Puptoberfest is a family and dog friendly, super fun event and our signature annual fundraising event. The original purpose was a reunion for our adopted dogs and volunteers, and over the years it has grown to be that and a huge community event (Rain or Shine).
Over 5,000 attendees - influential business professionals, community leaders, philanthropic donors and families, adoptable dogs, 75+ vendors, 8 food trucks, live band, kid and dog activities, 50/50, Tricky Tray, Terrie Carr and WDHA Radio - all who believe in the no-kill philosophy that no dog or cat deserves to die simply because it does not have a home.
Eleventh Hour Rescue is made up of dedicated volunteers who believe that innocent pets deserve love and a place to live where they are honored and cared for. We rescue dogs and cats at their Eleventh Hour--when they are scheduled to be put to death by shelters that can no longer care for them. We give them all the medical attention they require, a place to live, and through our adoption services, a second chance at a happy and fulfilled life. We get paid in kisses, purrs, and tail wags. We cannot stop. We will not stop, until all the cages are empty.
Money raised at Puptoberfest enables Eleventh Hour Rescue to continue its mission of rescuing dogs and cats on death row, providing much needed medical care and loving homes. Eleventh Hour Rescue is the largest 100% no-kill rescue in New Jersey and in 2017 saved 3000 dogs and cats and found homes for them. We provide a loving environment for all our animals until they are adopted. We never give up hope for each and every one of them. Because Eleventh Hour Rescue is spearheaded by a group of passionate volunteers, the return on investment is very high. In addition to making a difference in an animal's and adopter's life, you will benefit from increased exposure and goodwill throughout the community and in the workplace.
If you want to be a vendor: the costs are:
10'x10' - $100 ($115 after September 1)
10'x20' - $135 ($150 after September 1)
Only the space is provided. Vendor is responsible for all their own supplies, including tent, table and chairs.
Eleventh Hour Rescue relies on the generosity of its volunteers, friends and family, and the community. without the generosity of the community, we will not be able to continue our efforts on behalf of these helpless animals. We are the last chance for many of these wonderful animals - not due to anything they have done - but due to the circumstances they were found in.