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 2016
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.
Paws in the Park
Join the fun and run or walk with thousands of other pet lovers. Form a team and raise funds for the Cascades Humane Society. This year’s goal is to raise $30,000 and they need your help. Aside from the run/walk there will also be agility training demos, a doggie kissing booth, games and fun for kids, and plenty of booths that will be selling the latest and greatest pet toys and accessories. If you get hungry, don’t worry, food and drink booths will be on hand for you too.
Seattle Pet Expo
This is going to be huge! Two days of learning about pet care, pet behavior, and training, along with demonstrations and vendors. Stay for the live entertainment too. If you bring your pup, you can get his/her nails trimmed for free and update those vaccines at low cost. There will be a lot of fun activities too like contests, a costume contest, and games for you and your pet. If you’re looking to expand your family, there will also be adoption booths of pets looking for their forever home.
Minnesota Pet Expo
Head to the MN Pet Expo! There’ll be exhibitions, rescue groups and adoption booths, and live demos. You can learn about pet care, get some tips, and enter contests. Bring your pet and get ready to meet tons of other pet lovers. There will be vendors selling plenty of pet products and food and drink for hungry and thirsty humans too. Get ready to have two days of fun!
Join Salem pet lovers for the fifth annual WillaMutt Strut! Registration starts at 9am and the walk/run takes off at 10am. After the strut, stick around and spend the day watching demonstrations, play dog games, and eat some awesome food. There will be plenty of vendors there too if you need to do some shopping for your fuzzy buddy.
New York Pet Expo
Bring your dog with you to the dog show and check out all the booths and vendors that will be there. It’s a fun event for the entire family. Enter your pup into one of the many contests to win prizes and watch the dog on stage strut their stuff. If your pup needs a nail trim, there is a free booth that will be on hand to help you out.
Denver Undy Run/Walk
Put on your sneakers and sign up for the run/walk. Proceeds go to raise awareness for colon cancer. You’ll see plenty of people in their “underwear” walking and running. Bring your pup and dress him/her up too! It’ll be a day of fun, exercise, and raising awareness.
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