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May Day Spring Festival and Pet Expo – Island Beach State Park
May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Celebrate the long awaited return of spring at beautiful Island Beach State Park!
The May Day Spring Festival at Expo will feature a native plant sale, craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo.
- 11:30 Presentation: TriOrganics natural mosquito and tick control
- 12:30 Training Demo: Compassionate Canine Training
- 1:30 Group Dog Walk and Beach Cleanup
- 3:00 K9 Demo: State Park Police
- Free Nail Trimmings by Salty Dog Grooming
- Microchipping by the Pittie Project – Free for Pit Bull Breeds, $20 for all Other Breeds
- Pet Photo Station with ABD Photography
- Pet and People Caricatures with Marty Mayo
- Native Plant Sale with the Little Plant Company
- Visit the Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters’s Adoption Bus
- Sand Squatch Beach Race
- Hotdog House
- Cures BBQ
- Shore Shake
- IScream Ice Cream
Rescues and Non Profits:
· All Fur One Pet Rescue & Adoptions
· Barnegat Bay Partnership
· Big Cat Rescue
· Bridges to Safety Animal Rescue
· Calling All Cats Rescues
· Caregiver Canines
· East Coast Paws N Claws
· Fund-A-Bull Bulldog in Rescue
· Lost Dog Search & Rescue
· Mamas-gona Rescue
· National Great Pyrenees Rescue
· New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
· NJ Boxer Rescue
· NJ Greyhound Adoption Program
· Ocean County Animal Facility
· Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation CIP
· Ocean County Rutgers Master Gardeners
· PawZabilities PA
· Pets for Vets Ocean County Chapter
· PITTIE PROJECT, INC
· The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters, Inc.
Pet Supplies and Services:
· 4 Loving Paws
· 4 Paws Passion
· Best Friends Pet Hotel
· Bojangles Bolicious Biscuits
· Bundle of Paws Photography, LLC
· Dee’s Doggie Deelights
· HankMaddie Bowtique
· Krazy 4 the dogs
· Nurses Natural Solution
· Paws By The Beach LLC
· PawZabilities PA
· PriorityVet, LLC
· Salty Dog Grooming
· The Drooling Dog Bakery
· The Spotted Pup
· Toby’sTail Waggin Treats, LLC
· Whoof Warmers
· Art By Dawn McDonnell
· Celtic Chairde Creations
· Charmed Bracelets by Joyce
· Eclectic Homestead
· Edye’s Naturals
· Follow Me 2 The Sea Photography
· J E Knecht Photography
· Jalma Farms
· KT Kraft and Designs
· Life arts designs
· Lil Lulu Quilts and Clothier
· Nature’s Artistry
· Out of Pop’s Shed
· Pop’s Shop
· Sea Glass Jewelry by Kristen
· Seaglass Treasures
· Socks & Stuff
· String Happy Art
· Surf Dawgs, LLC
· Susan Ruth Creations
· Upcycled Earth