There are so many great dog events going on in New Jersey within the next few weeks. Many of them you can bring your dog to, and they are also family-friendly events!
13th Annual Greyhound Friends of New Jersey Craft Show and Pet Expo
Somerset National Guard Armory
Somerset, New Jersey
November 21, 22
This event will take place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday, and is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. It will feature Linda Blair, and animal activist and actress, as well as Elwood, the ugliest dog, on Sunday. Other than these celebrities, it will also feature a raffle with crazy prizes, vendors, digital Santa photos, a holiday bake sale and much more. Leashed pets are welcome to join you.
Chance’s 8th Barkday Celebration
Bag of Bones Bakery
Hamilton, New Jersey
This is a free mini-event, and it’s a birthday party for the store’s Golden Retriever, Chance, who is turning 8. Other dogs are welcome to come visit and share dog birthday cake. They will also have special deals on their bake products and toys. There will be a holiday photographer, but an appointment is recommended for a picture. It will go on from 10:00 AM-7:00 PM.
BLC Second Annual Animal Rights Benefit
Princeton, New Jersey
This is a benefit by BLC for the SPCA. It is free admission, and will go on from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM. There will available food, fun and festivities, like makeovers, face painting, dog fashion shows and pet contests for tricks and cutest pets.
Post-Thanksgiving Dog Play Day
Morris K9 Campus
Randolph, New Jersey
This event is for humans and dogs who feel a bit sluggish after Thanksgiving. It is $15 per dog and fre per human, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. It’s a nice alternative to flocking to the miserable malls on Black Friday! Dogs will be separated into large and small groups, where they can run around and make new friends. Children under 12 must be supervised, and dogs must be up to date with vaccinations. You must RSVP in advance by calling: 973-252-5100.
Holiday Photo Shoot
Morris Animal Inn
Morristown, New Jersey
This is a benefit for the Make A Wish foundation, which will go on from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. It is only $10 for a professional holiday photo, which is 5×7 in size. You should reserve a spot in advance by calling: 973-539-0377.