The Midwest Pet Fair is back!

Geraldton Dog Rescue’s major annual fundraiser, the Midwest Pet Fair, will be back in Geraldton on Sunday 29 March 2015.

Local event coordination business Its All Sorted are excited about hosting the event again, along with the major sponsors of their 2015 Community Events ­ The Abrolhos Group & Dr Kim Pedlow. The team are looking forward to trying out the new venue. “We have shifted to the St Francis Xavier Primary School oval this year, a huge thank you to them for letting us borrow their grounds!” says Managing Director Emma Howell.

2015 will be the third year of the Pet Fair, which usually brings in $4000 ­ $5000 for Geraldton Dog Rescue (GDR), to go toward rehoming the beautiful dogs which find their way to GDR’s
foster homes. This is raised from the $5 entry fee paid by the local community who attend, plus GDR running sausage sizzles and selling merchandise.

“There will be some exciting things to see and do at the Pet Fair this year,” says Emma. “We’ve got the Old McDonald’s Animal Farm joining us to provide a petting zoo, plus Phil from Paint Storm will be painting up a storm throughout the event! Then as usual, we’ll have agility displays from the Kennel Club, a range of local animal oriented businesses on display and some local markets too!” says Emma.

GDR have been finding forever homes and families for dogs who for some reason or another don’t have one. Run on 100% volunteer love, they rehome a dog per day on average, and it just keeps building.

“To make sure this event is as successful as usual, we need the community to get behind it. We want more businesses (animal oriented but also general market stalls) to get involved and hold a stall at the event ­ it’s just $55. And we want more people to come down on the day and have some fun with us! Bring your friends and family, and support your community.”

The 2015 Midwest Pet Fair will be at the St Francis Xavier Primary School oval from 10am ­ 1pm on Sunday 29 March. $5 entry, children under 10 free. For more information 0458 271 853 or