If you are a pet lover like me then I recommend you consider checking out the Bearepaire Village Pet Fair and Family Fun Day this Saturday (11 am to 3 p.m,) in Beaconsfield. Should Mother Nature rain on the parade, the event will be moved to Sunday. Hilarie Harubin, the owner of Boutique Woof! Meow! and director of the Beaurepaire Village Business Association, is behind this sixth annual event.
“We had 4,000 people attend last year’s event and 55 animals were adopted on this one day alone,” she says. “ It was a great success and I expect both events this year to be just as successful. Twenty animal rescue organizations will be at this event with the perfect pet waiting for you. I believes that awareness of animal welfare is an important part of our community life as well as giving back to the community that supports local business.
This event gives you the chance to either adopt a new pet or, if you already have your companion, gives you the chance to have your questions answered by the exhibitors on site. We have reps from dog training organizations, dog boarding facilities, pet food companies and groomers to answer your questions. We have the blessing of the pets, various dog contests, such as best pet trick, doggie musical chairs and the parade of adoptees which we call “Strut Your Stuff,” to amuse and entertain our visitors.
Many village businesses will be participating as well, for example, Beauty Evolution will be hosting a human/canine fashion show, Homestyle/Blacklion Pub will be firing up the BBQ and the art galleries will be exhibiting animal themed works of art.