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A free event for dog lovers! Come by our booth to meet Gretchen, Mama Bear, Rosie and Tasha, who will all be there to shower you with hugs and kisses and walk in the Parade of Stars!

This annual event hosted by Help Willy's Friends, raises public awareness and offers assistance to local animal shelters, rescues, and organizations seeking homes for currently adoptable dogs and cats. This adoption event showcases a variety of dogs and cats in shelters and rescues throughout the state.

In addition to local merchants and lots of food choices, this family-oriented event will also include:

  • Adoptable pets, of course!

  • Police K-9 demonstration

  • Dog search and rescue demonstration

  • Children’s activities such as face-painting, touch-a-truck, and a fun house

  • Live music

  • DJ

  • Pet agility demonstration

For those pets who will be attending, we will also offer:

  • Free nail-clipping

  • Free Pet blessings

  • Free pet photography

  • Pet reiki

  • Pet psychic

  • Rabies vaccinations and micro-chipping, provided by Durham Veterinary Hospital for a nominal fee.


Parade of Stars

Last but not least is our Parade of Stars - a parade of the adoptable dogs with an emcee introducing each and every one to the tune of thunderous applause from the crowd. It’s their 15 seconds of fame that gives these dogs reason to smile and enjoy the attention being lavished on them. It is an event not to be missed! For more info, visit Help Willy's Friends.

Later Event: May 21