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The VIP-E (Very Important Puppy Experience)

Proceeds to go to the Pet Partner of your choice!

In                                 In addition to the free festival -                                                                The VIP-E Ticket includes the following:                           

One registration per human required

  • FREE Beer Samplers in the Beer Garden for the Human (21+)
  • FREE Rescue Dog Games Dog Bandanna (first 500)
  • FREE lure chase for your Dog!
  • FREE Dog Interactive Art Project
  • FREE Dog/Human give ways!!!
  • FREE Dog & Their Human Photo Booth
  • YOU get to choose which pet partner will receive proceeds from your ticket!!
  • FREE Frisbee Disc Dog Clinic 1:30 - 2:30 (limited space)

Fabulous Rescue Dog Games ---Event Day Features.  Here are some to look forward to...The festival is filled with interactive FUN for Dogs & Their Humans!

Hollywood Feed Kissing Booth

Hollywood Feed Kissing Booth

Can you get your dog to kiss your face?! Without any treats or food? See who can get their dog to kiss (lick) their face the longest. Who doesn't like a big, sloppy kiss? The contestant with the longest continuous kissing time WINS!

Dog Days Splash Party

Dog Days Splash Party

Dogs know how to have fun...and especially when there is water involved!  Let them splash away in the Dog Days pools and Splash party!

Kroger Mountain of Pet Food

Kroger Mountain of Pet Food

PLEASE do not forget to bring un-opened Pet Food to donate to the Atlanta Humane Society Pet Food Pantry and contribute to the Kroger Mountain of Pet Food @ Rescue Dog Games.

chalk art

Chalk Art-Dog Walk

NEW this year-Bringing Dogs to life in chalk!  Watch our featured artist: Jessi Queen create onsite & enter the free Chalk Contest to shine a light on DOGS and pet adoption! Check off that you want to compete on the Rescue Dog Games registration

Arrow St. PAW-trick's Costume Contest

Arrow Exterminators St. PAW-trick's Day Costume Contest

Wear the green for good luck for you and your dog.  Have your dog strut their stuff in the St. PAW-trick's Day Costume Contest.  It's their time to shine!  


Dressed for the Party

Stand at the starting line as you dress your dog in a party outfit and then adorably race with you as you make your way to the finish line. Select our dog party outfits! Top times WIN!

Disc Dog Clinic & Competition

Frisbee-Disc Dog Clinic & Competition

NEW this year-- The Greater Atlanta Dog and Disc Club will be holding a Frisbee throwing clinic and a Novice & Junior competition. Register for Rescue Dog Games -The VIP-E will give you the option for the Disc Clinic & click here to register for the competition 

lure chase

Dog Lure Chase

A festival favorite...The dog lure chase!  Let your dog get their zoooomies out!  No experience necessary--they chase the lure around and have fun!  Free to our VIP-E Ticket holders!

All human/dog teams that pre-register will be entered in the drawing!

Festival hours are 1 pm - 6 pm

When you arrive, stop by the Registration Tent for your entry bracelet and door prize tickets.
PLAY all day long with your dog.  This is a celebration for dogs & their humans!
Great prizes with Winners announced throughout the day!


  • 1:00
    • Onsite Registration Open (throughout the day)--convert your pre registration to an entry bracelet
    • Chalk Art Dog Walk Contest Begins (free to join)
  • 1:30 - 2:30
    • Frisbee Disc Dog Clinic (part of the VIP-E Ticket)
  • 2:30 -
    • Enter the Arrow Exterminator St. Paw-trick's Day Doggie Costume Contest! 
  • 3:00
    • Adoptable dogs from each Pet Partner organization will compete in the Dressed for the Party competition (see your next best friend play and then talk with the organization about adopting!)
  • 3:30
    • Watch in awe the GADDC Disc Dog Show
    • Enter the Doggie-Human Dance-off Contest!!
  • 4:30
    • Watch in awe the GADDC Disc Dog Show
  • ALL DAY 1:00 - 6:00
    • Hang out with all the cool dogs enjoying the VIP-E  (Very Important Puppy Experience) and enjoy all day long:
  • Interactive Dog/Human Game Stations
  • Hollywood Feed Kissing Booth
  • Dog Days Splash Party
  • Dressed for the Party Game Station
  • Dog Lure Chase
  • Disc Dog Competition to watch some pros and/or compete in the amateur division!
  • Chalk Art Dog Walk--watch our featured artist create & enter the chalk competition
  • Dog art projects (inside Park Tavern)
  • Dog/human photo booth (inside Park Tavern)
  • Beer garden, music, entertainment (inside Park Tavern)
  • Adoptable dogs on site--meet your next best friend!

When you purchase the VIP-E Ticket-- you get to choose the Pet Partner to benefit from your proceeds