Pet Fest in Kennett Square May 13 features exotic pets, contests, music and even a pet psychic

KENNETT SQUARE >> Dogs have an afterlife, and if you want to communicate with a beloved pet who has passed on, you won’t want to miss the second annual Pet Fest May 13 at Anson Nixon Park.

Larrie Blomer, a pet psychic, is just one of the featured attractions at the Pet Fest, a non-profit event being staged by the Kennett Square Rotary Club.

“Dogs have an afterlife, absolutely, and they go to the same place as humans do,” said Blomer, who said she can help people communicate with their pets to better understand their behaviors, feelings and needs. “You can fully expect that your deceased beloved canine partner is waiting for you (after death).”

Blomer said she learned she had a “sixth sense” as a child, and has learned to channel her gift to have telepathic conversations with animals. She said she has the ability to understand behaviors, thoughts and needs of pets.


“Animals communicate vocally (barking, meowing, mooing) they just don’t communicate verbally,” she said. “I can talk to them even if they have passed on. There are many different aspects to psychic ability. I work in a variety of ways. At the Pet Fest, I will be focusing on animal communication.”

Blomer recommends pet owners bring a photo of their pet if it has passed on. Pet owners who bring their pet to her at the Pet Fest can expect to feel connected in a way they never have before. Blomer typically charges $50 for a 30-minute reading, but her services are free at the Pet Fest.

The Pet Fest will feature all types of animals, even exotic ones. Bob’s Critters Exotic Animal Show will be on hand.

”I will bring a variety of snakes, a bearded dragon, a blue tongue skink, a variety of geckos, turtles, a toad, a tarantula and hissing cockroaches,” said Mike Buleza of Bob’s Critters. “All of my animals are safe to touch and hold. I guarantee the children and adults will enjoy their experience.”

Children of all ages will be able to touch and hold the exotic animals.

There will be a blessing of the pets every hour given by Rev. Annalie Korengal of Unionville Presbyterian Church. A Pet First Aid workshop will be given by PETS First Aid & CPR. Photographer Danielle Vennard will be on hand to take portrait photos of pets and their families.

There will also be Lefty’s Fuzzy Butts Doggie 1K Walk, sponsored by Terry Lynn’s Pet Sitters. It starts at 2 p.m. with a $20 registration fee. Medals, T-shirts and swag bags will be available for the first 50 entrants. Water bowls will be placed along the pet route.

There will be a doggie fashion show, a dog agility course and a Dress Up Your Pet Contest with prizes for Looks Like Its Owner, and Best Dressed.

Dogs and cats can be adopted at the Pet Fest. There will also be a silent auction with pet and non-pet items. Live Music by “Younger Than Charlie” and Bruce Richards Group.”

Food trucks will be at the Pet Fest, including LaBamba Mexican food.

The Pet Fest starts at noon and ends a 4 p.m., rain or shine.

“We are trying to make the Pet Fest as fun as we can,” said Brian Roberts of the Kennett Square Rotary Club.

Proceeds of the Pet Fest will go to La Mancha Animal Rescue, The Garage Community Youth Center, Family Promise of Southern Chester County, Kennett Senior Center, KAU Little League, Maternal Child Health Consortium, Kennett Area Community Service, Boy Scout Troop 53 and the Kennett Library.

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