The start of a new year is here and with that comes plenty of fun, pet-friendly, or pet loving events that you and your family can go to. Some of them allow pets and some don’t but all of them are sure to have great educational information regarding health and well-being, community outreach, and raising awareness of some of the issues that animal welfare groups are trying to change. Who knows, you may end up with a new parrot, cat, or being a volunteer at your local humane shelter after coming home from an event.
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 – January 2015
3rd Annual Walk and Canine Capers
All money raised benefits Paws for Friendship. Bring a chair, bring your pup, and spend the afternoon watching dog training demos, the canine good citizen tests, and meet other pet lovers. There are also vendors who will be selling the latest and greatest pet toys, and low cost vaccination and microchipping available for your pet.
Bark in the Park
When:January 17, 2015 10am to 4pm
Where: Riverside Park 3001 Riverside Dr. Vero Beach, FL
More information: 772-571-6416
Hotels in Florida
The Humane Society of Vero Beach presents the 3rd annual Bark in the Park. Admission is free and don’t forget to bring your dog. Sign up to participate in the walk, watch the frisbee demonstrations, and let your dog try out the dog lure course. There will also be lots of food, activities for the kids, and vendors selling plenty of cool new toys and products. Get ready for a day of fun.
Bay Area Pet Expo
The pet expo is coming to San Jose and it’s going to be huge! Tons of exhibitions, vendors, and pets that are available for adoption will be there. Bring your dog and enter contests, win prizes, get a free nail trim, and spend the day having fun. There’s even a costume contest that your dog can enter. It will be a big day and definitely will be awesome.
3rd Annual Jacksonville Bark and Bowl
Get your bowling team together and join the Bark and Bowl. Teams must raise at least $500 in donations to participate. The more your raise the more you help fight canine cancer. There will be a raffle, good music, food, and special cocktails made by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Proceeds raised go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation.