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 2017
Doggie Date Night
When:January 9, 2017 6pm
Where: Fred’s Mexican Cafe, 300 Pacific Highway #201, Huntington Beach, CA
More information: 714-797-8226
It’s a patio party for your dog! Bring your best friend with you to dinner at Fred’s on Monday nights. Purchase an entree for yourself and your pup gets a free doggie dinner. It’s a great way to spend some bonding time with your dog. This event is every Monday at Fred’s so if you can’t make it on January 9, don’t worry, you have many other chances. All dogs must be on a leash and friendly and social towards other dogs.
Family Pet Show
When:January 13 – 15, 2017
Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Phoenixville, PA
Admission: Prices vary
More information: Family Pet Shows
Head on down to the Family Pet Show and check out the vendors and exhibitions. There will be frisbee acrobatic dogs, a flyable tournament, plenty of reptiles on display that you may have never seen, a rabbit agility demonstration, and much more. Bring your pet and have her/his picture taken by Valerie Bruder. She will be offering pet portraying for $25. Looking for a new furry buddy? There will be adoption booths, check out who is looking for a new forever home.
Sweat for the Cats and Dogs!
When:January 21, 2017 9am – 10am
Where: Kutting Edge Fitness, 8524 122 ave NE, Kirkland, WA
More information: Homewardpet.org
Did you make a resolution to get back in shape? Then head on down to Kutting Edge Fitness and workout! The $10 fee will go directly to help homeless pets waiting for a home. This will help you get motivated and also help the pets. This gym is known for fun and effective workouts, you might get hooked!
2nd Annual Doggie Street Festival
When:January 28, 2017 10am – 4pm
Where: Steele Indian School, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Admission: Check the website
More information: Doggie Street Festival Event Page
Bring your dog and check out the vendors, the rescues, and the auctions! There will also be food, music, guest speakers, and kids play area, and much more. The vendors will be selling the latest and greatest pet products. The rescues will have some pets on hand for on-site adoptions, so if you’re thinking of growing your family, today could be the day. Enter an auction to win a great prize. Some of the items for auction have been donated from FEZ, Peter Piper Pizza, Pinot’s Palette, and Wines for Humanity.