A great way to spoil your dog is to bring them to an event where they can meet new friends, sample some great treats, and participate in competitions and contests. Attending pet events in your area is a good way to bond with your pet, spend time with the whole family, and meet other pet lovers. Plus, many events benefit humane societies and other charities and helps homeless pets in your community.
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.
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Pet Events in the USA – July 2013
Start your 4th of July off with the annual Pet Parade that goes through downtown and ends at Drake Park where you, your family, and your beloved furry canine can spend the afternoon playing, eating, and having fun.
Kids are invited to march in the parade dressed up with their furry friends. All dogs must be on a leash and can be attached to your child’s bike, wagon, or trike.
Check the website for information about road closures and where to park.
What: Feasting for Fido
Where: 4500 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, Wi
When: July 18, 2013 5:30 to 8:30pm
Admission: $50 in advance $60 at the door
More Information: Wisconsin Humane Society
Hotels in Milwaukee
The Wisconsin Humane Society is hosting its 5th annual Feasting for Fido, which is a fun evening of creative and delicious cuisines, beer, wine, and raffles from local restaurants. It’s being held on the grounds of the shelter. All proceeds benefit the shelter in caring for the animals as they await their forever homes.
Enjoy an evening outdoors with live music, hamburgers, hotdogs, and your best friend who will be making a ton of new friends at the All 4 Paws Happy/Yappy Hour. It’s free and a great way to unwind. Don’t forget to bring proof of vaccinations.
It’s the 10th annual Paddle With Your Pooch race. Each heat is limited to 25 boats. This is going to be a great event, if you can’t participate, come on down and watch!
Join in a beautiful night of fine wine, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, carving stations and pastries, while raising funds to help less fortunate animals in desperate need of sanctuary, protection, rescue and love. Dress to impress, no jeans, and meet fellow pet lovers like yourself!
Image from Torri