Pet Policy

Yes, you can bring your furry friend, but please READ the following information: 

All pets must be signed in and registered at the front gate. Pets must be up to date on vaccinations. The immunization requirement only applies to dogs, cats, and ferrets. A rabies tag is acceptable as proof of immunization. Dogs must be on a fixed lead or a locked retractable lead, no longer than 6 feet, at all times.  No female pets in heat can attend. 

Only bring your pet along if it is well-behaved, non-aggressive, and does not get stressed in crowded, stimulating and noisy situations. There are all kinds of other animals, costumes, wheelchairs, and lots of people at the event. 

No pets are permitted in common areas of the event, except for assistance animals. Owners may be asked what service the animal provides and must have the animal properly restrained.

We follow the ADA service dog law, which specifically states how “service animal” is defined:

Service animals are defined as animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task an amimal has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.

 

Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Therefore, we do not allow emotional support animals in public areas. You can bring these animals to comfort you at the event, but they must stay in camp.

 

Always ask the owners permission to pet or touch their animal.  Some animals are working and even the most well-behaved pets can be startled, especially when already excited by their surroundings.

 

For sanitary and health reasons, you should bring your own portable water bowl/container for your pet. You can fill it at the water spigots.  You are always responsible for cleaning up animal messes and disposing of them in proper receptacles.

 

We reserve the right to ask any pet and owner to leave if, in our opinion, their conduct is objectionable or is unsafe.