There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you this upcoming May. It was a long winter, it’s time to play!
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 – May 2014
Unleashed Ice Cream Social
The Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association hosts the Pet Expo in Honolulu every year. Come on by and bring your furry buddy! There will be games, prizes, and fun for the whole family. Animals must be leashed and comfortable in crowds. Meet other pet lovers, local businesses that cater to pets, and maybe even go home with a new pet from one of the mobile adoption units!
Doggie Dash 2104
When: May 10, 2013 8am to 5pm
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Sw Naito Parkway and SW Pine St. Portland, OR
Admission: Free to watch, Registration $30
More information: Oregon Humane Society
Hotels in Portland
Join thousands of your friends on May 10th to walk, run, eat, drink, and have fun with your furry friend. It’s the 27th annual OHS Doggie Dash. Come with or without a dog! There will be vendors on site with great pet products, food carts, music, and lots of fun. After the walk/run, enter your pup in one of the costume contests and help raise over $450,000 for pets who need forever homes and TLC.
Long Subaru Love-a-Pet Event
The 4th Annual Love-a-Pet Event is on May 18, rain or shine. Local animal shelters with their available adoptable animals will be there along with vendors, and local businesses. Enter the contests to win prizes and be ready to have a fun filled day with the whole family.
13th Annual Spring Dog Festival
Come to this fund raising event and spend the day playing games, watching demonstrations from herding dogs, frisbee catching, and racing. Your dog can make a paw painting, treasure hunt, and have their picture taken. It’s a going to be a great day of fun, excitement, and bonding with your furry friend!
Dog Bowl 2014
Come watch the amazing demonstrations planned for Dog Bowl. 21 different showcases are planned from dock jumping to hurdle jumping and disc catching. Cheer for the dogs competing in the costume contest and spend the day watching some of the most talented dogs around! It’s like the Olympics for dogs.
Underwater Dog Photo Shoot
Paw Beach is hosting pet photographer Seth Casteel who will photograph your dog swimming underwater by appointment. The cost for each session is $350 which includes an 8 x 10 print. Dogs must be competent swimmers and excellent retrievers. If you want your dog to be caught in an action shot with one of the most talented pet photographers out there, then sign up! You won’t be disappointed.
Image from Bide-A-Wee