SUNDAY 9/15/13 from 12-4

Pets are welcome!

This event is to help increase our community’s awareness and support of our St. Croix Valley pet related non-profit organizations who help our neighbors and pets in need.

This event is the joint efforts the 5 organizations in the above menu.

These organizations work hard to provide our St. Croix Valley communities with:
* Spay/Neuter Assistance to provide reduced fees for the altering of family pets in need of help.
* Pet Food Assistance for families struggling to feed their beloved furry friends. *Financial Assistance for basic needs to keep a pet in its home rather than be surrendered or euthanized due to financial limitations. * Foster Home Programs to provide a temporary, safe and loving environment for homeless and unwanted pets * Adoption Programs where unwanted pets find permanent homes after receiving medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and lots of love. * Pet Finding Network to find and report lost pets in our St. Croix Valley communities. * In the future to build a Humane Society facility on already purchased land in St Croix county.

Activities are listed on the left. Click & view.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Hoffman Park is in River Falls on Division St. There are two ways to get there. You can go east on Division off Main St or take the hospital exit off Highway 65 and turn right at the stop sign.

Park will be open at 10:00 AM for setup. Event starts at 12:00 and ends at 4:00 PM.

We are looking forward to having a fun time with you and your pet!


Overnight camping is available on a first come basis.  Pitch a tent or park an RV.  Electrical hookups, water, grills, bathrooms and showers.  No reservations needed.  For more information and cost contact River Falls Park Dept 715-425-0924.


Please do not park in the camping area.

Stop at the entrance table to pick up a bag of free stuff (while supplies last), pooper bags, and to purchase tickets for games and food.

YOU MUST SIGN A RELEASE IF YOU HAVE YOUR PET WITH YOU. The waiver says that you are responsible for your pet's actions and your pet will be on leash at all times.

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Denyse will have her machine to do personalized embroidery on sight! She will  have handmade dog scarves for sale and you can have customized embroidery done at the Petapalooza! How cool to have a cute saying or your dog's name on the doggy scarf! If you have something you would like personalized, bring it with you. She loves to make people smile with her designs or yours.

Check out her work on her website.
Deezyns By Denyse


STOP AT THE ENTRANCE TABLE AS YOU MUST SIGN A RELEASE IF YOU HAVE YOUR PET. The waiver says that you are responsible for your pet's actions and your pet will be on leash at all times.   This does include all the Non-Profits with adoptable pets.

Please keep your dog on leash as you walk the paths through the park and in the woods.

No dogs will be allowed in the building or bathrooms.  If you need someone to handle your dog, just ask someone.  There will be plenty of dogless people near by.

No pets are allowed to be left in cars. 

Bring your pet his own water bottle or bowl.  There is an outside faucet on the garage facing the hockey rink..  A wading pool will also be available for cooling down.

PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET IN THE PARK AREA AND WOODS.  It is what a responsible pet owner does!  You will be given a poop bag when you enter and there are always more available. 



Back again this year by popular demand - Sloppy Joes, Wild Rice Soup, homemade baked goods, and beverages. I can't wait to eat! 
Oh ya, there is free pet food samples for your hungry canine friend or curious cat.


We are excited to have Cattail String Band to entertain us this year! The Cattail String Band is a musical "group" in the truest sense of the word. All four members contribute on lead and back-up vocals, as well as multiple stringed and percussion instruments.

Tight harmonies, original songs and fresh interpretations of great music from a broad range of styles makes for a truly fun time. They are one of the most fun groups to form in this region. Their music is as diverse as their personalities! If it's worth singing.........they'll sing it. Celtic, Americana, Folk Rock, Gospel, "Softgrass", Country, originals, & who knows?????? Their appeal is so wide ranging, you see them one day in a biker-bar and next day doing a church benefit!

Cattail String Band is supporting CatTown Rescue so please stop by and drop off a donation in their Kitty Tin.

Cattail String Band
Listen to their music
Like them on Facebook

Monday, July 15, 2013


Cocker Spaniel Resources is setting up a Kissing Booth.  No, you do not kiss one of their volunteers but get a sloppy kiss from one of their Cocker Spaniels! 

Support this organization with a donation and get a wet nose in the face and a tongue slap on the cheek from an adorable Cocker.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Cocker Spaniel Resources will be micro-chipping.  You can have your pet implanted with a microchip and join the national registry at the event.  Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home.
Mickey B is looking for a loving home.
The statistics indicate that missing pets rarely make it home:
• The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
• One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, including 53 animal shelters across the U.S., confirmed the high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their families, and the importance of microchip registration. From the study:
• Only about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase).
• Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. The return-to-owner rate for microchipped cats was dramatically higher at over 38 percent (more than 2000 percent better).
• Only 58 percent of the microchipped animals’ microchips had been registered in a database with their pet parent’s contact information.

Every veterinarian in St Croix county has a scanner to read a microchip. 


River Falls Library Pet StoryTime @ 1:00 & 3:00 - Gather around Monica as she will have a great dog /cat story book to read to the kids.

Fetch A Bone - Petapalooza Game of Chance. 50 cents each or 3/$1 or 1 ticket. Fetch a bone(s) out of the dog house and the number on the bone will correspond with a prize.

Paw Plinko - PAWS of Western Wi Game. $1 or 1 ticket for 3 Paw Plinko chips. Played just like the Plinko game on TV. Win free Paw Plinko chips to play again & prizes.

Basket Ball - Helping Hands for Pets Toss Game. 50 cents each or 3/$1 or 1 ticket. Throw the basketball into the net and win a prize.

Lucky Duck - St Croix Animal Friends. 50 cents each or 3/$1 or 1 ticket. Pick a duck out of the water and win a prize.

Kissing Booth - Cocker Spaniel Resources  $1 or 1 ticket. No, you do not kiss one of their volunteers but get a sloppy kiss from one of their Cocker Spaniels! 

Deezyns by Denyse - On site custom embroidery on dog scarves for $5 or bring your own pet's coat, blanket or scarf.  Portion of her sales goes to the Petapalooza orgs.

Frames by Victoria for Maggie's Fund - awesome handmade picture frames by Victoria Kelley.

Micro-chipping - Cocker Spaniel Resources. $39 includes registration of chip

Wine & Food Basket Raffle - Cocker Spaniel Resources table

Check out the T-shirts, bags, & jewelry & other items for sale at the non-profit tables.

Park also has a fun play equipment & skateboard park.


Find out how smart your canine friend is with interactive puzzles. Rover must push to right or left, pull up or push down, or even flip open a compartment in order to be rewarded with a treat. Yes, he can and will do it! Stop by the Pawsitive Dog table for a barking good time!

Pawsitive Dog Training


Silly competitions for dogs of all ages and sizes. There will be 3 winners for each event and awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Bone plus a prize for you and your canine friend.

12:30 Lick Off– All dogs love peanut butter but does your dog have the fastest tongue to lick it off?

1:00 Stinky Shoe Pile – Pile of old shoes with a dog cookie shoved inside in one shoe. Your dog is to sniff out the liver treat.


1:30  Bobbing for Treats– Will your dog dive for hot dogs?  Slices of hot dogs are submerged in dog dishes filled with water.  Your dog will have to put his nose under water to retrieve and eat the hot dog.

2:00  Spoon & Potato Race - This is a relay race. You will be given a spoon with a potato in it which must be held in the same hand as your leash. You and dog must move down and around a traffic cone, coming back to the starting line. Dropped potatoes must be picked up and put back in the spoon. Winners are determined by the fastest finish.

2:30  Treat Toss– Winners are determined by the most impressive catch. You get 3 trys. Audience desides.

3:00  AND JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT - Look a Like Contest - Look in the mirror with your pet. See some similarities? Let the audience decide! Loudest applause will win a bag of treats/toys for your pet.


Hana Banana, the party terrier, was adopted
by Shar Patnoe @ PAWS
Check out all the adorable cats and dogs on these attending nonprofit orgs websites.  All pets are up to date on vaccinations and are spayed/neutered.  There will be no adoption transactions on sight.  Pets are for meeting only so please ask the Non-Profit for more information or an adoption application.  Please contact the rescue for more information.

PAWS of Western WI                               
CatTown Rescue               
Cocker Spaniel Resources 


Enjoy the park by taking your pet on leisurely walk through the park. The park has many asphalt walks plus paths in the woods on the hill.  We ask you to keep your dog on a leash during your hike, even in the woods.  With so many other people and dogs in the area, it is for everyone's safety.  Please pick up your dog's poop.  There will be poop bags at the entrance table. 

Watch your dog during your hike and see how he can show you some amazing things with his nose!