Pet-A-Palooza 2018

May 11, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Join us for Pet-a-Palooza on June 16th, 2018, at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Pets are welcome to join their humans!  See some amazing rescues showcase their organizations, some vendors with pet friendly products, and a lot of very talented dogs do their thing. This year, it will be held at the International Bazaar, located off of Gate 7 on the Southeast corner of the grounds. Parking will be available in the lot behind the International Bazaar and Lot 55.


There will also be a Human Hydration Station fueled by Schells Beer




If you can dream it, we can create it.  Our goal at KMB is to work with you to design, build and execute an event beyond your expectations.  We can offer something as easy as delivery of rental equipment all the way to providing a full turnkey solution. 


If you would like to be a Vendor at Pet-A-Palooza this year, click HERE or email Shannon Hoheisel at

If you are a rescue and you want to be at Pet-A-Palooza, please email Abby Nelson at

DATE:  June 16, 2018

TIME:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thanks To Our Vendors for Pet-A-Palooza 2018

The Urban Dog - The Urban Dog is a dog-walking and pet-sitting service dedicated to providing affection, care, and trust along with fun and fitness your animal companions. Our staff understands and values how improtant and tender relationships can be between people and their pets. Safety is our top priority. We've been enjoyng the company of dogs and cats in the Twin Cities metro for over 10 years with over 300 clients to date. And reasonable rates that fall well below other walking services. Both dog walking and pet sitting services are availabe each and every day of the year. Including holidays. 



Chuck & Don’s -Chuck & Don's offers quality pet food and supplies. Enjoy outstanding service, knowledgeable staff and local events. We make pets happy!


Custom Remodelers, Inc -Custom Remodelers, Inc. has been Minnesota’s leading home remodeling company for more than 20 years. The founders and owners are three brothers, Craig, Chad, and Kevin, who believe that trust, knowledge and craftsmanship have been key to the company’s success. Along with innovative remodeling products, quality siding, window and roofing workmanship, Custom Remodelers, Inc. provides excellent service to its customers and its community. Custom Remodeler, Inc. is proud of the face that many of their customers come back for multiple projects.


Northland Natural Pet -Founded in 1995 as Solid Gold Northland, Northland Natural Pet has become a leading wholesale distributor to pet supply stores, natural food co-ops and other retail locations across the upper Midwest. Based in Minneapolis, our natural pet food and nutrition brands have brought better health to pets throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Nebraska. Our research into natural pet foods ensures that our fellow pet owners receive the highest quality holistic pet products available today. 


 Tuffy’s Pet Foods -Tuffy's  trusted, family owned pet food manufacturer for over 50 years. Made by KLN Family brands in Perham, MN.


Oaks Properties - Oaks Properties LLC, founded in 1970, is a family owned developer, re-developer, and operator of residential rental communities in Minnesota and Texas. As a family company, we focus on developing and acquiring high-quality apartment communities in great neighborhoods.  Oaks Properties owns 2091 apartment homes in 16 communities with ten communities are located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley, Edina, and Minnetonka.


  Muddy & Inca - The only solutions you will need for your pets – from treats to prescriptions!  Helping you care for your pets, with the lowest prices possible. Shop here and see for yourself. Family and veterinarian owned since 1993 – because pets are family.

Midwest Outdoor ResortsWe are adventure. We are the comforts of home while traveling. We are family connections. We are memories waiting to be made. We are membership camping. Join the fun! Bringing families together for a lifetime of vacation memories.

Dog Gone Insurance (DGI): was founded by Beth DeLaForest with intention to protect the canine-human bond, to advocate and educate. We are a one stop shop for animal liability insurance, breed friendly homeowner’s insurance, home insurance after a liability claim and even pet health coverage.  We even write business insurance for animal related business and rescues as well and have a Responsible Owner Program which aids owners of dogs which have been deemed ‘dangerous.’   Representing over 60 companies gives a competitive advantage to shop for you and tailor coverage for you, at a very competitive price! 

Kenville Homes - I am a licensed Minnesota Realtor® with Keller Williams Integrity in Edina. My background is in law, marketing, and counseling, and I am incredibly fortunate to be able to combine these skills with my passion for helping people buy and sell homes! Outside of real estate, I am active in dog rescue and am a volunteer with Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) and A Rotta Love Plus. In addition, I donate a percentage of my real estate sales each year to animal-related organizations.



Bentley’s Pet Stuff - a neighborhood pet store that offers natural dog and cat food, supplies, and accessories, and much more!




Glitter Bomb Hair and Body - Glitter Bomb Hair and Body is fun for all ages and unique.  We specialize in Glitter Hair, Glitter Beards, and Glitter Tattoos!



Sidewalk is your Twin Cities resource for everything dog-friendly and a leading advocate for local dogs in need. Visit our site for info on dog-friendly breweries, restaurants, shops, events, apartments, and more. Wanna drink for FREE with your dog this summer? Score one of our Dog-Friendly Passes at



Mallory & Company - Offers fun and unique pet care products around the Twin Cities! You can find our pop up boutique at local events





Secondhand Hounds - A 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue in Minnesota. Founded in July of 2009, our many volunteers have made a positive impact on the lives of many dogs and cats in our community!


Protecting Paws Animal Rescue  - A volunteer and foster based animal rescue.  All of our animals go directly from the shelter to a foster home, where our amazing foster families work with the animal on any training that may be needed prior to adoption.  We will be offering microchipping for a $20 donation and a $19.99 lifetime online registration.


Minnesota Boxer Rescue - A non-profit, foster-based dog rescue organization primarily serving Minnesota and surrounding areas. We are run 100% by dedicated and committed volunteers. 


United Doberman Rescue - A non-profit, foster home based, 501C3, animal rescue, dedicated to helping homeless Doberman Pinschers, and others, find forever homes.


Minnesota Basset Rescue - An all-volunteer group of Basset Hound lovers whose goal is to rescue bassets and find them a furever home. 




The Lake Traverse Animal Rezcue - The Lake Traverse Animal Rezcue removes abused, neglected and unwanted animals from the reservation and provide free spay/neuter clinics for animals who have great homes 



Rescued Pets Are Wonderful - A non-profit, no-kill, volunteer animal rescue organization serving the Twin Cities metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats left homeless for whatever reason


Tuff Start Rescue - We rescue animals that would otherwise be euthanized due to full pounds, health problems, financial constraints, or just for being a stray or feral (cat). 



The St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation - The St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation provides financial support for the St. Paul Police Canine Unit.  The Foundation's fundraising efforts provide individuals and corporations the opportunity to support law enforcement by making tax-deductible donations. The Foundation promotes positive police and community relations between the Canine Unit and area businesses, organizations, and individuals.  It creates public participation in a proactive program of awareness and education about the role of K-9 officers in law enforcement.  It also provides an avenue for the Canine Unit to respond to the generosity of the community.


Happy Tails Rescue - Founded in 2005, is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals.  By working with committed volunteers and foster homes we are able to rescue dogs and cats providing them with temporary care until a forever home can be found. 



Across America Boxer RescueOur Rescue is an all volunteer effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned Boxer dogs. When Boxers are in need, Across America Boxer Rescue's dedicated volunteers respond. 



Aussie Rescue of Minnesota - Rescuing aussies and aussie mixes for over 19 years. We are a foster based smaller rescue (501c3) and pride ourselves on excellent matches between dogs and adoptors.



Adopt A Husky Minnesota - An all-volunteer Siberian Husky rescue dedicated to the welfare of displaced Siberian Huskies through fostering, rehabilitation, medical care, breed education and proper placement into a forever home.



Angel of Hope Animal Rescue - Works with over 1300 cats and dogs from animal shelters, impounds and owner surrenders each year.  We get pets up to date on vetting and help them find their forever homes! 



Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN - A volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals, and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. 


Second Chance Animal Rescue A nonprofit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing, caring for and adopting out homeless dogs and cats into loving and responsible homes



Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest -  rescues, fosters, and finds forever homes for Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes in need.




Saving Sheperds Of MN - A breed-specific rescue, focusing on German Shepherds and Shepherd mixes, who are too often the focus of fear and misunderstanding within society.


Cocker Spaniel Resources - A charitable organization is to provide quality services for rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and/or retirement for cocker spaniels of all ages, regardless of health conditions, through placement in permanent homes, sanctuaries, and foster care programs.



Corner Of Kindness Animal Rescue - Every animal deserves to live a long and happy life. Corner of Kindness Animal Rescue is dedicated to making that happen for as many animals as possible. Corner of Kindness rescues animals from high-kill shelters and places them in foster homes until their forever family can adopt them


FaerieLand Rescue Inc. -  An all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run solely on adoption fees and donations. The rescue serves German Shepherds and Welsh Corgis in need. Our network of devoted foster families provides a safe haven to German Shepherds and Corgis as they make their way to quality, loving homes of their own. All adoption fees are used to cover spay/neuter procedures, shots, worming, microchips, emergency boarding, food, medications, and other surgeries as needed for adoptable dogs.


Doberman Rescue Minnesota (DRM) - An all-volunteer, 501c3, charitable organization, dedicated to homeless Dobermans. The purpose of DRM is to provide public education, and organized foster and adoption programs, to save the lives of Doberman Pinschers.


Warrior Dog Rescue - A 501(c)(3), no kill, non-profit, volunteer dog rescue committed to serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and suburbs in the state of Minnesota. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs that are left abandoned in shelters, are being surrendered by their owners, or animals that are being abused and neglected.  Our fosters and volunteer trainers will be encouraged to work on behaviors and dispositions, and building the confidence of the dogs for a smooth transition.  Safety education will always be enforced and transferred, being taught to the adoptive home.  We see the need for responsible dog rescues across the country and realize the need is not just in our own state.  Every single dog deserves to live in a good home…  every single one of them. We will do what we can with the resources we have to provide every dog that crosses our path with a chance at the “good dog life”.  We will use Warrior Dog Rescue to educate others about responsible dog ownership in regards to safety, spay/neuter, nutrition, obedience, socializing, abuse, neglect and the horrible world of commercial breeding.  We acknowledge that we will have a role in this industry to take the lead on providing awareness to others in the community and across the country.

Twin Cities Pet Rescue - Since founding in 2009, Twin Cities Pet Rescue has focused on rescuing animals in critical need; specifically, special needs cases and those at risk of being euthanized. Once rescued, all animals stay with loving foster homes, receive optimal veterinary care, high-quality nutrition, and basic training in preparation for adoption. We have rescued and placed more than 2,000 animals with loving forever families since our founding.



Animal Ark - we embrace and follow a no kill philosophy in our work to Rescue, Rehabilitate, & Re-home Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve these amazing animals, their new adoptive families, and the many communities across Minnesota


Heart of a Border Collie Rescue, Inc - A 501(c)(3) non-profit with foster homes throughout the Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota, and is dedicated to the re-homing of border collies and border collie crosses in need in Minnesota, the Dakotas and neighboring states, providing temporary housing in approved foster



Feline Rescue, Inc. - A Minnesota based no-kill companion cat rescue organization. Our founders established Feline Rescue in 1997 in Minneapolis, MN as a 501(c)(3) non-profitorganization. We are a volunteer based organization. Feline Rescue, Inc. is funded exclusively through donations and grants. We receive no municipal, state, or federal funding. We provide rescue and relief to the homeless and endangered cats in our community through programs that offer shelter, foster, social and medical rehabilitation, feral and stray management, spay/neuter subsidy, and community education. homes, proper medical care, training, rehabilitation and education of prospective homes.




























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