PETS AND THE FESTIVAL
The Festival is pet ready
IS YOUR PET FESTIVAL READY?
For the third year in a row, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has teamed up with Mars Petcare and the Better Cities For Pets™ program to ensure dogs are healthy, happy and safe. As part of the partnership with Mars Petcare, the Festival provides fun and safe opportunities for your fur baby to be a part of it all!
Amenities for dogs and their owners include select virtual event participation, exclusive giveaways, and other helpful resources for pet parents in the city! Our goal is to create a positive experience for all four-legged attendees throughout the Festival.
GETTING YOUR PET FESTIVAL READY
We want everyone to feel comfortable bringing their dogs to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in the places where social distancing is permitted. Below are a few things to keep in mind before you enjoy the blossoms with your furry friend.
Prepare for your pet
We will have hydration stations, treats, waste bags and relief areas available at the Festival, but please come prepared with anything specific your dog may need outside of your home.
Keep your furry friend leashed
To protect your dog, it’s important to keep your dog on a leash to ensure they are secure in the crowd and other attendees don’t get any unwanted attention.
Keep it clean
Please be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pet.
Keep in mind any impending inclement weather and plan accordingly for your pet.
Be your dog’s best advocate
Know your dog, including what they like and do not like, so you can know if the festival environment will be appropriate for them. If you have a nervous pup, or if your pet doesn’t like being around large groups of people, keep that in mind as the Festival draws thousands of people per day.