Willamalane hosts its wildly popular PetFest Sept. 21, 10-2, at Lively Park in Springfield. Attendees to the free event can meet pet specialists and vendors from around the Willamette Valley, chat with nonprofits offering pet services, visit the Ask-a-Vet station for pet health and wellness questions, and check out dog training and education demos by working dogs. Rounding out the fun are great ways to get in on the action — a Meet the Breed Parade for dogs of all sizes, Spot Magazine’s Willamette Valley Cover Model Search, and a nature trail open for strolls at this beautiful time of year. The dog park at Lively Park features separate areas for large and small dogs, making the day just right for everyone who comes to play. For more info, visit Willamalane.org or call 541-736-4244.