Aliyah Cottor and her curious dog Buster look at a tortoise during Petpalooza. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Aliyah Cottor and her curious dog Buster look at a tortoise during Petpalooza. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn’s Animal House

Petpalooza – a festival for pets of all sizes and shapes – fills Game Farm Park | PHOTOS

Auburn’s award-winning Petpalooza – a festival for pets of all sizes and shapes – invaded Game Farm Park on Saturday for a day of celebration and entertainment.

The 11th annual festival included live entertainment, pony rides, pet contests, a petting zoo, an agility area, the FlyDogs and agility demonstrations, and more than 160 vendors offering a variety of low-cost pet services, adoptions, samples, information and a large selection of animal-related products.

The wildly popular All-Alaskan Racing Pigs performed.

Petpalooza is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

Runners and their furry friends start the Dog Trot at Game Farm Park on Saturday morning. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Runners and their furry friends start the Dog Trot at Game Farm Park on Saturday morning. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Cody Olney and his dog Esbe scooted to victory in the 5K Dog Trot. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Cody Olney and his dog Esbe scooted to victory in the 5K Dog Trot. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Laura Nordquist with her dogs, Chloe and Lexi, captured the Look Alike Contest. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Laura Nordquist with her dogs, Chloe and Lexi, captured the Look Alike Contest. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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