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 2014
Pet Night and Portraits with Santa
Walk through the beautiful light display at Rocky Ridge. There will be over 6,000 lights creating wonderful designs and making it a winter wonderland. Bring your family (including your dog)! The Friends of Canine Meadows will be present to take your pet’s photo with Santa Claus for a $5 donation.
Come to the holiday craft and festival! Money raised will benefit cancer. It’s free to attend. There will be vendors, dog training seminars, dog agility, a kid craft section, and a moon bounce! If you’re thinking of adopting a new dog, no worries, there will be a dog adoption area.
Jingle Paws Jubilee
Go have a day of fun with the family! There will be an interactive agility course, demos like skateboarding shelties, games, fun, and music. This year, The Cat Depot will host the 1st Pawpurr’s Walk – for cat lovers to raise funds for kittens and cats in need.
Celebrity Catwalk Presents Fire & Ice
This event is going to be amazing. There will raffle, silent auction, cocktails, and brunch! Proceeds raised from the brunch will go to helping homeless pets in NYC.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk
All dog walkers must be over the age of 18 and up to date on shots. It’s a 5K timed fun run and a one-mile walk. Participants, including pets, are invited to dress in holiday attire to add to the festivities! Register, make a team, and get ready to have fun!
Holly Jolly Puppy Party
When: December 13, 2014 3pm-7pm
Where: Woofgang Bakery Windermere 13524 Summerport Village Pkwy Windermere, FL
More information: 407-877-3000
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Get your pet’s picture with Santa. You can also decorate treats for your pet and enter a raffle to win some great puppy prizes. There will be donation baskets for local rescue groups too – gently used toys and bedding are welcome.