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
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.
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
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
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
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.