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May 1st marks the favorite day of the year for our furry friends at Reston Town Center!  Pet Fiesta is an outdoor festival bringing together local businesses, animal rescue groups and pet owners for one exciting day of interactive activities, demonstrations, exhibitions and animals galore. Meet dozens of animals looking for their “forever home” and then check out the latest in pet products. The kids will enjoy on-stage entertainment, face painting and caricature artists. Gather the kids and join us for a great spring day of pets and fun for the whole family, all for a great cause!

Paws-itively Fun Pet Contests!

Think your dog is the fastest Frosty Paw™ eater? Does your dog have the howl heard round the world? Is your pet a snappy dresser?  Enter a variety of contests and win fabulous prizes!

Tails on Trails Dog Walk

What better way to spend a spring day that walking with your best friend? The Tails on Trails dog walk is a scenic walk to raise money to help homeless dogs find loving homes. The route will take you and your furry pal around the Reston Town Center on a walk along the W&OD trail, sidewalks & footpaths. What a great way to bond with your pet and get some much needed exercise! Dog walk begins at 10AM rain or shine!

Super Pet Adoption

Rescue groups will showcase adoptable animals to potential forever families. The event will also host nonprofit animal welfare organizations dedicated to educating the public.

Fun for the WHOLE family


The event runs from 9am – 4pm. View the full event schedule.


This year’s Fiesta features exhibitors of pet products, nonprofit groups and rescue groups. Bring your leashed pet to do some shopping, meet new friends, or maybe even adopt a new family member!  Check out the list of nearly 100 organizations participating here.

Pet Fiesta benefits, an organization dedicated to educating potential dog owners on dog selection and care and supporting the efforts of rescue groups.

Santa Paws at Home 4 the Holidays in Reston Town Center

"Santa Paws" at Home 4 the Holidays in Reston Town Center

Saturday, November 7, 2009 | 11AM – 4PM Reston Town Center, Reston, VA sponsors the sixth annual Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption event on Saturday, November 7th at the Reston Town Center from 11AM – 4PM. More than 30 all breed and purebred dog rescue organizations will be onsite with adoptable dogs awaiting their holiday gift – a family to love! Bring the whole family out to the Reston Town Center to enjoy the fun and potentially meet a new four-legged friend! Visit pet retailers and pick up a few holiday goodies for your favorite pooch. And stop by and say hi to “Santa Paws!”

The national “Home 4 the Holidays” campaign is sponsored by The Iams Company and the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The goal of “Home 4 the Holidays” is to increase adoptions from animal shelters and pet rescue groups during the holiday season when more families add pets to their homes than any other time of year.

Participating exhibitors include: GRREAT-Golden Retriever RescueNorthern Virginia Sheltie RescueCATS RULE! Feline RescueCollie Rescue, Inc.Greyhound Welfare, Inc.Westie Rescue, Inc.Rikki’s RefugeMid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue LeagueK-9 LifesaversPartnership for Animal WelfareBlue Ridge Bull Terrier ClubGreyt Expectations Greyhound RescueMid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel RescueRescue AngelsLucky Dog Animal RescueLab Rescue of LRCPPets Limited Rescue of VirginiaFriends of Homeless Animals (FOHA)Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic CoastLost Dog and Cat Rescue FoundationHARTPetConnect Rescue and WellnessMid-Atlantic Pug RescueEast Coast German Wirehaired Pointer RescueVirginia German Shepherd RescueAnne Lord PhotographyWag’N Enterprises, LLCHappy WoofFundamentally DogDogBonesDirectKRockStar LLCDog Day Afternoon4 Paws Pet Care ‘N TaxiBecky’s Pet Care Inc.My Squeaky Ball, Inc.Bow Wow DesignsThe Pet Elf Inc.DogtopiaDogOn FitnessBark ‘N Bubbles Dog WashSimply pAwsome Specialty Dog Treats.

Established in 1990, beautiful Reston Town Center is an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants and a 13-screen cinema, plus more to come.  At the Center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter. For more information on shopping, dining and events at Reston Town Center, visit, and find it on
Facebook and follow on TwitterAddress: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190 Directions: From I-495, take I-66 west to the Dulles Toll Road (Exit 12, Route 267 West) to Reston Parkway (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway then left on New Dominion Parkway (4thlight).

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