North Hills Healthy Pet Day 2018

On Saturday, Healthy Pet Products hosted its 10th annual Healthy Pet Day event. This four-hour fun-filled event ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its North Hills store located on McKnight Road and included free seminars, complimentary samples, and in-store sales on all-natural food, supplements, and more.

Various local pet-related vendors joined in the festivities, many offering prizes and giveaways via the store’s basket raffles with all proceeds benefiting the on-site rescues attending Healthy Pet Day.

raffle baskets on display during Healthy Pet Day 2018

Two- and four-legged customers enjoyed browsing the baskets and special deals on their favorite treats and toys. Chloe was especially excited to see what her parents picked out for her whereas Gander patiently waited by his mom’s side as she filled out her raffle tickets.

dogs shopping in Healthy Pet Products during Healthy Pet Day 2018

One of my favorite parts of the day was getting to meet and photograph some of the adorable fur babies. There were puppies galore this year! Just look at these two!

young puppies attending Healthy Pet Day 2018

dogs enjoying outdoor activities at Healthy Pet Day 2018

The Healthy Pet Products parking lot transformed into an outdoor event area with vendor tents welcoming Pittsburgh’s best pet-friendly businesses and several fantastic local rescue groups like the¬†American Brittany Rescue, Three Rivers Greyhounds, The Proper Pit Bull, and Senior Hearts Rescue & Renewal. Puppy Cake was definitely a doggy-favorite for those looking to cool off as the morning clouds cleared and bright sunshine added to the heat of the day.

Senior Hearts Rescue & Renewal volunteer petting a senior dog during Healthy Pet Day 2018

rescue greyhounds collecting donations at Healthy Pet Day 2018

American Brittany Rescue dog greeting customers at Healthy Pet Day 2018

Boston terrier tasting Puppy Cake ice cream during Healthy Pet Day 2018

McCandless Sgt. Bryan Madden and his partner, K9 Officer Joy, presented an impressive police dog demonstration that attracted a large crowd. It was great watching their connection and loyalty as Joy demonstrated how she detects drugs in a vehicle and performed a K9 bite.

McCandless Police k9 officer performing a bite during Healthy Pet Day 2018

I love how engaged all the dogs were as they watched this high-energy demonstration  from the sidewalk.

dogs lounging on the sidewalk during Healthy Pet Day 2018

A big thank-you to Healthy Pet Products for inviting me to photograph and exhibit at this year’s Healthy Pet Day! I’m looking forward to next year!

Bark & Gold Photography vendor display at Healthy Pet Day 2018

Healthy Pet Products is an all-natural and organic pet store with two locations in the greater Pittsburgh area. To learn more, visit its website at or stop by its North Hills store in the Pine Creek Shopping Center or its South Hills location on Washington Road in McMurray.

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