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
When:January 9, 2016 12pm-1pm
Where: 157 Chambers St, New York, NY
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
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.
When:January 15, 2016 5pm-6pm
Where: 31 Second Ave, New York, NY
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
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.