There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you this upcoming April. Spring is here and it’s time to run, jump, and wag your tails!
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Check out the events listed and if you’re not near any of these, check with your local humane society and newspaper for local pet events.
With so many pet events across the country, this list can’t be quite comprehensive – at least not without your help. Is your pet event, or one in your area, missing from our list? Please help us update this list to keep it current by leaving the information in a comment below!
Pet Events in the USA – April 2013
Doggy Party on the Plaza 2013
Join the Party! It’s a free family-oriented event with tons of activities, raffles, and vendors. There is also a parade and judges who will be selecting winners for the various contests such as Best Canine Costume, and best float. There is also a “Rescue Row” where you can learn more about the rescue groups in your area and find out how you can help. For the kids there is face painting, caricature drawings where they can pose with their furry best friend, and plenty of food, fun, and laughter for everyone.
Super Pet Adoption Event
Come on down and meet your new best friend at the Super Pet Adoption Event on April 6, 2013. And bring some food for pets in need, there is going to be a food pantry where you can donate to those pets who are waiting for their new Furever homes.
Pet Fest 2013
When: April 13-14, 2013 11am to 5pm
Where: Palmetto Islands County Park 444 Needlerush Parkway Mount Pleasant, SC
Admission: $5 per day, pets are free
More information: Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission
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Pets and their owners are invited to join in a weekend of fun, demonstrations, and meet experts who can answer any questions you have about care and well-being for your pets. Pet fest is an opportunity for local pet organizations and businesses to showcase their causes, products, and services. Plus your pet can compete in some fun events like Frisbee and Dock Diving, Lure Chasing, and Interactive Vet Experience. There are also going to be other pet contests as well as games for the kids. It’s going to be a fun day, so mark your calendars!
13th Annual Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk
Help raise awareness about sexual assault and sign up for the 13th Annual Canine Classic 5K Run/Walk. It’s a dog-friendly event and open for all ages. At the finish line there will be a beer garden, music, and activities to participate in as well as vendors. Prizes are broken down in categories like Top Female with a Canine, Top Male and Female Under 10 years old, and Top Male with a Canine. You can also fundraise money for your walk and enter to win an iPad Mini!
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Bowling for Greyhounds
Coffee, donuts, and bowling! What else could you want? Oh yeah, helping Greyhounds find their Furever homes. Sign up and start gathering pledges now, form a team and bowl for a good cause.
3rd Annual Greyhound Garden Party
Participate in a silent auction, have your picture taken in the photo booth, and enjoy some good drinks, appetizers, and a night dedicated to helping retired Greyhounds. There will also be music and dancing . All the proceeds from this benefit go towards Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest.
Prosper Pooch Party
Bring the whole family to the Pooch Party. There will be over 30 vendors and plenty of fun to be had! Contests such as the Best Dressed, Best Hairstyle, and Best Trick will be held. You and your dog will have a blast meeting other dog lovers and spending the late morning out and about.
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Doggie Dash Benefitting the Boston Terrier Rescue of East TN
Come spend the late morning down at the park with your pup and run in the 5K Doggie Dash (you can walk too). All dogs are welcome as long as they are up to date with vaccines, well-behaved, and on leash. Proceeds for the event benefit the Boston Terrier Rescue of East TN who help rehome Boston Terriers throughout the Southeast. The 5k will be divided between runners and walkers. There will be fun and food at the finish line. So mark your calendar and start training now!