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Thank you to our amazing Southern California Community!!!

May 31, 2023


It is with a mix of emotions that we reach out to you today, as we bid farewell to the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair after an incredible 23-year journey, we are overwhelmed with immense gratitude and an outpouring of love from this remarkable community that made this cherished event a part of our lives.

From our humble beginnings, to becoming a beloved tradition, the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair has been a labor of love, a celebration of the irreplaceable bond between people and their pets.  Together, we nurtured a vision of creating an event where the joy of finding forever homes for animals would be intertwined with a sense of community, compassion, and fun.

We are profoundly grateful to every one of you who supported, attended, and celebrated the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair over the years.  Your presence, enthusiasm, and unwavering support have been the foundation of this incredible journey.

To all those that opened their hearts and homes by adopting a pet at the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair, we extend our heartfelt gratitude.  Your decision to provide a loving environment for these animals has made our dream a reality.  With each adoption, you have transformed lives and filled them with joy, love, and companionship.  Your kindness has made an indelible mark, not only on the animals you embraced but on the hearts of many.  Your compassion and commitment have made a lasting impact and been the driving force behind the success of our event.

To the countless volunteers, sponsors, and organizations, we express our deepest gratitude for your selflessness, tireless efforts and generous contributions that have been instrumental in making the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair an unforgettable experience.  Your commitment to our cause and your unwavering support have brought us closer to our shared goal of ensuring the well-being of animals in our community and beyond.  We could not have achieved all that we have without your invaluable support.

As we reflect upon the memories, friendships and cherished moments created throughout the years, we want to emphasize that the legacy of the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair is one of love, compassion, and incredible power of community.  It is a testament to the beautiful bond we share with our animal companions and the profound impact they have on our lives.

While the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair may be coming to a close, we encourage you to continue supporting local animal shelters, rescue organizations and initiatives.  There are still numerous ways to make a difference for our furry friends.  By adopting, fostering, networking, or donating, you can continue to be a beacon of hope for animals in need.

On behalf of the entire Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair team, we extend our deepest gratitude and love to each and every one of you.  Thank you for being part of this remarkable journey, for supporting us and for helping us make a difference.  The memories we have created together will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

With everlasting love,

Yvonne Hanson

Yvonne Hanson, Founder

Bow-Wows & Meows, Inc

Forever in our hearts; Rhonda Webster, 7/20/1971 – 6/7/2022, BW&M Volunteer Board Member & friend for over 20 years 

Join us for a FREE, fun-filled day for the whole family!

Celebrating Pets, Encouraging Animal Awareness and Promoting Pet Adoption

Within Our Community and Beyond...

OCTOBER 10 & 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


In partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, we are happy to invite you to our annual pet community fair!

The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. and include:

🐾 Over 200 wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption from ALL 7 Los Angeles County shelters for the reduced fair price of $30! (includes spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations) PRICELESS! 🐶🐱❤️(license is an additional fee)  Don't wait till the pet fair - ADOPT TODAY!

🐾 2020 Entertainment TBD
Exciting performances 
Shows at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (center arena)

🐾 Our Famous Fun Dog Show, with categories ranging from best vocalist to mystery mutt to pet owner look alike at 1:30 p.m. ($10 registration at event) Winners receive $50 gift card from Pet Supply

🐾 A delicious array of food (including vegetarian, vegan & pescatarian options) - FOOD TRUCK Court area

🐾 Shopping opportunities ranging from premium pet food to fantastic pet accessories

🐾 Low cost vaccine clinic (please bring dogs only. Vouchers will be given out by TAGS for your kitties (to take into their clinic) Thank you TAGS for providing FREE rabies vaccines. (TAGs requests cash only)

🐾 LA County license renewals available (shelter area)

🐾 Huge Super Raffle - GREAT prizes - $1 tickets; 6 tickets for $5; 25 tickets for $20...

🐾 FREE Photo Booth (yes, you keep your photo strip) thanks to the generous support from Ingolstadt West, German Auto Specialists every year

🐾 Dogs of ALL breeds are welcome at the pet fair provided they are leashed (non retractable) and well behaved. All dogs must be 18 weeks or older and fully vaccinated to attend the fair. We strongly encourage that all dogs in attendance are altered. Thank you

Surrounding area street parking only - which includes the beautiful new Old Town Newhall 7 story parking structure located on 9th Street between Main & Railroad. There continues to be the Metrolink parking lots, Senior Center, local churches and streets

❤️ Please follow us on Facebook for the most current news and updates about this years upcoming pet fair and please... help us #ShareTheFair by inviting your Facebook friends. Thank you! ❤️

If you haven't already, please be sure to like our social media pages:

Facebook: @BWMPetFair
Twitter: @BowWowsPetFair
Instagram: BowWowsPetFair


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2018 - Read about last years Pet Fair below:

166 County Shelter & Rescue animals were adopted at the

18th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair on 10/14/18!  SUCCESS!!!

The 18th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair was amazing. Thanks to our wonderful SPONSORS -  Pets-Global (Zignature & Fussie Cat), Happy Pets Veterinary Center, Valencia Veterinary and Ingolstadt West German Auto Specialists, we all enjoyed a very successful fair. 

Additionally, our amazing vendors, volunteers and of course, our fantastic community! Thank you!!! Please check out the following links to read &/or watch some media stories and snippets as well as some super fun photos.  

Daily News Story

Signal News Story

Be sure to go to our Facebook Page to view more stories, videos and tons of pics!

❤️ Please follow us on Facebook for the most current news and updates. Help us grow our page by sharing, inviting friends and enjoying our socials. We appreciate it!

Twitter: @BowWowsPetFai
Instagram: BowWowsPetFair

We are always looking for passionate pet people who are interested in making a difference by sharing their skill sets!

Choose Adoption

Since it began in 2000, the Valencia-based Bow-Wows & Meows, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has adopted out more than 2,650 shelter animals at their annual pet fairs. Adoption is not only cost-effective, it saves shelter animals and reduces the overpopulation problem created by irresponsible breeders and pet stores. Shelters and rescues are beyond full with amazing animals of all ages, shapes, sizes and breeds... please choose adoption for your next family member... you'll be glad you did!

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