Unleashed's Spring Fling is an annual fundraiser for local animals in need.  Spring Fling is hosted, organized, & run by your local, independent, pet supply store, Unleashed, the Dog & Cat Store.  Support Unleashed by visiting one (or more) of their 8 locations!  

Unleashed, the Dog & Cat Store

8 Locations


        2460 Wycliff Rd. 27607


       7414 Creedmoor Rd. 27613


       329 Blake St. 27601


       4325 Glenwood Ave. K2- Kiosk 27612


       Please note this is a mall kiosk: selection is limited & hours vary.


        2066 Kildaire Farm Rd. 27518


        1105-H8808 Walnut St. 27511


        Special Note: This location is part of a Pet Adoption and Outreach Center! This location carries supplies for additional pets and follows mall hours.


        1319 Military Cutoff Rd. 28405


  • Front St. & Market St.: Downtown

        2 S. Front St. 28401​ 


Attending Spring Fling


  • Cost to attend?  FREE

  • What ages should come?  ALL Ages!

  • Can pets come? Absolutely!  Please have pets on a leash at all times.  Leash should be 6' or less and not retractable. 

  • What if I don't have pets?  Please come!  There will be lots of pets of all ages and sizes that would love to meet you (you might even want to adopt one of them...)

  • Is everything free?  Attending is free and most activities are too.  We do charge for the Easter Egg Hunt & one raffle to raise money for the local rescue groups.  Easter Egg Hunt starts at $10 donation.  Easter Egg & Raffle details here.

  • Can I donate? Yes!  We are collecting supplies, used & new, in addition to money, that will be divided evenly among the rescue groups in attendance.  You can bring items/money to the event or drop them off anytime at any Unleashed location.  Find donation requests here   Donate online here!

  • Who will be there? In addition to your hosts, Unleashed, there will be dozen of local vendors, showcasing their goods or services.  There will also be dozens of local rescue groups showcasing their group and their available animals.  Check out our new blog for updates on who will be there!

  • Can I adopt a pet?  There will be dozens of local rescue groups and shelters in attendance with adoptable pets.  Animals are not allowed to be taken from the event, but the rescue groups will be in touch.  

  • What if it rains?  Bring your rain coat!  The event is rain or shine and we always have fun!

  • Will there be food? Yes!  There will be food trucks!  See which ones on our new blog!

  • Where do I park? Our event is inside the Fairgrounds, closest to Gate 9 off of Trinity Rd. or Gate 5 & 6 off of Youth Center Rd.  Check out this map for help.  This year our event will cover Heritage Circle and the Holshouser (round) building.  

  • How much is parking? FREE

  • Are there prizes or freebies? YES! Many of our vendors & sponsors will hand out freebies.  Everyone is invited to participate in our FREE Scavenger Hunt- one winner will be drawn to win a gift basket full of goodies from our vendors.  Egg Hunt Participants (donation to enter) will get a nice tote bag filled with goodies and find lots of eggs with  vouchers for prizes of all sizes, including the Grand Prize 1 YEAR supply of Free Super Premium Pet Food from Unleashed!  

  • Is there an easy way that I can help?  YES!  Spread the word!  Tell everyone you know!  Make social media posts, hang flyers, post to NextDoor, Craigslist, etc.  The more people that come, the more we can help the local area animals in need.


Details about

Egg Hunt & Raffle

Our most popular event is the area's largest Doggie Easter Egg Hunt!  We are filling thousands of eggs with prize vouchers, including a Grand Prize Egg worth 1 YEAR of Super Premium Pet Food from Unleashed, the Dog & Cat Store.  And, 100% of your money goes to the non-profit rescues and shelters in attendance! 


100% of donations go to the rescues in attendance!

$10 for 5 eggs

$20 for 10 eggs

No Limits

Thousands of prizes including:

-1 Year of Free Food from Unleashed

-3 months supply of food from Unleashed

-Prizes from our vendors

-Dog & Cat Treats

-Pet Lover Gifts

-Coupons for Unleashed and other vendors

-& More!


100% of donations go to the rescues in attendance!

$1 per Ticket

No Limits

This year for our raffle we will have multiple baskets and winners can check out each one, and choose which baskets they would like to be entered to win! 


The baskets will have a mixture of goodies from sponsors, vendors, and Unleashed items!  




Bring supplies, used and new, to any Unleashed location, or to the event and we will distribute them evenly to the non-profit groups in attendance.  Any donations are greatly appreciated.  If you need suggestions, here's a list we gathered from the local rescues & shelters.

Can't make it to the event, or don't live locally, but still want to help?  You can now make a donation online here!