Pet Events in December in the USA

December 1, 2015
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Brrrr. The days are shorter and the nights are colder. But this doesn’t mean that you and your canine buddy can’t go out and meet other pets and their owners. The holidays can become quite busy for us and our pets may wonder what the decorations and running around is all about. Take a day and spend it with your dog at a pet friendly event near you. Many of them benefit your local pet rescue organizations or shelters and you may find an awesome toy or new treats that your pet will just love.

Check out some of the events listed below and if you’re not near 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 – December 2015

PAWS! The City Weekend

When: December 4 – 6, 2015
Where: Spot 145 West 20th St, NY, NY
Admission: Ticket Prices Vary
More information: Celebrity Catwalk

Get festive with a weekend full of fun and fur! Enjoy cocktails, treats for your pup, and socializing with other pet lovers. At Spot there will be raffles, contests, and an adoption booth. You can shop and buy your holiday presents for your pup as well as compete in the costume contest. 100% of the raffles benefit the Yorkie911 Rescue and Zani’s Furry Friends.

Pictures with Santa

When: December 5, 2015 1pm to 4pm
Where: Unleashed PETCO 314 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA
Admission: $9.95
More information:

Time to meet Santa! Come on down to Unleashed on December 5 with your dog, cat, rabbit, hamster, whatever you have and give Santa their wish list. Photos purchased cost $9.95. While you’re there do some holiday shopping and say hi to the adoptable animals too. Don’t forget to dress up your pet in her fancy holiday outfit for the photo shoot!

Canine Blood Drive

When: December 12, 2015 10am to 2pm
Where: Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, 220 Mount Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ
Admission: Free
More information: Mount Laurel Animal Hospital

Your pet could save a life! Bring your pet down to the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital and donate. Pets need transfusions and having a well stocked blood bank is essential. Everyone who participates will receive a bag or case of food as a thank you.

Ugly Sweater Paw-ty

When: December 19, 2015 1pm to 3pm
Where: Unleashed PETCO 20A Deer Shore Sq, North Babylon, NY
Admission: Free
More information:

Put on the ugliest sweater you have on your dog and come on down to the paw-ty! There will be snacks and treats for you and your furry buddy and prizes for the ugliest sweater. It’ll be a fun way to spend an afternoon with your best friend and make some new friends.

“Snowball” fight

When: December 29, 2015 5pm to 5:30pm
Where:Unleashed PETCO 1939 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA
Admission: Free
More information:

Attention all dogs in Philly: Come out and play! For half an hour at Petco chase white tennis balls, run in packs, and burn off some of the extra treats you got for the holidays. The event is for adult dogs who are 1 yr and older. It’s a great way to play and not be freezing in a dog park.


2 Responses to “Pet Events in December in the USA”

  1. These look like fun! I’d like to add a plug for events that benefit or are associated with the Humane Society of the Nature Coast serving Hernando County, Florida: (1) Pictures with Santa (and your pet!) from 11am-4pm at PetCo on S.R. 50 during the first 3 weekends in December (2) Brooksville Christmas Parade on Saturaday, Dec . 8, featuring adoptable dogs from the Humane Society. Everyone have a fun and safe holiday season, and remember to treat the dogs and keep them safe, too!

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