“You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. 
That's why animals are so soft and huggy.” 

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes


On May 9, 2015 SMAWL will hold its 11th Annual Animal Fair.  This is a festival that is attended by approximately 1,000 people AND THEIR PETS.  The fair features non-stop demonstrations, pet games, vendors, micro chipping, a pet pageant, pet adoptions, a silent auction, a pet parade, a Blessing of the Pets and much more!

The purpose of Animal Fair is to create interest and generate support for local animal welfare and rescue groups and their supporting industries.  Our goal is to stage a quality event in order to help SMAWL raise much needed funds to continue our no-kill rescue and adoption programs.  100% of the profits benefit animal rescue.

There are many opportunities to participate:

  1. Vendors – this is the day before Mother’s Day and a great opportunity to support SMAWL and shop for a wonderful gift for mom!  For more information see the attached Vendor Form.
  2. Sponsorship – there are five sponsorship levels.  Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Memorial.  For additional information see the attached Sponsorship Form.
  3. Silent Auction – we’d like our Silent Auction to be better than ever.  If you’d like to donate see the attached Silent Auction Form.
  4. King/Queen Contest.  Does your pet have what it takes to be the King or Queen of Animal Fair?  Imagine if EVERYONE entered their pet to be King or Queen – the benefit to SMAWL would be immeasurable.  For additional information see the attached King/Queen form.
  5. Rescue – Are you affiliated with an animal rescue organization?  If so, we’d love to have you there.  There is a lower vendor fee (if you’re selling something) and if you are there for adoptions or information/education purposes there is no charge.  We want you there and want your furbabies to have the best opportunity possible to be adopted.  For additional information see the attached Rescue & Nonprofit Group Registration form.
  6. Volunteer – we’re looking for folks to help us out on the day of the event.  If you’re interested send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll get you signed up.
  7. Attend Animal Fair on May 9th!  See the attached flyer and please, share with your friends, family and co-workers.

As always THANK YOU for your support!




resqSMAWL is now partners with ResQThreads.  People can visit their site at www.resqthreads.com; at checkout, select SMAWL from the list of rescue partners and SMAWL will receive a percentage of your purchase.

Contact Us

St. Mary's Animal Welfare League
P.O. Box 1232
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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Adoption Events

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday
10AM - 2PM at Petco in
California, MD

The Cat Castle, in Callaway Villiage Shopping Center, is open on Sat and Sun from 11-3 and on weekdays by appointment.

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Animal Fair Event Downloads

  • Event Flyer
  • Registration
  • Sponsorship Forms
  • Vendor Form
  • Auction Donor Form
  • King and Queen Registration