This is the first year for our Wild for Pets festival and we’re excited to share the fun with you. We have some spectacular activities planned for you, your family and your pets. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the latest in animal products in a pet-friendly environment. Play, learn, adopt and more!

Pets are Welcome!

Cats, dogs and birds are welcome, so bring your furry and feathered friends and enjoy a day together at our pet festival. We’ll have treats and activities to make this day one that your pet won’t soon forget.

Mingle with Vendors and Get FREE Samples

Just like the rest of our international market, our pet department is filled with thousands of different pet products for your furry family members. We’ll have 20+ vendor booths at the event with free samples for your pet and coupons to purchase their products in our store!

Ask the Pet Professionals

We’ll also have several pet experts on site during the event to answer your questions about your pet’s health, behavior and overall wellness so you can be proactive with your pets needs to ensure a happy and healthy life. If your pet has bad habits, annoying behaviors or health concerns, be sure to stop by the following booths to consult the experts:

  • Ask a Pet Fitness Expert: Paw Joggers
  • Ask a Groomer: Kayla’s Post Pets Grooming & Boutique
  • Ask a Vet:
  • Ask a Holistic Vet:
  • Ask a Trainer:

Adopt a Homeless Animal

Don’t have a pet, want another or know someone who needs a new friend? We’ll have dozens of adoptable animals at our event from many different local rescues and shelters. Meet and mingle with these adorable adoptables to find your new best friend!

  • Animal Adoption Foundation
  • Animal Friends Humane Society
  • Cincinnati Pit Crew
  • Clermont Pets Alive
  • Homeward Bound Greyhound Association
  • League for Animal Welfare
  • LuvFurMutts Animal Rescue

Pet Costume Contest

Dress up your pet (and yourself) and you could win some fun and fabulous prizes. The Wild for Pets Costume Contest will draw the most creative and slightly insane pet owners in Cincinnati.

The Pet Costume Contest will be held on August 2 at 1:00pm at Jungle Jim's Garden Center. Registration will take place from 11:00am until 1:00pm. A $5 registration is required for each pet in the contest. Each registered pet owner will receive a goodie bag including treats and surprises from our sponsors.

Pets will be judged in the following areas: Best Homemade Costume, Most Creative / Cute, Most Humorous, and Most Originality.

Family Friendly Activities and Demonstrations

Don’t forget the kids! We have plenty of fun activities planned to entertain kids of all ages. There will be face painting, balloon twisters and even stilt walkers! Kids will also have the opportunity to partake in special crafts and games.

  • Mr Cowpie will bring his famous petting zoo and be performing during the festival.
  • Indiana Wild will host the MOST incredible live animal show you have ever seen.
  • Dr Insecta will feature his Insecta Dome-A-Rama and Spider Stroll.