- The Animal Rescue Coalition, (ARC) has partnered with Lakewood Ranch to host the largest pet fest in the area. Attendees will enjoy a fun-filled day of pet-related activities with their dogs. Try a variety of beer, wine and food,watch agility, disc and nose-work demonstrations and visit popular pet companies - all while listening to a great band - Reverend Barry and the Funk. Dress your pet in a costume and participate in the ‘Furry Scurry” pet parade, learn helpful tips about your pet and more! Come and experience all there is to offer your pet in and around Lakewood Ranch.
By attending, you'll support the ARC mission of making high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter available for everyone. In the last 20 years, ARC has performed nearly 60,000 spay/neuter surgeries; both the public and rescue organizations rely on ARC for their spay/neuter, vaccination and microchipping needs. Spay/Neuter is the single most effective way to end shelter overcrowding and to stop the senseless killing of innocent animals.
Entry and parking are free. Bob Gardner Park: 2710 White Eagle Blvd. - between routes 70 and 64.
If you wish to become a sponsor and donate, please contact our Events Manager, Kate O’Driscoll, at kate@ARCSRQ.org. She can help guide you toward the best sponsorship. We are also accepting silent auction donations of products/services. No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.
Thank you to our Corporate Event Sponsors: Bayside Pet Resort, Manatee Community Foundation, BMW of Sarasota, Lennar Homes, Culligan Water, The Observer, Lakewood Ranch Community Fund and Knock Out Marketing & PR.