Pet Events in October in the USA

September 29, 2016
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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 2016

Spooky Pooch

When: Oct 1, 2016 11am to 3pm
Where: Washing Park, Cole Ave and Washington Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Admission: Free
More information: 614 – 286 – 2802
Hotels in OH

This is the 5th annual Spooky Pooch event and this year will be the best! There will be a grooming exhibition where professional groomers have the challenge of creating the most unique and fun hairstyles on dogs. Sign up to walk your dog in the costume parade, enter the contests, and check out the silent auction.

Yappy Hour

When: Oct 4, 2016 6pm to 8pm
Where: Rita’s On The River, 245 E. Commerce, San Antonio, TX
Admission: Free
More information: Rita’s
Hotels in TX

Come on down to Rita’s On The River and listen to music, have some great food, and treat your dog to some yummy treats from the doggy menu. There will also be giveaways and specials on hand. Parking is free. Bring your dog and hang out for a few hours with other dog lovers along the San Antonio Riverwalk.

Paws in the Park

When: Oct 8, 2016 10am to 3pm
Where: 788 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ
Admission: Free
More information: Paws in the Park
Hotels in NJ

This is the first Paws in the Park at Goffle Brook Park. The event promises to be fun with face-painting for the kids, various contests, and demonstrations. Don’t miss the K-9 demo by the sheriff’s department! There will be music, food, and vendors selling the latest and greatest pet products. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sheriff’s K-9 memorial wall where the names of fallen and retired K-9s are added.

Nashville Pet Expo

When: Oct 8, 2016 10am to 6pm
Where: Middle Tennessee Expo Center, 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN
Admission: Free
More information: Pet Expo
Hotels in TN

Check this event out! There will be hundreds of vendors at the expo selling toys, beds, and lots of other pet products. Don’t miss the live demonstrations and training sessions. There will also be contests where you can show off your pet’s coolest halloween costume or unique pet trick. Plus, if you are thinking of adding to your fuzzy family, go check out the adoption corner. There will also be a low cost vaccine area if you need to get your pet updated or want to microchip him.

Dog Film Festival

When: Oct 15, 2106 11am to 10pm
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, NY, NY
Admission: $15.00
More information: Dog Film Festival
Hotels in NY

The Dog Film Festival is returning to NYC during Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! The festival celebrates the bond between dogs and people. The films are all ages and are all dog related. The screenings include documentaries, animated, and live-action. Purchase your tickets directly from Symphony Space.

Monster Mash Pet Dash

When: Oct 29, 2016 9am to 1pm
Where: Upland Memorial Park, 1100 E. Foothill Rd, Upland, CA
Admission: $15
More information: 909 – 931 – 4330

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