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.
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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
More Information: 843-795-4386
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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
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
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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
More Information: Pet Expo
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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.