The 14th-annual Pet Fest brought dogs and their owners who came, sat and stayed at the Missoula Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

Attendees to the event on Sept. 14, 2019, participated in competitions, walked through vendors’ booths, and met dogs that were up for adoption from local shelters. This year’s competitions included the Wacky Wiener Dog Dash, a Peanut Butter Lick, the Mutt Run and Best Pet Trick, among others.

Hannah Kubert, a fifth-year senior at UM, came to the festival with her Boxer, Roxer. Roxer participated in the Best Pet Trick competition, where he played dead. Kubert came to help out at the Showcase Pet Grooming booth, where she works selling Griz gear for dogs and handing out free treat samples.

“I think it’s a really good opportunity for people to socialize their dogs and also learn more about what services are offered in Missoula for dogs, and get free cookies,” she said. “Who can turn down free cookies?”

This weekend’s event wasn’t just for dogs, however. There were also miniature ponies and donkeys to take photos with, face painting and cotton candy and food trucks for the human attendees. Pet Fest is moving locations for next year’s festival, to its original location in Caras Park.