Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village in South Miami-Dade County opens its doors, and heart to all pet lovers and family-friendly pets, on leashes and with current vaccinations, to enjoy the third annual “Pet Fest 2011” on Sunday, Jan. 16, noon to 4 p.m.
Returning as Honorary Inaugural Sponsors of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend event are PETCO, Redland Animal Hospital and Pet Chamber of Commerce. New sponsores for 2011 are K-9 Professional In-Home Dog Training as well as Cauley Square’s own Aviary, Tropical Pet Spaw Grooming Center and Top Hat Aquarium.
Zaladin Feline Supplies returns as a boutique vendor joining other exhibitors and animal rescue organizations such as Paws 4 You Rescue, United Wag, MarrVelous Pet Rescues org. and others with pets available for adoptions.
Vendors and exhibitors can call direct to the Cauley Square Administrative Office at 305-258-3543 for details and to reserve space for the event. Additional pet events are scheduled for Sundays in June, July and August.
Dennis Urrutia, owner and operator of K-9 Specialist Professional In Home Dog Training since 1992, will give a special exhibition of fun and effective training methods beginning at 2 p.m. in the main courtyard.
Family-friendly pets are invited and all pets must be on leashes, in cages, as applicable, with current vaccination certificates available.
The outdoor patios of both The Tea Room and The Village Chalet welcome pets to dine with their humans in the gardens.
Cauley Square Village is open to the public with free parking seven days a week with shops closed on Mondays. Shops are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Cauley Square is located at 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. (Take S. Dixie Highway to SW 224th Street.) You can visit online at www.cauleysquare.com.