4th Annual Unleash the Holiday Cheer

Save the Date for San Diego's largest and most fun Pet & Military Appreciation event of the year...Traci's Paws 4th Annual Unleash the Holiday Cheer presented by The McBeth Foundation, with our platinum partner Batta Fulkerson Law Group!

Bringing our community together to raise awareness to pet adoption and military appreciation with a FUN pet and kid friendly holiday festival...with sponsored pet adoption fees to military & veteran families who want to adopt and are approved with our rescues at our event!

You and your family and pets will enjoy the following:

Gamez on Wheelz Game Truck & Laser Tag

Special GUEST Performer to be announced!

Santa photos for you, your kids and pets, AND gifts from Santa too!

Holiday Vendor Village for Holiday Shopping with Military discounts

San Diego Sockers Meet and Greet

Santa's Workshop with fun craft activities for Kids & Adults

Face Painting by Bryan

Pet Costume Contest with THOUSANDS in Prizes!

Gifts for Military and Veterans in time for the holidays for adults & children (So far we have over $12,000 in gifts like 16 American Girl Dolls, Toy Car sets, Gift Certificates and SO MUCH MORE!!)


This year our event is FREE to all! Since 2016, Traci's Paws has raised $103,421.85 in gifts that have gone to 127 military families, and raised an additional $31,197.45 that has gone to help save over 60 homeless pets lives and unite them with some of these amazing military families!



CIVILIANS: We will have 50 VIP Gift bags for $10. These can be ordered ahead of time through November 30th at 7pm PST ONLY, and may be picked up the day of event. Each bag will have your name for easy pick up. The entire event's activities are free except for vendors selling their products or services, and rescues collecting deposits along with their Adoption Applications at the Pet Adoption Village.

We will have a list with names and how many tickets to give at the Welcome Booth, please bring your ID with name that you ordered with or copy of your Eventbrite ticket.


If you order a Military Entry Ticket you must show proof of ID at the event in order to receive your Welcome Bag and Military Appreciation Drawing tickets. Welcome Bags for 18 years and up only. Kids will get Gift Bags from Santa.

Each Military Family with ID will receive one complimentary Welcome bag, and will receive complimentary Military Appreciation Drawing tickets for each item we have available on the day of the event. You must be present to win, sadly we do not have the funding to mail gifts.

If you're interested in the Military sponsored pet adoption you must meet adoption requirements by the rescue organization beneficiary at Unleash the Holiday Cheer. Subject to limitations on availability of animals and sponsored adoptions as long as funds are available. The military adoption sponsorship applies to active duty, reserve and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard, and/or immediate family members.

Please bring your photo ID and one of the following to receive the Military Adoption Sponsorship:
• Military ID
• Dependent ID
• Veterans ID
• DD-214 and Driver’s License
• NGB Form 22

2016-2018, we raised $31,197 to sponsor pet adoption fees for our local military and veteran community.
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***This is a charity event supporting our local rescue organizations and military & veteran community. Sorry, there are no refunds for any tickets available with the event (as they are donations). This event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, proper cover and additional tents will be provided.
Sorry, due to San Diego Park Rules and Regulations, we are unable to have smoking or alcoholic beverages on premises. (There are restaurants with alcohol right across the street.)
Uniting military & veteran families with homeless pets since 2016!





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Previous Dates & Times

  • Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 11:00am - 2:00 pm


NTC Park
2455 Cushing Rd

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