Gulfport's Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating non-profit rescue groups.

Gulfport’s Get Rescued


Gulfport’s Get Rescued, Bark-B-Que and Tails at Twilight
will take place on:

Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Historic Gulfport Waterfront District
3129 Beach Boulevard South
Gulfport, Florida 33707

Gulfport’s Get Rescued

Gulfport’s Get Rescued – 12th Anniversary

Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its 12th annual event to take place on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. 

This popular event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfport’s Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating non-profit rescue groups.

From 10am to 6pm, animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise money and awareness for their causes.

Additionally, animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet Related activities will include an adoptable pet parade, pet care education, pet services, a pet food  and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, a Bark-B-Que, food, DJ music & more. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own critter companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition.

Well behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome!

The daytime event is free for the public to attend, with plenty of free parking in and around the area.

Salty’s will celebrate its 3rd anniversary by hosting the 3rd annual Bark-B-Que from 11AM to 6 PM, or until sold out. 

Hamburgers, hot dogs and “Doggie Daiquiris” are on the menu. A donation of $5.00 will get you a burger, a bag of chips and a soda, or two hotdogs, a bag of chips and a soda. 

All-natural frozen treats for the pups will be available for $2.00.  We’ll have your sweet tooth covered as well, with a wide variety of goodies available at the Bake Sale and there will also be a “Pick-A-Prize” raffle with a wonderful selection of items from our very generous donors. 

All proceeds will be going directly to Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser.

Bark-B-Que is sponsored by Salty’s, Stella’s Deli, O’Maddy’s and The Tampa Bay Adventures Meet Up group.

Bring your fur-babies and check out Salty’s digs at 5413 Shore Blvd.

Gulfport’s Tails at Twilight

Saturday, February 27
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Gulfport Casino Ballroom
5500 Shore Blvd. South
Gulfport, Florida

The Get Rescued evening celebration, Tails at Twilight

A special event will offer animal lovers an evening of fun to support non-profit animal rescue groups. 

Tails at Twilight will take place on Saturday, February 27th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the historic Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard South.

Tails at Twilight is the popular evening component of a full day of festivities that begin with Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the free annual pet adoption street festival and fundraiser held on Beach Boulevard on the same day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

But after the pets have gone to bed, all are invited to a lively evening of festivities for humans that will also raise funds for the important cause of animal rescues. 

The event will include dancing and high energy music by popular local band the Hot Tub Club, featuring Gulfport’s Mayor and First Lady, Sam and Laura Henderson

A complimentary tapas buffet, cash bar and festive décor will add to the party atmosphere. 

The evening will include exciting live auctions of a six-night South African wildlife encounter for two, an all-inclusive ride on a Gasparilla float for two, and a sunset yacht cruise for 10 people

Hundreds of silent auction items will also be offered, including travel, hotel stays, art, wine and food, gift baskets, sporting event tickets, museum passes, pet accessories, restaurant gift certificates and much more. 

All net proceeds from ticket sales and auctions will be donated to the non-profit rescue groups. 

Participating rescue groups this year include Boxer Rescue Angels of Florida, Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay, English Springer Rescue, Florida Boxer Rescue, Heidi’s Legacy Dog Rescue, Limbo Chihuahuas, Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue, Pit Bull Happenings, Save our Strays and Second Chance for Strays

Additional participating groups may still be announced.

Tickets for Tails at Twilight are $25 each. 

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Gulfport Welcome Center (3101 Beach Blvd., Suite 1), Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd.). 

Gulfport’s Get Rescued and Tails at Twilight are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association

For more information on Tails at Twilight, or to purchase advance tickets, please contact:

Lacey Glass by phone at (813) 495-9039 or email .

To find out more about Gulfport, go to

Enthusiasts can become involved in Gulfport’s Get Rescued by sponsoring an individual animal rescue group for $75, which will include a prominent sign at that group’s Beach Blvd. booth during the event.

Local businesses are also encouraged to donate items for live and silent auctions, with the proceeds being divided among the participating rescues.

Visitors and attendees are encouraged to bring donations of dog and cat food, cat litter and pet supplies. Drop-off locations will be conveniently located on Beach Blvd at the intersections of 128th Ave S and Shore Blvd or at the Welcome Center at 3101 Beach Blvd. S.

Donations prior to event day can also be dropped off at 5225 15th Ave S., Gulfport. Contributions will be distributed to participating rescues on the day of the event.

Gulfport’s Get Rescued is proudly hosted by the not-for-profit Gulfport Merchants Association, with 100% of the events net proceeds being donated to animal rescue.

The event is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport, Pet Supermarket, Pet Passages by Anderson McQueen, The Gabber, BeachLife, Paradise News, Olympus Printing,, GSH, Salty’s Gulfport, O’Maddy’s Bar & Grill, Stella’s Deli, Smokin’ J’s BBQ, Beach Bazaar, The Tampa Bay Adventurers and many more local community sponsors.

To become a supporter, please call SIK Promotions, Inc., at (727) 322.5217.

For more information on Gulfport’s Get Rescued, visit

Pet friendly vendors and rescue groups can download the applications at under the vendor info tab.

3101 Beach Boulevard South Gulfport, FL 33707