Pet Events in December in the USA

Brrrr. The days are shorter and the nights are colder. But this doesn’t mean that you and your canine buddy can’t go out and meet other pets and their owners. The holidays can become quite busy for us and our pets may wonder what the decorations and running around is all about. Take a day and spend it with your dog at a pet friendly event near you. Many of them benefit your local pet rescue organizations or shelters and you may find an awesome toy or new treats that your pet will just love.

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 – December 2016

Stuff-A-Stocking at PetSmart

When: December 3-4, 2016 12pm to 4pm
Where: PetSmart 2076 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC
Admission: Free
More information: (843) 573-9220

Come to PetSmart and shop for your pet and then stuff a stocking free of charge with chewy, crunchy, and jerky treats from Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni. Even if your pup has enough treats already, you can always gift the stocking to another pup in need!

Santa Paws Pet Night and Adoption Pop Up

When: December 5, 2016 6pm to 8pm
Where: 239 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos CA
Admission: Prices vary
More information: SPCLA

Time to meet Santa! Bring your dog or cat (must on a leash) to the Los Cerritos Center for their holiday picture. $3 from every package of photos purchased will go to help animals looking for their forever homes. If you’re thinking of growing your fuzzy family, don’t forget to check out the pop up mobile adoption that will also be there.

Champions For Change

When: December 10, 2016 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Private Malibu Estate
Admission: $75
More information: Modern Dog Magazine

Pull out your best evening wear and support lawmakers and news reporters who help promote animal welfare. The event will have live music, food, drinks, raffles, auctions, and awards. The honorees are Marc Ching, Anita Krajnc, and Diane Warren who have all worked for animals around the world. The address of the event is private until you purchase a ticket and it is tax deductible. All the proceeds go to helping animals.

Best Friends Super Adoption

When: December 16 – 18, 2016
Where: 125 West 18th St, NY, NY
Admission: Free
More information: Best Friends

This is going to be fun. If you are ready to adopt a new friend, head to the Super Adoption. Meet a bunch of lovable and adorable pets who are looking for forever homes. Each rescue group that is participating will have its own booth and adoption application. Many will have same day adoption so you can head home with your new fuzzy buddy that afternoon. If you are planning to adopt, remember to bring ID, a copy of your rental agreement if you rent to show pets are allowed, and a form of payment like a credit card or check.

Puppy playtime at Unleashed

When: December 31, 2016 12pm to 12:30pm
Where:Unleashed Petco 2302 W. Burnside St, Portland, OR
Admission: Free
More information: Petco.com

Attention all dogs in Philly: Come out and play! For half an hour at Petco chase white tennis balls, run in packs, and burn off some of the extra treats you got for the holidays. This play time is for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age. It’s a safe environment to learn social skills and meet new friends. There will be dog trainer on site to help facilitate the event and answer any questions you have about training your new buddy.

Pet Events in November in the USA

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 2016

Petco Grand Opening

When: November 4 – 6, 2016
Where: 1320 E Lincoln Way, Sparks, NV
Admission: Free
More information: 775 – 386- 1025
Hotels in NV

Petco is opening a new store in Starks, NV and has invited everyone to come on down. There will be free seminars about animal care and education, grooming services, and door prizes for everyone who stops in. Bring your canine buddy and let him/her check out the selection of toys and treats. The grand opening promises to be fun and exciting.

Stride for Strays

When: November 6, 2016 9:30am to 2pm
Where: Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1201 N. Orange St, Tampa, FL
Admission: Free
More information: 813 – 335 – 3778
Hotels in FL

The annual dog walk and fundraiser is back in Tampa. The money raised benefits The Animal Coalition of Tampa which helps cats and dogs who are looking for their forever homes. The walk will take place in the newly renovated Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Come on down and bring your furry buddy.

The Diamond Ball

When: November 12, 2016 5pm to midnight
Where: One Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point, CA
Admission: $250
More information: Diamond Ball
Hotels in CA

The Diamond Ball is a gala benefiting the Canine Companions Veterans Initiative. The Canine Companions Veterans Initiative provides an opportunity for veterans to regain independence with the help of service animals. This year’s gala will include a silent auction, a live auction, four-course dinner, and several drawings. Put on your evening dress wear and get ready for a lovely night of good food, entertainment, and dancing.

Bow Wow Bonanza

When: November 20, 2016 10am to 3pm
Where: 16700 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL
Admission: Free but parking is $2
More information: Bow Wow Bonanza website
Hotels in FL

This event is going to be amazing. There will be K9 demonstrations, an agility arena, contests for the best dressed, obedience, and best trick. Need a kiss from a pup? Go visit the kissing booth. There will also be food, gifts, drinks, and plenty of goodies for you and your dog to enjoy. Proceeds raised will benefit the local pet shelters and organizations. Get ready! It will be fun.

Pet Events in October in the USA

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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Pet Events in July in the USA

A great way to spoil your dog is to bring them to an event where they can meet new friends, sample some great treats, and participate in competitions and contests. Attending pet events in your area is a good way to bond with your pet, spend time with the whole family, and meet other pet lovers. Plus, many events benefit humane societies and other charities and helps homeless pets in your community.

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 – July 2016

What: Yappy Hour
Where: James Island County Dog Park 871 Riverland Dr, Charleston, SC
When: July 7, 2016 4pm to 8pm
Admission: $2
More Information: 843-795-4386
Hotels in South Carolina

After a day at work, come out and play! Bring your pup and enjoy an evening of live music, food, and drink at the James Island Dog Park. This is an ongoing monthly series through the summer and promises to be a great break from the work week. This month’s band is Return of the Mac.

What:Muddy Paws Wine Festival
Where: 3678 Victoria Ave, Vineland, Ontario
When: July 9 – 10, 2016 12pm to 5pm
Admission: $20
More Information: Gordon Biersch Website
Hotels in CA

Gordon Biersch and Hillcrest Brewing have brewed All You Need is Love collaboration beers. The variation of beers is debuting on July 12. Come on down and try it out. Also, money is being raised to help the therapy dogs and the travel expenses that went to Orlando, Florida. Bring your dog, bring your human friends, and enter some of the raffles for great prizes.

What: Pool Party
Where: Marshall Grain 3523 William D Tate, Grapevine, TX
When: July 16, 2016 11am to 3pm
Admission: free but donations are encouraged
More Information: DFW pugs
Hotels in TX

It’s that time of year again. Join the DFW pugs for a pool party at Marshall Grain. Bring your dog out for a free bath or cool your paws off in one of the several wading pools.There is also a play area for your dogs to make new friends and plenty of treats for them to nibble on.

What: Windy City Pet Expo
Where: Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr North, Schaumburg, IL
When: July 23 – 24, 2016 10am to 5pm
Admission: free
More Information: Pet Expo
Hotels in Il

The Windy City Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! There will be tons of vendors with the latest and greatest pet products. Also, check out the Rescue Groups, see live demonstrations, and enter the raffles for great giveaways and prizes. If your dog likes costumes, enter him/her into the contest! Free nail trims and low cost vaccines are also available at the expo. It’s going to be an awesome weekend at the Convention Center.

8 Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy This Summer

You probably know most of these tips when it comes to making sure your pet is kept safe and cool this summer, but it never hurts to be reminded. As the temperatures change, the things we need to be mindful of when caring for our pets change too.

8 Safety Tips for Summer

  1. Never, ever leave your dog in the car
  2. Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water
  3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog’s paws
  6. If you think it’s hot outside, it’s even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off
  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – talk to your vet about the best types of preventatives
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats (talk to your veterinarian first to see if it’s appropriate for your pet), and apply sunscreen to your pet if there are areas where the skin is completely exposed to the sun

Have other tips? Let us know!

Pet Events in June in the USA

June is a great time to plan a trip in the US that includes not just your human family, but your pets as well. Summer events are plentiful, with lots of things taking place outdoors, which always makes it easier to bring your dog along to join in the fun. Here’s a rundown of some of the pet events in the US in June around which you might just want to plan a vacation.

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 – June 2016

There are a lot of great family activities this June happening across the states. If you aren’t near any of the cities listed, check with your local humane society to see what events are happening near you. This information was correct when it was published – please check with the local event organizers for the most up-to-date schedule, location, and admission information.

Paws in the Park

When: June 4, 2016 8am to 1pm
Where: Cascade Falls Park 1401 S. Brown St, Jackson, MI
Admission: Free to watch, $30 – $35 to register
More information: Cascade Humane Society
Hotels in MI

Join the fun and run or walk with thousands of other pet lovers. Form a team and raise funds for the Cascades Humane Society. This year’s goal is to raise $30,000 and they need your help. Aside from the run/walk there will also be agility training demos, a doggie kissing booth, games and fun for kids, and plenty of booths that will be selling the latest and greatest pet toys and accessories. If you get hungry, don’t worry, food and drink booths will be on hand for you too.

Seattle Pet Expo

When: June 4/5 2016 10am to 6pm
Where: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, Seattle WA
Admission: Free
More information: Seattle Pet Expo
Hotels in WA

This is going to be huge! Two days of learning about pet care, pet behavior, and training, along with demonstrations and vendors. Stay for the live entertainment too. If you bring your pup, you can get his/her nails trimmed for free and update those vaccines at low cost. There will be a lot of fun activities too like contests, a costume contest, and games for you and your pet. If you’re looking to expand your family, there will also be adoption booths of pets looking for their forever home.

Minnesota Pet Expo

When: June 11/12 2016, 10am to 6pm
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd ave South, Minneapolis, MN
Admission: Free
More Information: MN Pet Expo
Hotels in MN

Head to the MN Pet Expo! There’ll be exhibitions, rescue groups and adoption booths, and live demos. You can learn about pet care, get some tips, and enter contests. Bring your pet and get ready to meet tons of other pet lovers. There will be vendors selling plenty of pet products and food and drink for hungry and thirsty humans too. Get ready to have two days of fun!

Willamutt Strut

When: June 12, 2016 9am to 6pm
Where: Riverfront Park, 200 Water Street NE
Admission: $30
More Information: Event Page
Hotels in OR

Join Salem pet lovers for the fifth annual WillaMutt Strut! Registration starts at 9am and the walk/run takes off at 10am. After the strut, stick around and spend the day watching demonstrations, play dog games, and eat some awesome food. There will be plenty of vendors there too if you need to do some shopping for your fuzzy buddy.

New York Pet Expo

When: June 18/19 2016, 10am to 6pm
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: Free
More Information: NY Pet Expo
Hotels in NY

Bring your dog with you to the dog show and check out all the booths and vendors that will be there. It’s a fun event for the entire family. Enter your pup into one of the many contests to win prizes and watch the dog on stage strut their stuff. If your pup needs a nail trim, there is a free booth that will be on hand to help you out.

Denver Undy Run/Walk

When: June 25, 2016, 8:30am to 10am
Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd
Admission>: Check website
More Information: Registration site
Hotels in Co

Put on your sneakers and sign up for the run/walk. Proceeds go to raise awareness for colon cancer. You’ll see plenty of people in their “underwear” walking and running. Bring your pup and dress him/her up too! It’ll be a day of fun, exercise, and raising awareness.

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11 Fun Things To Do With Your Pet This Summer

Summer is here! The perfect combination of warmer weather, long sun-filled days, and a furry buddy means you have to go outside and explore.

Summer is here! Go have fun!

  1. Go to the beach and play fetch, splash in the water
  2. Head to the dog parks in the evenings when it’s a little cooler and play till you both can’t play anymore
  3. Instead of a walk, go for a jog
  4. Take your dog on a hike and camp for a weekend
  5. Play frisbee in the park
  6. Take a long walk through your town and end it at a bar or cafe that allows dogs on their patios
  7. Go swimming in a lake together
  8. Take your pup fishing with you
  9. Bring your dog to work and spend lunch time playing fetch
  10. Go to an outdoor concert or movie in the park with your dog
  11. Build your cat a new window perch so she can sun herself

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Pet Events in May in the USA

There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you this upcoming May. It was a long winter, it’s time to play!

Check out the events listed and if you’re not near any of 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 – May 2016

Cinco de Mayo Dog Fiesta

When: May 5, 2016 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: 31 2nd Ave NY, NY
Admission: $15 per dog
More information: Tickets
Hotels in NYC

Stop by the Unleashed store and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Bring your pup and enjoy the festivities! There will be a piñata full of doggie treat, dog friendly margaritas, adult beverages, and a costume contest.

Yappy Hour

When: May 8,2016 1pm – 2pm
Where: 15030 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA
Admission: Free
More information: 747-998-5325
Hotels in Sherman Oaks

Come and enjoy a play hour. Meet other dog lovers and find a furry BFF for your furry BFF. Call to reserve a spot as it is expected to fill up fast!

Doggie Dash 2104

When: May 14, 2016 8am to 5pm
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Sw Naito Parkway and SW Pine St. Portland, OR
Admission: Free to watch, Registration $35
More information: Oregon Humane Society
Hotels in Portland

Join thousands of your friends on May 14th to walk, run, eat, drink, and have fun with your furry friend. It’s the 27th annual OHS Doggie Dash. Come with or without a dog! There will be vendors on site with great pet products, food carts, music, and lots of fun. After the walk/run, enter your pup in one of the costume contests and help raise over $600,00 for pets who need forever homes and TLC.

Paint a Pet

When: May 14, 2016 2pm to 4pm
Where: 4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem, OR
Admission: $40
More information: Facebook Event Page
Hotels in near Salem

Bring a photo of your pet and the artists will help you paint a picture of your canine on a 9×12 canvas. There is no experience necessary. If you’re under 12, parental supervision is required. All the proceeds raised will go to the Willamette Humane Society.

5K and Pet Expo

When: May 21, 2016 9am to 3pm
Where: Arlington Ave and W 1st, Reno, NV
Admission: Varies
More information: Registration
Hotels in Reno

Come to this fund raising event and participate in the 5K jog/run. Also stick around for the whole day. There will be vendors on site for you to do some shopping, a beauty pageant and much more.

Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

When: May 29, 2016 1pm to 2pm
Where: 5700 100th St SW, Lakewood, WA
Admission: Free
More information: 253-984-6903
Hotels in Lakewood

Need to get your pet vaccinated? The Vetco at Petco offers low cost vaccine packages. Many of them are under $70. Some shots are only $10. So head on down and get your dog or cat updated today!

Pet Events in April in the USA

There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you this upcoming April. Spring is here and it’s time to run, jump, and wag your tails!

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Check out the events listed and if you’re not near any of 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 – April 2016

Paws in the Park

When: April 2, 2016 10am to 3pm
Where: 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX
Admission:
More information: 817-266-2750
Hotels in TX

This is the 1st annual dog walk and festival in Keller. The walk benefits the Apollo Support & Rescue group. The walk is a about a 1.25 mile around beautiful Keller Town Center Park. All dogs must be on non-retracting leashes and up to date on shots.

2016 Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash

When: April 9, 2016
Where: 3800 W Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA
Admission: Check website for registration
More information: Email for more info
Hotels in CA

Put on your running sneakers, stretch, and grab your best friend for the Doggy Dash! After the walk/jog, check out the vendors and other festivities at the Bark at the Park Festival, featuring the Ruff Mutter contest or participate in a variety of other doggy contests.

Pawfest

When: April 9, 2016 9am to 2pm
Where: 101 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL
Admission: FREE
More information: Call 727-776-7250
Hotels in FL

Rain or shine, the Pawfest is scheduled to happen at Largo Central Park. Bring the whole family, but your dog should be on leash, and play games, watch the demonstrations, and check out the vendors and other booths. A play area will be set up for dogs and kids to play and a cafe for you all to sit, relax, and eat. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis club and proceeds raised will help support the local animal rescue groups.

Mid-Atlantic Spring DoxieFest 2016

When: April 16, 2016 12pm to 5pm
Where: 608 Tollgate Road, Bel Air, MD
Admission: $30 in advance, $40 at the door
More information: PropelYourFuture.org