• Enter the Petapalooza Contest for “pawsome” prizes and for a chance for your pet to be a Chestnut Hill star!


      To participate, post a photo of your pet in one (or all) categories: Makes Biggest Mess, Finds Strangest Place to Hide, Most Helpful, and Most Unusual Pet! Make sure to let us know in the caption which category you are submitting in!

      Finally, tag @chestnuthillpa and use the hashtag #Petapalooza.

      Enter now through August 5 for a chance to win:

      ·         $25 gift certificate to Bone Appetite 

      ·         $25 gift certificate to CHBA

      ·         30 minute training session with Bad Dog Good Dog training

      ·         $25 gift certificate to Weavers Way


      A winner will be chosen at random for each category. ANY PET is eligible!


Sunday, August 8

11 AM-2 PM

Calling all animal lovers! At Petapalooza, the Chestnut Hill Business District and Weavers Way Co-op join forces to celebrate our four-legged friends, with a variety of activities for both animals and their favorite humans along Germantown Avenue.

Petapalooza is a celebration of all things “PETS.” Guests can treat their furry pals to a day in the refreshing doggie pools; try their luck with our many Petapalooza raffles; try out pet treat samples; take some photos on our Petapalooza runway; and put their best nose forward for a pet caricaturist, while their little human friends can enjoy face painting. Dog owners will have the chance to visit dog training exhibitions while also visiting onsite pet providers. Exhibitors include Weavers Way Pet Store, The Bone Appetite, Queenie’s Pets, Fairmount Barks, Hilltop Books and more.

For those guests without a furry friend, more than a dozen pet rescue and adoption agencies including organizations such as the German Shepherd Rescue, Blind Dog Rescue, French Bulldog Rescue Network, Noah’s Ark, Luvin’ Bunnies, Kelly’s Cats will be on location with animals looking for their forever homes.

Participating Chestnut Hill restaurants and bars will offer “Yappy Hour” specials. Pets are welcome to join their two legged-friends at participating establishment

  • Cosimo’s: “Pupperoni Pizza” –

8624 Germantown Ave

  • El Poquito: Drink specials lavender lemonade and blackberry Arnold Palmer –

8201 Germantown Ave

  • Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Café: “Bark”aritas

8229 Germantown Ave

  • Chestnut Hill Brewing Co: “$5 Newfie Nectars”

8229 Germantown Ave

  • Campbell’s Place:: “DogTails: –

8337 Germantown Ave

Businesses offering Petapalooza Sales

This free and family-friendly event is open to locals and visitors alike. Many Chestnut Hill shops are dog-friendly, and attendees should be sure to look for the “Dogs Welcome Here” balloons in storefront windows.

Children of America8701 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

  • Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo

Corner of Germantown Avenue and E Highland Ave

  • Pet rescues (except Noah’s ark) and vendors 
  • Collection area for donation
  • Dog swimming pools (Parking lot of cake. 8501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118)
  • Raffle tickets and Raffle Prizes announced
  • Petapalooza runway and photo booth (14 E Highland Ave)

Bone Appetite 8517 Germantown Avenue

  • Caricaturist
  • Treat sampling
  • Noah’s Ark rescue project

Weavers Way parking lot  (30 W Highland Ave Parking)

  • Dog Parkour
  • Face Painting
  • Backyard Chickens