification email will be sent to the pet photo winner.

New this year will be a Pet Fashion Walk down a red carpet in Kings Court beginning at noon. Dress your furry friend in his or her finest attire and capture the spotlight on our red carpet. Register online at; first 50 registrants will receive a “WAG Bag” upon arrival at the Walk, courtesy of Ahead of the Pack. Participants who don’t register online or in advance are welcome to join in the day of the event.

Following the Pet Fashion Walk will be a Pet Talent Contest beginning at 2 p.m. in Kings Court. Show off your pet’s best tricks and skills for a chance to win a $25 Haddonfield townwide gift certificate and a $25 gift certificate from Ahead of the Pack.

If you would like to donate to the CCAS, you can do so at their Kings Highway adoption booth near Kings Court, or bring pet items such as sheets, blankets, towels, beds, food and toys to Ahead of the Pack, located at 207 Kings Highway East or at the Haddonfield Information Center, located at 2 Kings Court.

In the event of rain, ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ will take place Sunday, April 10 from noon – 4 p.m. For more information about Downtown Haddonfield and Pet-a-Palooza, please visit

About Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS)
Founded by the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1997, the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) has been fighting to reduce the overwhelming stray/unwanted animal population in its county. CCAS is an open admissions shelter and takes in over 6,000 companion animals from 17 municipalities in Camden County every year. CCAS provides Camden County with low-cost spay and neutering options. By providing the service at such a low cost, CCAS hopes to reduce the number of stray/unwanted animals in the county.