The Doggie Street Festival unites rescue community and animal lovers

The Doggie Street Festival will bring cute, adoptable pets together in one place on Dec. 3.

This pet adoption event unites more than 25 rescue groups with adoptable dogs and cats who've been abandoned because of shelters or owners are unable to keep them. Additionally, the festival will feature music, food, veterinary tips, guest speakers and a kids' art area.

Pet professionals and veterinarians will also be on site to speak about topics surrounding pet nutrition, health and spay/neuter training.

The festival was founded in San Diego in 2009 and during its inaugural event, brought together more than 35 breed-specific rescue groups, agencies and city shelters throughout the county. Over 125 dogs found new homes during the event and since then the numbers have increased each festival. 

New to this year's festival is the Festival Hero Awards where awards are given to rescue dogs who have saved human lives.

The free festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Doggie Street Festival, NTC Park in Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Rd., Point Loma, doggiestreetfestival.org

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