June is a great time to plan a trip in the US that includes not just your human family, but your pets as well. Summer events are plentiful, with lots of things taking place outdoors, which always makes it easier to bring your dog along to join in the fun. Here’s a rundown of some of the pet events in the US in June around which you might just want to plan a vacation.
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 – June 2014
There are a lot of great family activities this June happening across the states. If you aren’t near any of the cities listed, check with your local humane society to see what events are happening near you. This information was correct when it was published – please check with the local event organizers for the most up-to-date schedule, location, and admission information.
Hawaii Kai Dog Walk
Come walk with your dog at Hawaii Dog Park on June 1! It’s the 10th anniversary of the walk and the day is packed with fun, vendors selling amazing pet products, and free souvenirs. Play games with your pet and get your pic taken in the photo booth with your furry best friend.
Early Socialization Seminar
When: June 5, 2014 5pm to 6pm
Where: Unleashed 2302 W Burnside, Portland OR
More information: 503-227-0755
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Come on by to this free seminar to learn about the importance of early socialization with your young dog. Learn some tips and tricks to make sure your pup grows up to be a well-mannered canine.
Dog Gone! Scavenger Hunt
It’s the 2nd annual scavenger hunt at Shadyside Park. Wear your sneakers and get ready to play detective with your dog. Collect clues, dog treats, and toys for your pup while walking around beautiful Shadyside park.
2014 Doggy Dash
Join the race and run/walk in a 5K around William Land Park which benefits the Sacramento SPCA. Thousands of people will participate in the dash. After the walk spend the afternoon participating in games, contests, and don’t forget to watch the pug race!
Loose Leash Walking Seminar
When: June 12, 2014 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: Unleashed 2303 W Burnside, Portland OR
More Information: 503-227-0755
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Learn how to prevent your dog from pulling for the whole walk and begin walking your dog with a loose leash. The 30 min seminar will give you some tips and tactics to try on your next walk through the neighborhood and how to play the “follow me game.”
Dog Day on the Bay
Don’t miss this fantastic outdoor dog and music festival! Pooch-A-Palooza will be held at Prowse Farm. There will be music, a beer garden, and great food. For the kids, a play area with games, crafts, and bounce houses. Your dog will be the most active with all the contests such as Best Dressed, Dog Look-A-Like, and agility and frisbee contests. Bring everyone and be ready to be tired at the end of the day!
Dog Day of Summer
The Salem Red Sox are hosting a Sunday Funday where you can bring your dog to the baseball game and proceeds beenfit the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Come on out with your best buddy and cheer for the team!
Image from Houston Pet Talk