January Pet Events

Whew the holidays are over and it’s time to take down the decorations and throw out that tree. If you’re looking for things to do with your pup that are fun, educational, and strengthen the bond between you and her, check some of the events happening around the country. It’ll keep you both out of the cold weather and will be enjoyable for everyone.

If you live near Hollywood, Florida and have always been curious about how dogs and their owners learn how to dance, then head to the Canine Musical Freestyle Seminar at the VFW Post located at 814 S Dixie Hwy on January 14 and 15. The seminar is from 9am to 4pm both days and it’s $125 for the two day workshop. You’ll learn if the music selection is right for your dog, the ins and outs of freestyle, how to make the rewards truly rewarding, and composing routines among more. There is a 15 person/dog team limit and you must call first before attending. For info or reservations call 954-829-3274.

The Woof Gang Bakery is opening on January 14, 2012 and is celebrating their grand opening by giving a gift of free treats for a year to the first 20 dogs who walk through the door! The bakery will start their first day at 9am and they are excited. It’s a natural and health food store for your pets with wheat-free and grain-free foods and treats as well as hypo-allergenic options and collars and leashes for sale. Check out the new shop located at 4421 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, North Carolina in the North Hills Shopping Center. They are opening next to the Panera food shop and Bonefish Grill. Woof Gang also offers full service and self-service bathing for your pups. So if you’re ever in need of washing all that mud and grit off your dog after a morning at the dog park, this is the place to go!

Does your dog love hockey as much as you do? Then bring her to the game on January 15. Pucks and Paws is being held at the DCU Center at 50 Foster Street in Worcester, MA from 3pm to 7pm. Watch the Worcester Sharks play Syracuse and enjoy a night with your pup and other dog lovers. To buy tickets call 508-929-0500.

In Del Mar, California there is a 5K course that you and you dog can walk, run, and wag your way around that benefits the Petco Foundation. It’s on January 15, 2012 and starts at 8am. Admission and sign up is $19 or if you feel like donating more, they’d love it. The event will have a 5K oe 1 mile course and also events throughout the day along with a pet fitness expo for you to participate in and learn how to improve the health of your pet and yourself. For more information call 760-635-1795.

Image courtesy of Woof Gang Bakery

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