FAQs

We are glad you are here checking out the frequently asked questions! Hopefully this means you are planning to attend the You Must Love Dogs Fest, but just have a question or two!

ATTENDING

You Must Love Dogs Fest

Participating IN

You Must Love Dogs Fest

  • Where is You Must Love Dogs Fest?

    It’s at Raymond James Stadium (South Parking Lot) at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33607

  • How do I find Raymond James Stadium?

    FROM THE NORTH:

    I-75 to I-275 to Himes Avenue or North Dale Mabry. Stadium is approximately one mile north of I-275, between Himes and Dale Mabry.

     

    FROM THE SOUTH (SARASOTA AND BRADENTON):

    I-75 to I-4 West to I-275 South to Himes Avenue North or North Dale Mabry.

     

    Or I-75 North to I-275 North to North Dale Mabry. Stadium is approximately one mile north of I-275, between Himes and Dale Mabry.

     

    FROM THE EAST (ORLANDO):

    I-4 West to I-275 South to Himes Avenue North or North Dale Mabry. Stadium is approximately one mile north of I-275, between Himes and Dale Mabry.

     

    FROM THE WEST:

    I-275 to North Dale Mabry. Or Highway 60 East to Spruce Street East to North Dale Mabry. Stadium is approximately one mile north of I-275, between Himes and Dale Mabry.

  • How much does it cost to attend?

    We have three ticket options:

    Online Ticket Price:
    Kids – $5.00
    Adults – $10.00
    (Good until midnight September 30, 2016)

    Door Price: (day of event)
    Kids Under 5 - FREE
    Kids – $10.00*
    Adults – $15.00

    BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICES!

  • I have a food allergy or gluten intolerance, can I attend?

    We really hope so! We always ask participating vendors to include gluten-free items, although most dishes are not prepared in certified gluten-free kitchens. Have a different allergy? Make sure to ask the vendor prior to purchase for ingredients.

     

    *Note: if you have a severe allergy, please be cautious. We cannot guarantee that items served have not come into contact with allergens you are sensitive too.

     

    **Note: this also applies to pets. Please be cautious. We cannot guarantee that the items served have not come into contact with allergens your pet is sensitive too.

  • When should I show up for You Must Love Dogs Fest?

    Doors opens at 11:00am. Event ends at 7pm.

  • I’m running late! Can I still get in?

    Absolutely! As long as you have your ticket

    (un-redeemed), with your Name & ID matching the ticket, you are more than welcome to come in when

    you please during event hours.

     

    Please Note: This event is first come-first serve, so

    there is a chance you could be missing out on some awesome samples, prizes and treats for your pup.

  • I have a physical disability. Is Raymond James Stadium South Parking Lot an accessible space?

    Yes! This is one of the many, many reasons we love them. All of the information about accessibility is available from their website.

  • Is this event kid friendly?

    Yes! Kids will love this event and we say bring the whole family. With so many pups around, your little one is sure to make some friends.

  • Are other pets allowed?

    No. With this being our inaugural event, we are only allowing dogs to enter until we can get a better understanding of our attendees, their pets and flow of the event schedule. We also want to make sure your other pets (cats, monkeys, squirrels, pet alligators etc.) are kept safe and are not spooked by the presence of so many dogs. Even if they are in a stroller or carrier, we cannot let them enter. After this event, we will determine the best practices moving forward. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    *Note: We are not responsible for any dogs that may be aggressive towards other dogs. Please keep a close eye on your dog(s) to ensure his/her safety.

  • Should my dog be on a leash?

    Yes! All pets must be on a leash to enter You Must Love Dogs Fest HOWL-O-WEEN. We ask that they remain on the leash throughout the event. If you would like for your dog to roam free, Please take them to a un-leash designated area, displayed on the event map.

     

    *Note: It is the owner’s responsibility to keep up with their pets. You Must Love Dogs Fest is not responsible for your pets. Please keep a close eye and make sure your pet stay safe.

  • Who Is You Must Love Dogs Fest?

    Humane Society of Pinellas County and Puppot.com have partnered up to host the largest dog Howl-O-Ween festival in Tampa Bay history,

     

    The purpose of You Must Love Dogs Fest HOWL-O-WEEN is to create a commonplace where people and their pets can enjoy each other during a festival. Meeting other dog lovers and helping your pup find new dog friends has never been easier.

     

    This event is designed to be as dog friendly as possible, but also have human activity that builds’ friendships with people with similar interest. If you don't have a pet, but love dogs - this is still the perfect event for you.

     

    All proceeds from You Must Love Dogs Fest go towards Humane Society of Pinellas County.

  • About Humane Society of Pinellas County

    Humane Society of Pinellas County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been caring for animals and our community since 1949. Not just an adoption agency, the Humane Society of Pinellas provides life-saving care and services to help keep pets and people together. Their mission is to strengthen the bonds between pets and people by offering an enriching environment for our animals, providing learning opportunities for our community, and matching the right animal to the right forever home.

  • About Puppot.com & Kris Rotonda

    Kris Rotonda, Founder & CEO of YouMustLoveDogsDating.com created the first dating site for dog owners. Since Kris struggled with finding that right match, he thought other dog owners might be experiencing the same dilemma. It was while putting the dating site together that Kris was lucky enough to meet Denise and fall in love. After launching the dating website, the two collaborated on creating a special doggy cooking show for YouTube called the Doggy Cooking Network—where Denise’s invented recipes and the couple’s playful antics while cooking garnered them a unique following. The couple also created the PupPot—the complete Doggy Cooking System that provides a simple, way to prepare healthy meals, snacks and treats for your best friend.

  • How can my business support the You Must

    Love Dogs Fest HOWL-O-WEEN?

    Your business can support You Must Love Dogs Fest by becoming a sponsor or by donating prizes or gift baskets to be raffled to attendees as door prizes. For more information please contact Timothy Bennett via email: youmustlovedogsfest@gmail.com.

  • Who do I talk to if I would like to volunteer?

    Thank you for considering to volunteer. We anticipate we will need over 500 volunteers to successfully execute this event. We can’t do it without you.

     

    Please email: youmustlovedogsfest@gmail.com to sign up. Thank you to all volunteers!

  • I want to showcase my food. Can I enter as a

    food vendor?

    Registration is open now till September 15, 2016. Email youmustlovedogsfest@gmail.com to sign up as a Food Vendor.

     

    Cost to be a food vendor: $250.00

  • So anyone can be a food vendor?

    No, you must be a restaurant, bakery, food truck, boutique or caterer with the proper legal license/permit to handle in order to serve food.

  • I want to be a Non-Food Vendor.

    What do I do next?

    Email youmustlovedogsfest@gmail.com here to sign up. Registration is open now till September 15, 2016. Unfortunately Non-Food Vendor spaces is very limited.

     

    Space is only available on first come-first serve basis. We encourage you to register as soon as possible.

  • I want to be a Sponsor at You Must Love

    Dogs Fest.

     

    Who do I contact for sponsorship information?

    We are happy you are interested in joining us as a partner for You Must Love Dogs Fest. Please visit [place sponsorship page link here] for a sponsorship kit.

     

    For more information please email youmustlovedogsfest@gmail.com.

  • I am with the media and would like information about You Must Love Dogs Fest. Who do I contact?

    For media inquiries. Please email youmustlovedogsfest@gmail.com.

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