Adopt-a-Palooza & Pet Expo - Pet Wants Sarasota

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Adopt-a-Palooza & Pet Expo

August 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Adopt-A-Palooza is the largest one-day adoption and expo-style event in Manatee County and will feature over 100 adoptable puppies, dogs, cats and kittens from Manatee County Animal Services, local shelters & animal rescues – all under one roof! The family-friendly event will include retail vendors selling a variety of pet products and providing pet information resources, demonstrations, raffles/silent auction items and more.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Manatee County Animal Services (FoMCAS). Friends of Manatee County Animal Services is the 501c3 nonprofit that serves as a fundraising arm whose mission it is to work hand in hand with Manatee County Animal Services to enrich the lives of the shelter animals by raising funds to provide additional resources, medical care and heartworm treatment. For more info, visit

For a retail or non-profit vendor application, go to Participating shelters and rescues are contacted directly by MCAS.

To volunteer or donate a raffle auction item or for more information on the event, please contact Caryn Hodge at or 941-713-3105.

Manatee County Animal Services is Manatee County’s only open-admission shelter facility, taking in an average of 15 animals per day in 2018. The mission of MCAS is to maintain public health and safety through the enforcement of laws and ordinances related to animals, to promote responsible pet ownership, promote adoptions, and reduce pet overpopulation. In April, MCAS had a 97% save rate.

Disclaimer – Friends of Manatee County Animal Services Inc. (Tax ID 81-4062317) has no legal affiliation with Manatee County Animal Services. Friends of Manatee County Animal Services Inc. is a separate non-profit organization, does not use any tax money and relies solely on donations to assist the animals of Manatee County Animal Services. Friends of Manatee County Animal Services, Inc. is managed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers, none of whom are employees with Manatee County.


August 3, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bradenton Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd
Palmetto, FL 34221 United States
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