When the leaves have turned color and we’ve pulled out the winter blankets, our days are shorter and our pets are cuddling closer, Fall is here. This doesn’t mean that there are less things to do. November is full of educational, exciting, and silly pet events. Looking for something to do on the weekends when the kids are home from school, you have the day off, and your dog has some energy to burn?
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.
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 – November 2015
33rd Annual Doggie Dash and Dawdle
The Animal Humane Association’s biggest event of the year is scheduled for Nov 1 for their 33rd Annual Doggie Dash and Dawdle. Sign up and run or walk the 5K path. Afterwards, join in the scavenger hunt, check out the frisbee performances, and don’t forget to enter the contests. There will be food, fun, and vendors selling the latest and greatest pet products. Spend the day and bring the family!
Doggies for Diabetes Walk
When: November 7, 2015 10am to 1pm
Where: Stringtown Park, KY18, Florence, KY
More information: 859-803-8428
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This is a walk for those who want to raise awareness for diabetes and promote education and care. The Defeat Diabetes Foundation is sponsoring the event and the day promises to be fun and great. Sign up for the walk, spend time afterwards meeting other pet lovers, check out the booths, and spend the day with your pup helping other learn about diabetes.
Destin Pooch Palooza
When: November 14, 2015 10am to 3pm
Where: Destin Dog Park, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin FL
Admission: Free but requesting donations
More information: 850-837-4242
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The Destin Pooch Palooza is a festival for dogs and their owners to party! There will be vendor booths, food trucks, arts and crafts, raffles and more. The public is asked to bring a donation, such as food, collars, or leashes for the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) animal shelter that is sponsored by the event. A low-cost vet clinic will also be there if you need to update your dog’s shots or want to get her/him microchipped.
Doggie Street Festival
When: November 28, 2015 10am to 4pm
Where: 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ
More information: 323-445-5087
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Come and play at the Doggie Street Festival. It promises to be fun and awesome. There will be treats for your pet, music, and food for you! There will also be educational booths where you can get tips and tricks to a happier, healthier pup. Bring the family and get ready to have fun.