Following its success in New York, the Dog Film Festival™will premiere on the West Coast this summer to celebrate the remarkable bond between dogs and their people.
The Petco Foundation, whose goal is to help every animal live its best life, has joined as the national Presenting Sponsor of the Dog Film Festival™, helping it expand to Los Angeles on June 4 and 5 as well as nine additional cities this year. (See below)
“We are thrilled to help bring the Dog Film Festival to Los Angeles this summer,” said Susanne Kogut, executive director of the Petco Foundation. “This series of films visually relay the Petco for animals and the people who love them. We are excited to celebrate with all dog lovers during this fun-filled festival weekend and showcase these wonderful films that demonstrate thepositive impact dogs have on people’s lives.”
"I am honored to have a prestigious philanthropic organization like the Petco Foundation as our Presenting Sponsor. We are excited to bring animal lovers together to experience the remarkable bond between dogs and their humans and to honor the animal welfare groups that bring them together," said Tracie Hotchner, founder of Dog Film Festival™.
About the Dog Film Festival
In 2014, the first Dog Film Festival™ grew out of Tracie Hotchner’s desire, as a pet wellness advocate, to expand her Radio Pet Lady Network’s outreach to educate the public about adoption, pet wellness issues and philosophical aspects of pets in our lives. The festival is a unique way of honoring dogs as true family members by bringing together like-minded people to experience and celebrate the remarkable human-canine bond. The Dog Film Festival™ shares proceeds from its ticket sales with local shelters and rescue partners wherever it travels.
The Dog Film Festival Is Coming To Your City
Thanks to the Petco Foundation and our other wonderful sponsors, we're hitting the road and will be in twelve cities this year. Check out our schedule and get your tickets now!
Los Angeles, CA - June 4th & 5th
A Bring-Your-Own-Dog Event Benefiting the Lange Foundation and Downtown Dog Rescue
Seattle, WA - June 26th
A Bring-Your-Own-Dog Event Benefiting Seattle Humane
Rochester, NY - July 17th
A Bring-Your-Own-Dog Event Benefiting Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
East Hampton, NY - July 31st & August 2nd
Benefiting The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Great Barrington, MA - August 14th
Benefiting The Berkshire Humane Society
Chicago, IL - September 11th
Benefiting PAWS Chicago
San Diego, CA - September 25th
Benefiting San Diego Humane
New York City - October 15th
Benefiting The Mayor's Alliance for Animals
Sacramento, CA - October 30th
Benefiting Front Street Sacramento
San Antonio, TX - November 13th
Benefiting The Animal Defense League
Santa Fe, NM - March 5th, 2017
Benefiting The Humane Society of Taos
Kansas City, MO - April 2nd, 2017
Benefiting The KC Pet Project
Photos: Courtesy of the Dog Film Festival