Pet Events in October in the USA

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September 26, 2013
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Fall is here! October is full of pet-friendly events that will be fun, educational, and still taken advantage of the great cool weather. The days are getting shorter but it doesn’t mean the fun stops for you and your pets!

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 – October 2013

Monmouth County SPCA 20th Anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair

When:October 5, 2013
Where: Brookdale Community College 756 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ
Admission: $25 to register
More information: Monmouth County SPCA
Hotels in NJ

Come walk with over 2,000 other pet lovers at the 20th Anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair. Anyone attending and participating must register for the walk, bring your furry buddy, and help raise money for the SPCA. If you’re a spectator, browse all the vendors that will be there as well as the agility and demonstrations that will be going on all day. Sign your dog up for the costume contest! Or just stay for the fun and music. It promises to be a great day.

5K9 Walk Run Seattle

When: October 6, 2013 7am to 11am
Where: Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way, NE
Admission: varies
More information: 5k9 Run
Hotels in Seattle, Wa

The 5K course is open to everyone with or without their furry friends. The start and finish lines are near the sports field next to Sportsfield Dr. The 1 mile walk is shorter but also passes through some of the beautiful parts of Magnuson Park. The money raised will help the Petco Foundation which helps find homeless pets a new forever home.

Dogtober Fest 2013

When: October 13, 2013 1pm to 5pm
Where: Village Vet Animal Clinic 81st and 145th Tulsa, Ok
Admission: Free
More information: Village Vet
Hotels in Tulsa, Ok

Bring your furry friend and enter the talent contests or check out the cool vendors and products that will be for sale. Meet other pet lovers and spend the day helping to raise awareness for pets who need new homes. Proceeds from the festival will go to help NOAH and Cupid’s Bridge Animal Rescue. There will games and fun for the kids too.

Healing Touch For Animals Weekend Class

When: October 18-20, 2013
Where: Stratford Friends School 2 Bishop Hollow Rd Newtown Square, PA
Admission: Registration varies
More information: Healing Touch For Animals
Hotels in Pa

Curious about the holistic side of animal care? This weekend intensive course will teach you the basic of energy healing and how it influences the health and well-being of animals. You’ll work hands on with animals during the classes and if you sign up for the whole weekend, you’ll get a certificate of passing Level 1.

The Power of Positive Training with Victoria Stilwell

When: October 19-20, 2013 10am to 4:30pm
Where: Brookdale Community College 756 Newman Springs Rd Lincroft, NJ
Admission: $200
More information: Monmouth County Underdogs
Hotels in NJ

Sorry gang, you’ll have to leave your dogs home for this 2 day long event. It’s a seminar with Victoria Stilwell, who you may know from Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” She will be giving insight to her core philosophy of dog training and working through behavior habits that are driving you mad. You’ll learn how to better understand your dog, be a more conscious and positive owner, and create a calmer household. Definitely worth going to!

Pooch Parade Canine Carnival and Costume Contest

When: October 26, 2013 1pm to 5pm
Where: 815 East Olive Ave Fresno, Ca
Admission: Free
More information: Tower District
Hotels in Fresno, Ca

An event for pet lovers that includes contests, vendors, a beer garden, and much more! Bring your pooch and check out the free samples of dog treats and food, watch the Halloween pup parade (or enter it), and see who wins the contest for best costume!

Dogtoberfest for Handi-dogs

When: October 27, 2013 10am to 2pm
Where: St. Gregory School 3231 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, Az
Admission: $5
More information: Dogtoberfest
Hotels in Tucson, Az

This event sounds like something no one should miss. There are going to be a ton of things to do with your dog. Dog painting, obstacles, hide and seek, and a race just to list a few things that dogs can do at Dogtoberfest. Enter your pup in the costume contest, best trick contest, and more. Plus you can listen to music, eat some good food, and help the Handi-dogs, a local organization that trains service and therapy dogs.

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