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We're offering more ways than ever to support us while getting the word out about your organization or business; from ads and exhibit space to major sponsorships.

Please download all the materials and mail them back or use our online registration tools below to reserve your spot. Whichever option you choose we just ask that the application be signed and sent back.

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The 7th Annual Help Willy’s Friends Pet Fair

Sunday, May 15, 2016 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Coginchaug Regional High School, Durham, CT 06422

Hello friends,

For our 7th annual fair we want more people and their pets than ever to come out and enjoy the day. We've welcomed so many great organizations, local merchants and food vendors as well as some wonderful events and activities. If you've attended past fairs you know what we're talking about. Check out the slideshow below to see what it's all about. Admission is always free!

Out & About at the Pet Fair

Relive the 6th Annual Help Willy's Friends Pet Fair with images captured for our album.

Check out the rest of the album!

Pet Look Alike Contest

The 2014 Help Willy's Friends Pet Fair was full of fun attractions. Here is the first place winner of the HWF Pet Fair look-alike contest! If your friends think you bear a resemblance to your best furry friend come down to the fair next year and see what our judges think.

2014 Parade of Stars

This year's parade was captured on video and posted on Youtube.

Check out the video!

Our annual event raises public awareness and offers assistance to the local animal shelters, rescues, and organizations seeking homes for currently adoptable dogs and cats. This adoption event will showcase 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!

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