Petapalooza is a free event that features lovable, adoptable homeless animals from local shelters and animal rescues in the Central PA area.

We focus on ALL animal rescues at Petapalooza. In 2016, we have almost fifty groups featuring dogs, cats, birds, chinchillas, rats, reptiles and bunnies. In addition to helping animal rescues, we also focus on being an animal-friendly festival with vendors, raffles, live music, Barkby Plunger's Dog Course Luring, food trucks and (for our third year) The Pet Parade to raise additional money for the animal shelters and rescues.

SATURDAY, May 20, 2017 | 11AM-3PM

( ( ( rain or shine ) ) )



600 Valley Rd, Summerdale, PA 17093    .


What is petapalooza?

who will you see in 2017?

We are proud to present the following Groups and Organizations that will attend Petapalooza on May 20, 2017.


Check out their websites to see a list of their adoptable pets and learn how you can help them in their mission.

help us with the Rescue & Shelter


Every year, we collect items that the rescues and shelters need for their location and their animals. On the day of Petapalooza, we distribute these items to the organizations present.


We hold a Goods Drive every April, and we are always looking for locations to put our boxes. We also welcome civic groups to collect items on our behalf.


If you are interested in helping us give more to these amazing animal organizations than ever before, please contact us by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

petapalooza details

Register for 2017

get the official 2016 shirt

JUST $15

2017 sponsors


Rescues and Shelters have a chance to showcase their adoptable animals and raise money for their organizations.


At 12:00pm and 1:30pm, cheer on dogs, cats, birds and animals of all kinds as they strut their stuff during the Pet Parade.

Voting is done by donation, so the rescue or shelter with the most money at 2:15pm is the winner of the Pet Parade. And even better, all the money raised goes directly back to the organizations.


So, if you give $100 to vote for a critter from your favorite rescue, rest assured! Your donation is going directly to them!

In addition to all the amazing Rescues, Shelters and Vendors, we also feature a lot of family fun! With our Pet Parade, live music, Barkby Plunger's Dog Course Luring, games and raffle, we have something for all ages. Plus! All families are more than welcome to bring their furry family members. As long as they're well behaved, vaccinated and leashed!

Thank you, Tamar, for all the amazing photos!






We need your help for Petapalooza and could use you in several different ways! If you are interested, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page!


- Volunteer Your Time

- Have a Goods Drive Box at Your Location

- Put a Yard Sign and/or Flyers Out

- Sponsor Petapalooza

- Donate Items to our Raffle

- Host a Fundraiser for Us

- Purchase Goods on our Behalf


Remember, we are a non-profit organization so donations are tax exempt.  We are also 100% volunteer, so we really need community support to make it all happen.




Checks Can Be Made out and Mailed to: Petapalooza PA

attn: Bitsy McCann

105 Hunters Ridge Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17110


(If you require a receipt, please include a note and how you would like us to send it to you.)



our events & fundraisers

All of April 2017

Petapalooza Goods Drive

Locations To Be Announced

We will be collecting items for our rescues and shelters at several local area businesses. If you want a bin for collections, let us know!


Saturday, April 22, 2017


Poker Run

Starting Location TBD

Get ready to ride! Registration is from 9 - 11AM with group rides at 10 and 11AM.

$20 per bike & $10 per playing rider. All bikes and cars are welcome!


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Car Wash | 9a-1p

First National Bank | 600 Walton Ave | Hummelstown, PA 17036

Join us for our annual car wash to collect last minute funds for the

Petapalooza Rescue's and Shelter's Wish List items!


Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Longest Night Masque

Join us for our second annual masquerade ball based on books from the Kushiel series by author Jacqueline Carey. Whether you are familiar with the books or not, the Longest Night Masque is an amazing evening with dancing, performances, delicious food and events throughout the night. All proceeds benefit Petapalooza.



Whether you want to volunteer, donate an item, or sponsor our event, please fill out the form to the right and our Volunteer Executive Director, Bitsy McCann, will get into contact with you! (Remember, she's a volunteer, too, so please be patient!)


We can't wait to hear from you!

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