9th Annual Dog Jog!

Join us on Saturday, April 29 at the Grange Fairgrounds for the 9th Annual Dog Jog 5K Race and 1.5 mile walk!  All participants receive a shirt, bandana, and goodie bag!  There will also be a Microchip Clinic, Agility Training, Silent Auction, Vendor Fair, Prizes, DJ, Food, and FUN!!!  All proceeds benefit Pets Come First!

Centre Gives 2017



Support Pets Come First by donating through Centre Gives – an annual 36-hour online giving event where a portion of the money donated is matched from the Centre Foundation!  In 2017 the event will be held on May 9 and 10.  Go to https://centregives.org/organizations/5-pets-come-first to make your donation!


Thank you for the support!

Feed Animals and Save at Cricket Wireless!

Cricket Wireless at One-Stop and Pets Come First are teaming up to help you save money and to help pets in need that are looking for their furever home!  During the month of April, stop by the Lewistown or State College locations with a bag of dog, cat, or kitten food to save $15 off the purchase of a cellular phone or accessory!

Doggie Fashion Show!


Join us for the 1st Annual Doggie Fashion Show on Saturday, November 19 at Centre Hills Country Club in State College!  Lunch is served at noon, with the fashion show and jewelry auction to follow.  Reserve your seat online today – proceeds to benefit Pets Come First!  Remember that “Compassion is always in fashion!”

Wine Tasting 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE 2016 WINE TASTING EVENT!  We will be back again next year!!


Join us for the 2016 Take the Back Road Wine Tasting event on Saturday, May 14 5pm – 8pm.

The event this year will be OUTSIDE to allow us to spread out and enjoy the spring weather! Please bring a chair to relax and take in the music by Jason Thomas.  All proceeds go directly to Pets Come First, including funds raised during the Silent Auction.  Tickets are $25 per individual person, and $40 per pair!

Tickets and Wine will be sold at the event!  We hope to see you there!


2016 Wine Poster


Centre Gives

2016 Facebook Picture


The 5th Annual Centre Gives donation campaign will be held from 6am on May 3rd through 6pm on May 4th!  Supporters can donate directly through this page in the form below, or go to this link during the event times to donate for Pets Come First!  There is $100,000 available in matching funds from the Centre Foundation, and last year PCF raised over $12,000 through this campaign.  Please mark your calendar and donate on these two days!  Thank you to the Centre Foundation for this wonderful opportunity for area organizations!

8th Annual Dog Jog!

Please join us on April 30, 2016 at Grange Fairgrounds for the 8th Annual DOG JOG 5K run and 1 mile walk to support Pets Come First!  Pre-registration is now open!  You can participate with or without a dog!  We are also looking for volunteers, sponsors, and vendors for the event!

Support our furry friends!



Please consider helping to support our furry friends this holiday season!  There are multiple ways to help the local animals of Central Pennsylvania!

Donate online!  Monetary donations are the most flexible way to donate!


Click to donate Kuranda beds directly to Pets Come First!  These are durable beds used in the kennels and cages at the shelter.

Kuranda Dog



Select Pets Come First on Amazon Smile, shop as you normally would, and 0.5% will be donated directly to PCF!



You can also view the Pets Come First Amazon Wish List!

Pets Come First Amazon Wish List


Save the Dates!

Save the Date

Remember to save the following dates for 2016!  More information will be posted and become available as the events get closer.  We thank you for supporting these events, and hope we see you there again this year!  If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please email here.


February 13 – Valentine’s Day Dance – Boalsburg Fire Hall

April 30 – Dog Jog 2016 5K and Walk – Grange Fairgrounds

May 14 – “Take a Back Road” Wine Tasting – Seven Mountains Winery




Happy Valley’s 1st Annual Strongest Monster Competition!

Help support Pets Come First by participating in Happy Valley’s 1st Annual Strongest Monster Competition at 11am on Saturday, October 31 at Spring Creek Park in State College!  Click here for the official Facebook Event, and see below for additional details!

Strongest Man

This inaugural event will feature Strongman style challenges to test you while competing for the title of Happy Valley’s Strongest Monster. Prizes will be awarded for different age, gender and body weight categories.


  • Frame Carry
  • Tire Flip
  • Continental Clean and Press
  • Iron Cross
  • Truck Pull

EARLY WEIGH INS are available Friday October 30th 6-8 pm at Victory Sports and Fitness, in Hills Plaza.

Since this event is on Halloween, costumes are encouraged!

For sending registration forms, questions, or ways to donate, please contact us at happyvalleysstrongestmonster@gmail.com

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pets Come First!