Fido’s Festival USA® Announces All-Star Sponsor Lineup

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National Dog Festival features fun activities for the whole family.

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This year’s event is shaping up to be our best yet and I invite all dog lovers to bring your family and spend a day or two with your dog. Trust me, your dog will thank you.

Fido’s Festival USA® today announced the official sponsors for its seventh national dog festival, taking place October 3-4 at the Burlington Country Fairgrounds in Columbus, NJ.

“SUPERMUTTS” is the theme of this year’s weekend-long celebration of the family dog, which will feature canine superhero-inspired contests, activities, speakers and entertainment for the entire family.

Ultimate Air Dogs Appearance – Sponsored by Miller Subaru

A first-time sponsor, Miller Subaru of Lumberton, NJ is sponsoring the appearance of Ultimate Air Dogs and their regional dock jumping competitions, which is being held at Fido’s Festival USA®. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Milt Wilcox of Ultimate Air Dogs is hosting the flying aquatic dog event featuring the nation’s premier dock jumping dogs. In between competitions, all dogs are invited to participate in the fun to see how far they can jump.

Disc-Connected K9’s World-Famous Frisbee Dogs – Sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital

Among the nation’s most well-recognized veterinary hospitals, Banfield Pet Hospital has been named the official sponsor of the Disc-Connected K9’s World-Famous Frisbee Dogs. The renowned team of world-champion rescue dogs has a record 62 World Final appearances. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Zorra, the 2014 World Disc Dog Champion as well as several other previous World Champions.    

Doggie First Aid Station – Sponsored by Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (RBVH)

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (RBVH), the country’s largest privately owned 24-hour veterinary hospital, returns once again to Fido’s Festival USA®, this time as sponsor for the crucial Doggie First Aid Station. By acting as an onsite emergency care unit, the Doggie First Aid Station serves an essential purpose in providing immediate emergency care for any dog attending the Festival, should the need arise.

Other sponsors include Concord Pet Foods & Supplies, which is proudly sponsoring The Watering Hole—a place for dogs to relax and stay hydrated during the festival. Meanwhile, the Little Dog Race is being sponsored by Global Home Improvement, a leading residential metal roof installer and remodeler in the Tri-State area. This year’s Media Sponsor is, a reality-based health and online wellness resource for dog lovers.

“I want to thank our terrific sponsors for helping to make this year’s Festival possible,” said Kathy DeLuca, event organizer and owner, Fido’s Festival USA®. “This year’s event is shaping up to be our best yet and I invite all dog lovers to bring your family and spend a day or two with your dog. Trust me, your dog will thank you.”

The 2015 Festival will also include an assortment of contests, expert guest speakers and fun activities for dogs and their human companions including:

  •     Lure for the Cure Racing Course with proceeds benefitting the National Canine Foundation

        for canine cancer research

  •     A Superhero Adoption Showcase hosted by pet advocate and Emmy Award-winning

        broadcaster Carol Erickson, Philadelphia’s former KYW-TV CBS3 meteorologist

  •     Doggie Dancing hosted by Diana Frohman and her famous dancing dogs
  •     Musical Sit & Stay and Wonder Dog Talent Contest
  •     Superhero & Arch Nemesis Costume Contest
  •     A Poochmobile Spectacular

A community of doggie-focused vendors will also be on hand to showcase their various canine products and services in the worlds of dog grooming, health and nutrition, fashion, training, photography, vacationing and much more. Attendees can meet new dogs or puppies from the many local rescues and shelters in attendance and apply to bring a new best friend home.

Fido’s Festival USA® will be held rain or shine and group discount hotel rates are available at several local pet-friendly hotels. Advance tickets are only $8 for a one-day pass and $15 for a weekend pass. All dogs and children under 12 years old are admitted free.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, please visit

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