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 2014
New Year Pet Adoption Day
Recharged from the holidays? Time to open your home and heart to a new pet? Then come on down to kNine2Five and meet some dogs looking for forever homes that are currently in the care of local rescue groups. It’s free to attend and prices vary for adoption. There are going to be door prizes and plenty of wagging tails and kisses to be given out. It’ll be a great day and hopefully many of the dogs will get their New Year’s wish of a forever home.
Bay Area Pet Expo!
San Jose, get ready! The Pet Expo is coming on January 11 and it’ll be a blast with plenty of vendors, demonstrations of agility and other tricks, and pet stars like Shorty from “Pit Boss.” Buy some of the latest and greatest pet toys, gadgets, and find services in your area at the many booths. Bring your pet if s/he will be able to handle the excitement. It’s a day that is sure to be fun for the whole family.
The Truffle Dog Training Seminar
This event is limited to about 24 people and their dogs. If you would like to learn how to train your own dog to find the scent of truffles, this is the seminar to attend. You’ll learn from some of the best instructors around and see how their dogs seek truffles. The first day will be a classroom setting and the second day will be out in the field. The Hilton is pet friendly but you must sign up quickly.
Spay Pride Parade 5K
Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary will be hosting the Spay Pride Parade on January 25th, 2014 at the Kiwanis Park in Tempe, AZ. It will be a fun, family and dog-friendly event with lots of fun for both you and your best friend. Run or walk the 5K course and show your support for spaying and neutering pets. Also, it’ll be a fun way to start the morning with your best furry friend.
River North Pet Appreciation Event
Kick off the new year and promote the new committee’s mission of responsible, friendly, and fun pet environment in the River North neighborhood. Meet other pet owners in your area as well local businesses who support responsible pet ownership and putting an end to animal cruelty. There will be refreshments served.