Pet-Friendly Newport

Rhode Island is named the Ocean State for good reason: everywhere you turn you seem to have amazing vistas of the ocean, including Block Island Sound, Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay. And Newport puts you right in the middle of it. It’s also one of our favorite cities because it’s extremely pet friendly.

Taking a walk in Fort Adams State Park.

For an outdoor adventure with your dog, try Cliff Walk. Cliff Walk is a 3.5 mile long trail along the Atlantic shoreline in Newport’s National Historic District. Dogs are permitted throughout the trail, provided that they are leashed and supervised at all times. Another popular outdoor trek is Newport’s Ten Mile Drive, which snakes along the southern shoreline and displays the history of the city’s wealthy community. It also contains numerous public parks and public-access shorelines. Dogs are permitted, but must be leashed when they are outside of vehicles. There’s also Fort Adams State Park, which is located along Newport Harbor and offers such activities as swimming, fishing, boating, soccer and picnicking. Brenton State Park is another scenic park equipped with hiking trails, picnic tables, and gardens that allows dogs of all sizes for no additional charge, provided they are on a six foot leash and have a valid license tag.

If you’d looking for more low-key place to bring your dog for quick exercise, Newport has a fenced-in dog park that welcomes dogs of all sizes and allows them to run off-leash.

A happy shopper at Wag Nation.

There are also multiple dog-friendly tours and tourist attractions in Newport.  Newport Tour and Guide Company is an attraction that caters small group tours around Newport and provides pet-friendly vehicles. Dogs of all sizes are permitted on these tours for no extra charge, provided they don’t require any extra clean up.  Another popular dog-friendly Newport historical attraction is Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States. Leashed dogs are permitted throughout the grounds, but are not allowed in the buildings

If you’d prefer to tour Newport from the water, Gansett Cruises offers dog-friendly harbor tourist. Dogs are only allowed on the main deck of the boat and must be leashed and supervised.

Although the city of Newport does not permit dogs on their beaches between Labor Day and Memorial Day, there are a couple of pet-friendly beaches in the surrounding area: Teddy’s Beach in Portsmouth and East Ferry Beach in Jamestown both allow leashed dogs.

Newport has a plethora of pet-friendly eating establishments ranging from cafes, pubs, ice cream parlors, seafood restaurants, and more, so you’ll never have to worry about leaving your dog alone while you eat:

There are even two restaurants that have a menu items specifically for dogs: Canfield House Restaurant and Pub, and The Landing at Bowen’s Wharf.

If you’d like to treat your pet while you’re in Newport, visit Wag Nation. Wag Nation is a pet boutique sells pet products such as food, leashes, toys, and pet apparel. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted in the store.

For a list of pet-friendly hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts in Newport and booking information, click here.

Pet Events in February in the USA

The shortest month of year is going to be one of the most pet friendly ones ever! There are so many cool events for you and your pets to head to and meet others who love their pets just like you do. It might be cold outside, but that shouldn’t keep you from having fun. From dog shows, to adoption events, to fundraisers, February is going to be a busy!

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 – February 2016

Chariots of Fur Beach Run and Festival

When: February 6, 2016 10am to 2pm
Where: Seawalk Pavilion 75 1St N., Jackonsville, Fl
Admission: $25
More information: St. Francis Animal Hospital
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The Chariots of Fur Beach Run and Festival is an annual fundraising event for St. Francis Animal Hospital. The funds provide care to less fortunate family pets. Register for the 5K run or 1 mile walk. Everyone who participates receives a t shirt and goodies for their pups. Stick around after the run to check out the vendors and enjoy a day at the beach with your furry buddy.

Puppy Bowl Party Fundraiser

When: February 6, 2016 1pm to 4pm
Where: Camp Run-A-Mutt 11468 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA
Admission: Check site
More information: Sydnees Pet Grooming
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This party for dogs is a Super Bowl themed event with games, contests, and prizes to be won. There will be a kid section with crafts, great food from the InSlider Food Truck, and craft beer. Bring the whole family and spend a few hours meeting other dog owners and try to win those contests!

My Furry Valentine

When: February 13. 2016 10am to 5pm
Where: Sharonvill Convention Center 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Admission: Free
More information:513 – 235 – 1353
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This is a huge adoption event which will have hundreds of pets looking for their forever homes. Meet dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals and enter raffles, shop at the vendors, and bring the whole family. There will be children events and games for them to play while you make friends with your new family member. Admission and parking is free.

Valentine’s Doggie Social

When: February 13, 2016 1pm to 3pm
Where: Bend Pet Express 133 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR
Admission: Free
More information: 541 – 389 – 4620
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The Valentine’s Doggie Social benefits the Bend Spay and Neuter Project. Bring your dog and enjoy treats, games, and…doggie frozen yogurt? There is also a kissing, errr, licking booth and you can have your photo taken with your bf for $15. It’ll be a fun afternoon.

Fur Pink Run/Walk

When: February 21,2016 7:30am start
Where: Irvine Regional Park 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA
Admission: Varies
More information: Paws Fur Pink
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Run or walk for breast cancer with your favorite dog. The funds raised from registration benefit the Susan G. Komen organization. The fun starts at 7:30 where you will pick up your packet. After the 5K run and 1 mile walk, there will be a costume contest and awards given out. So get your pup’s best outfit cleaned and ready to show off at this great event.

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Pet Events in January in the USA

The start of a new year is here and with that comes plenty of fun, pet-friendly, or pet loving events that you and your family can go to. Some of them allow pets and some don’t but all of them are sure to have great educational information regarding health and well-being, community outreach, and raising awareness of some of the issues that animal welfare groups are trying to change. Who knows, you may end up with a new parrot, cat, or being a volunteer at your local humane shelter after coming home from an event.

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 – January 2016

Puppy Playtime

When:January 9, 2016 12pm-1pm
Where: 157 Chambers St, New York, NY
Admission: Free
More information: Unleashed by Petco 212-346-9027

This playtime session is geared for your new furry buddy who is 8 weeks to 6 months old. The indoor play area is a safe environment where your puppy will run, play, and meet other young dogs and be able to socialize and learn skills. A Petco dog trainer will be on site too to help or answer any questions you have.

Dogs Dressing Up For Dogs

When:January 10, 2016 3pm-6pm
Where: 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR
Admission: $15
More information: OHS 503-226-1561

The Oregon Humane Society is hosting a dog fashion show and all proceeds will benefit the Painted Dog Research Trust. There will be a silent auction with pet items, services, and gift certificates. Dr. Greg Rasmussen, who has worked to help preserve the Painted Dog, will appear and speak too. Don’t forget to enter the raffles and sign your dog up for the fashion show.

French Friday

When:January 15, 2016 5pm-6pm
Where: 31 Second Ave, New York, NY
Admission: Free
More information: Unleashed by Petco 212-863-0007

It’s a french bulldog party! For an hour anyone who has a frenchie can bring their little buddy by for a social hour in the indoor dog play area. Meet other owners, let your dog romp around in a safe environment, and then browse the aisles for some new dog schwag!

Power of Positive Reinforcement Training

When:January 21, 2016 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: 21180 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI
Admission: $10
More information: Facebook Event Page

Positive reinforcement training can help you and your pup reach your goals of good canine manners and build an incredible bond between the two of you. Having a well trained dog is essential to making sure they are safe and stay out of trouble, but positive reinforcement can make the training times fun, less stressful, and teach commands faster. Tickets can be purchased at the door or you can pre-register.

Pet Events In August In The USA

August 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 at their peak, with lots of things taking place outdoors, which always makes it easier to bring your dog along to join in the fun.

Of course, there are also events going on in August that cater specifically to pets and their people. Here’s a rundown of some of the pet events in the US in August 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 – August 2015

There are a lot of great family activities this August 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.

Yappy Hour

When: August 6, 2015 4pm-8pm
Where: 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston SC
Admission: $1
More information: Charleston County Park Website
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Live music, beverages, and a beautiful park are the perfect combos after a long day. Bring your furry buddy and meet other dog owners from the community. It’ll be a lovely night of fun and watching the sunset. Remember to have your ID ready if you plan on buying alcoholic beverages.

Fun with Fido

When: August 8, 2015 1pm-4pm
Where: 2002 Sanders Road, Clarksville, TN
Admission: $3 per dog
More information: call 931-645-7476
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If your dog loves to swim, this is the perfect event. Your pup can play in the pool while you check out the vendors and business owners who will have booths set up. All dogs are welcome as long as they are older than 6 months. Bring proof of vaccinations and watch the puppy pool party!

Old Dog Party

When: August 9, 2015 12pm-3pm
Where: Oak Park Picnic Area, Valley Parkway, Brecksville, OH
Admission: free
More information: email [email protected]
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OK, this is an awesome event for your senior dog. This is an annual party for dogs that 7yrs old and oder, ONLY. There will be a senior olympic event, paw painting, and other games for you and your older dog to play. Grab a goodie bag when you’re leaving and spend the afternoon with your older dog playing in the park.

Outdoor Movie

When: August 15, 2015 8:30pm-11pm
Where: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA
Admission: $14 at the door
More information: call (213) 267-4393
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When is the last time you got to see “The Breakfast Club” on the big screen? Well, then make sure to make your calendar with this event. Food trucks will be there so you don’t have to worry about what to have for dinner. Bring your dog and a blanket. Park for free at the zoo parking lot and spend the evening watching a cool movie about a group of misfits stuck in detention.

Doggie Street Festival

When: August 22, 2015 9am-4pm
Where: 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA
Admission: free
More information: Doggie Street Festival Website
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Don’t miss this. It’s the largest adopt-a-thon in San Diego and it’s going to be awesome. Lots of vendors selling the latest and greatest pet products, live music, a kid’s area, auctions, and games for everyone. Bring your pup and check out the dogs and cats that are for adoption. Thinking of expanding your family? You may find your new pup or kitty here.

Bark & Brew

When: August 29, 2015 12pm-6pm
Where: Newbo Alehouse, 1201 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Admission: $30
More information: Last Hope Animal Rescue
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Bring your best friend, have your pics taken in the photo booth, and drink a few brews. There will be a raffle, a silent auction, plenty of good food to eat, and a tournament. Best of all, the proceeds help pets looking for their forever homes.

Earth Day: Go Green For Pets

This Earth Day you don’t need a green thumb to help the planet. You can replace all your light-bulbs with fluorescent ones, walk or ride a bike when heading out to see friends, and buy recycled products. You can also change a few habits with your pet to go green.

Here are 7 tips to going green with your pets:

  1. Spring cleaning doesn’t mean you have to throw away old towels, blankets, and unused or old printers. Your local shelter may be able to use them. Call the shelters and rescue groups in your area and see if some of the things you no longer use or need can be reused.
  2. When buying pet shampoo and other pet products look to see if they are earth-friendly. Some shampoos are all natural, the bottles and bags for many products are made of recycled materials, and many toys are now made from recycled plastics, rubber, and other materials.
  3. If you have a garden, why not make a little space for the veggies that your reptile buddies eat? It’ll cut down on the grocery bill. Also, if you avoid using pesticides and other chemicals your pet will be healthier as well as your garden. Avoiding chemicals helps save the planet.
  4. Baking treats for your pet is one way to cut down on the number of preservatives and dyes your pet may ingest. You can store the treats in a recycled container for storage.
  5. Save energy by using a towel to dry your pet after a bath instead of a blow dryer
  6. Take walks to the dog park instead of driving
  7. Use timers on the light-bulbs in your aquariums for your fish and reptiles

Have a great Earth Day!

5 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the USA

Grab your sunscreen, pack a towel, and get ready for summer! Going to the beach can be awesome for a day of relaxing in the sun, playing in the water, and heading home a little sandy and tan. Your favorite friend may also enjoy playing and romping around in the sand and surf. If so, make sure the beach is dog-friendly and observe the rules ane regulations that apply.

Here’s our pick of the 5 best beaches to visit

  1. Dog Beach – Key West, Florida – There are a few beaches in Key West, this one is for the dogs… after running around and playing, head over to one of the many dog-friendly cafes to get a drink and sit in the shade. The beach is great for off-leash fun but it is a little rocky. This is a public beach and free. It’s not huge but it’s definitely perfect for a pack of dogs to make friends, run in the sand, and splash in the water.
  2. Montrose Dog Beach – Chicago, Illinois – This is the first legal off-leash dog beach in Chicago and is located off Montrose Beach. The beach is free but all dogs must have a DFA tag which is $5. Also, there are rules for dogs such as no food, no prong or pinch collars, and you must clean up after your dog.
  3. Cannon Beach – Cannon Beach, Oregon – Cannon Beach is recognized by its landmark, Haystack Rock, located to the southwest of downtown Cannon Beach, near Tolovana Park. Dogs are allowed on the beach either one leash or under voice control, meaning, your dog is well-trained and will come when called even with all the awesomeness and fun surrounding you both. Bring bags to clean up after your pet and get ready for a fun day of playing. It does get chilly on the coast so keep an eye on your dog and make sure s/he’s not too cold after playing in the water.
  4. Huntington Beach – Huntington Beach, California – this beach is about 3 miles long and far enough away from the roads that you can let your dog roam without worry. It’s got some rocky parts but mostly it’s a great space for your pup to run and splash. If your dog is not great with recall, this is a great spot to work on that with a long lead. It’s spacious enough that you won’t be crowded in. Parking can be a pain so get there early!
  5. Del Mar Dog Beach – San Diego, California – This beach has been dog friendly since 1959 and 9 months of the year dogs are allowed to run, stomp, and play on the sand. The beach is about 2 miles long and near two parks. The most popular spot is North Beach area for dogs and their humans. Don’t forget to bring bags to clean up after your pup and a frisbee!

Did we miss a few? Let us know!

Image from Dogs Of Orange County

Winter Travel With Pets

Winter is a popular travel season in the United States – the weather is cold but great and the kids are out of school on break, making it an ideal time to pack up the family and head for the ski resorts or if you like warmer places, the sunny beach front resorts in warmer climates.

Winter is also an excellent time to take a trip that includes the family pet, especially if they love being out in the colder climates and playing in the snow.

No matter what the weather’s like outside your window right now, there’s no reason you can’t start dreaming – and planning – for next winter’s travels. And that’s where we come in. Here are some pet travel tips for the winter, plus links to articles we’ve written about pet-related events in the US during the winter months like pet parades, photos with Santa, and other fun winter events.

Winter Pet Travel Tips

Planning ahead can reduce stress and save time. Don’t forget the following items before you head out:

  1. Winterizing your car – keep all chemicals such as anti-freeze away from your pets. They may ingest some of it and can become incredibly ill.
  2. Medication – make sure you have enough of it for the duration of your time away from home. Pick up refills for your pet before you head out.
  3. Kennels and carriers – some places require that your pet be in a carrier or crate when left alone. A kennel is also a safe way to travel for your pet. Airlines have size restrictions for kennels that can travel in cabin. Check about restrictions and policies of the airline before booking.
  4. Never leave your pet in the car – the air in the car doesn’t circulate and the temperature can drop within minutes to a point where it can become life threatening.
  5. Rest stop areas mean everyone gets a break – take your dog out for a walk, offer some water and a snack.
  6. Identification – make sure the tags on your pet’s collar are up to date and fastened securely to the collar.
  7. Clean up after your pet – bring plastic bags, litter, or bedding. Wherever you stay, don’t forget to clean up after your pet.
  8. Vet records – bring a copy of your pet’s vaccines. Hotels and vacation rentals often ask for proof of your pet’s vaccines.
  9. Find the local emergency vet – know before you go where the emergency vet is in the area you are staying in case your pet becomes injured. It saves a lot of stress and time in the event that your pet needs immediate medical attention.
  10. Wipe the paws of your pet when coming inside from a walk – ice, debris, and chemicals to de-ice the sidewalks can become trapped between your dog’s toes and in the fur. If your dog licks his feet, he could become ill. Plus ice tangled in fur can be painful.

For more winter tips check out our articles:
Keep Your Pet Safe During Winter
Antifreeze: Toxic to Pets
Winter Pet Tips: Keeping Your Pets Warm and Dry

Winter Pet Events in the USA

Please note that these lists aren’t comprehensive – yet! If you know of an event for dogs, cats, horses, parrots, guinea pigs or anything else that you think should be added to our lists, please let us know!

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5 Favorite Movies With Animals

We’ve recently posted some of our favorite dog movies and favorite cat movies, but we found a few more films that feature animals as main characters, and we couldn’t let them go unrecognized. Here are a few more movies about animals, either animated or real, and not always the kinds of creatures that make good pets!

Check out some more of our favorite movies with animals:

The Adventures of Tintin

Tintin is a young journalist, with his dog Snowy, who finds a secret scroll in a boat he buys. He is abducted and ends up on an exciting adventure with his dog, and a captain named Haddock who is the descendant of Sir Francis Haddock, the captain of a ship called The Unicorn in the 17th century. The Unicorn was sunk and Tintin, Snowy, and Haddock search for the hidden treasure and the location of the sunken ship.
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Marley and Me

Jen and John Grogan are a married couple who get a puppy, Marley, that ends up growing up to be a 100lb. dog. During his life with the Grogans, Marley has a lot of fun. In his 14 years of life, Marley does crazy things like jumping into the family pool, eating anything and everything he can, and wreaking havoc. Marley is a lovable dog but he just doesn’t know what he should and shouldn’t do. It’s a comedy and shows the bond between owners and their pets.
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Curious George

Ok, George is not a cat or dog, he’s a monkey. A naughty little monkey who follows a man in a yellow hat, Ted. They become friends and George follows Ted out of Africa back to the city. Ted has a few unfortunate incidents and George is there as his buddy. When Ted discovers that a small idol he found is just a clue to where an ancient idol can be found, he and George head out on adventure that is full of action, fun, and clumsiness.
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Kung Fu Panda

Po, a panda who was adopted by Ping, a goose, admires the Furious Five who are students of the Kung Fu Master Shifu. Accidentally Po finds himself being chosen as the Dragon Warrior. Many don’t believe a fat Panda could be “the one” but after training and finding his particular and unique talent, Po proves that warriors come in all shapes and sizes.
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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

This is one of my favorite movies, ever! Wallace and his super-intelligent dog, Gromit must rescue the residents of their town from a mutant rabbit before the annual vegetable competition. They have been catching rabbits all season but now they have run out of space to keep the little guys. Wallace thinks of inventing a machine that would brain-wash the rabbits into not eating the vegetables but, as luck would have it, the machine doesn’t work. However, they now have a semi-intelligent rabbit named Hutch. The hunt for the Were-Rabbit is full of clumsy mishaps, funny tangled moments, and strange catastrophes for Wallace and Gromit. It’s a great family film.
Buy it on Amazon – And don’t miss the entire charming Wallace and Gromit Collection on DVD
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More Events For June 2012

June has been a busy month for everyone – festivals, pet events, and the end of the school year. If you’re not worn out from the month yet and looking for other fun activities for you and your pet, check out the ones listed below. If you’re not near these cities, check your local animal rescue group or shelter to see if there’s any events near you. Remember, stay cool and have fun!

If you’re around or near any of the following cities, head to one of the events listed below and be ready for fun:

Where: Reading PA
When: June 23, 2012 11am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Benefits: Buddy Rescue Foundation

If you are near Reading, PA and want to head out this weekend to meet other pet lovers then go to the Oley Fairgrounds located at 27 Jefferson Street in Reading, PA. Buddy Rescue Foundation is hosting a Pet Adoption Day and Family Picnic. The day will be filled with animal rescue events, vendors, rescue groups who can answer any questions you have, music, activities, and entertainment. There’s even a raffle where you can win an iPad. Are you looking for a new family member? Then this could be the weekend you find your new furry buddy.

For more information call 201-264-6968.

Where: Soquel, CA
When: June 24, 2012 9:30am to 2pm
Admission: $5 per person, $10 per dog
Benefits: Coastal Dog Owners Group

This is the 11th annual Spring Dog Dog Festival that C-Dog (Coastal Dog Owners Group) hosts every year. The money raised from this fun fundraiser helps C-Dog continue to donate and help promote responsible pet ownership and grant money to other non-profits that help dog located in the Santa Cruz area. This year’s Spring Dog Festival will be held at Soquel High School located at 401 Soquel San Jose Road.

There will be 3 rings where demonstrations and contests will be held. Does your dog have a special talent? Why not compete in the Fashion Show or the Dachshund race, or the Bobbing for Hot Dogs contest? Some of the demos will be frisbee catching, ball herding, trick demo. If you have been curious about lure coursing, check out Ring 3 where lure coursing will be on display all day. Vendors, adoptable dogs, live music, food, and more will be on hand so you can make day of it.

For more information visit their website.

Where: Hollywood, Fl
When: June 30, 2012 9am to 10am
Admission: $1.50

What a better way to get some morning exercise than taking your dog for a walk with a bunch of other pet lovers! The Pack Walk in the Park will be taking place at TY Park. It’s only $.150 to enter the park and you and your pet can get a good hour long walk with some other dogs and owners in the morning before the rest of the day begins. TY Park requires that all dogs be on a 6 foot leash, no flex leashes or retractable, and that your dog be ok with being around other dogs and in a crowd. Arrive by 8:45am because the walk starts promptly at 9am. Bring bags to clean up after your dog in case she has to make a pit stop.

It’s a two mile walk along a newly paved walkway in the park. This promises to be a good and fun activity.

For more information please call 954-667-7387.

Events For June 2012

There are a lot of family fun pet events in June for you to attend. If your dog is a model, clown, or athlete, why not show her off? Some events have contests that you and your dog can enter and others are marathons or walk-a-thons that help your local shelter. There are also events where you can check out the latest and greatest new pet products, food, and learn more about animals welfare, you might even find a new friend to bring home if the event has an adoption booth.

If you’re around or near any of the following cities, head to one of the events listed below and be ready for fun:

What: Red Dog Dock Dogs
Where: 274 Southampton Street Boston, MA
When: June 16 and June 17
Time: 11am to 6pm
Admission: Free

Want to see dogs doing amazing tricks? Dock Dogs is an event where you can see dogs jumping 20 to 30 feet into a swimming pool. It’s an amazing demonstration of the athletic ability of dogs. There will be representatives from some well known pet companies such as Blue Buffalo, Earthborn, and Vest-A-Dog who will be giving out free samples and answer questions about their products. Enjoy watching dogs jump and dive while snacking on some delicious food from The Slush King and Paris Creperie as well.

For more information call 617-427-2220.

What: Dallas Pet Expo
Where: 1200 S 2nd Ave Dallas, TX
When: June 23
Time: 10am to 6pm
Admission: Free

Bring your pet to the expo! You can meet Shorty Rossi, the star of “Pit Boss” on Animal Planet. The expo is inside at the Tower Building in Fair Park. Admission is free and all animals are welcome as long as they are ok with crowds and other animals. Bring proof of vaccines and use a non-retractable leash for your dog. If you bring your cat or lizard, use a pet harness so they don’t get lost or run away.

There will be over 100+ pet friendly booths for you to check out and live demonstrations of agility, obedience training, pet care, and activism. There will also be an adoption booth if you are considering adding another buddy to your family. You’ll find all the information you need if you’re a pet owner, or thinking of becoming a new one.

For more information call 855-PET-EXPO or email [email protected].

What: Georgia Dachshund Races
Where: Jim Miller Park 2245 Callaway Road SW Marietta, GA
When: June 23 and June 24
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: $5

If I could go to this event, I would. It would be hysterical. Imagine a bunch of dachshunds running down a track to the finish line with their long bodies, short legs, and unique little gallop. It would be so fun. The event benefits DREAM Dachshund Rescue, a non-profit rescue in Atlanta. The weekend event will have races, costume contests, nose contests, and an obstacle course. You can register your own little dachshund to run a course. All races are ruled and sanctioned by the National Dachshund Circuit Races.

For more information email [email protected] or call 770-934-2853.