Upcoming Pet Events Around Florida

A handful of different pet events are taking place in Florida throughout the next few weeks, some of which are dog friendly! Four of these events involve charity cocktail hours and snacks, while others are family-friendly events.

Paws for the Cause

Latitude’s Cabana Bar

Highland Beach, Florida

August 24

Paws for a Cause will be at the Latitude’s Cabana Bar in the Highland Beach Holiday Inn from 6:00-8:00 PM. It costs $20 for non-members to attend, and that includes a complimentary cocktail and some light appetizers. There will also be raffle prizes, and people are invited to stay for dinner. This event is meant to benefit the Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton.

Pawtini Pawty at the Biltmore Hotel

Biltmore Hotel

Coral Gables, Florida

August 25

The Pawtini Party will happen at the Country Club Courtyard of the Biltmore Hotel from 6:30-8:30 PM. Humans and dogs are welcome to this event, and there will be tasty signature cocktails and yummy dog treats. Along with other dogs and owners, some dog trainers, walkers, dog treat bakers and representatives from dog-friendly businesses will be present. Tickets for this party are $20 in advance, or $25 the day of the event.


The River Club of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida

August 26

The 2010 session of ArtUnleashed will be a benefit for the First Coast No More Homeless Pets. It will be held at the River Club, which is located on the 34th floor of the Modis Building in downtown Jacksonville. The Meet the Artists VIP hour will be from 6:00-7:00 PM, and the main event will go on from 7:00-9:30 PM. Admission will be $50-60, and there will be an auction, food, cocktails and live music.

Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour

Briny Riverfront Pub

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

September 10

The Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour will occur from 5:30-8:00 PM. It costs $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Admission to Yappy Hour includes two drinks, raffle tickets, contests, appetizers and live entertainment.

It will be Fort Lauderdale’s largest pet-friendly, outdoor cocktail hour!

PAWS for Mount Dora

Mount Dora Sushi and Steak

Mount Dora, Florida

September 12

PAWS for Mount Dora will be from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, and will be a fun event for dogs and their whole families. Different vendors will be there, and you can enter to win prizes.

Upcoming Dog Events in Florida

Florida, the Sunshine State, is full of fun dog activities in the next few weeks. Head on down!

Yappy Hour

September 10

Orlando, FL

Yappy Hour will occur at the Woof Gang Bakery, from 6 to 9 PM. Specials include 20% off many cat and dog treats (packaged or made by the store), as well as 20% off Unnecessary Essentials collars and leashes. For those who don’t want to shop, there will be free drinks and refreshments for dogs and humans. It is a cute, pink boutique with much selection.

Dog Daze

September 12

Fort Walton Beach, FL

dachshund-raceThis is a popular daytime event, held from 9 AM-4 PM, that is working in part with the AKC Responsible Pet Ownership program. There will be music, pet readings, dog demonstrations, games and contests. They will hold Dachshund races, which are highly entertaining! You can also put your dog into the Doggy Fun Zone. You can get your pet microchipped here. There will be many vendors, and you will be given goody bags and clean-up bags

AKC Responsible Dog Owner’s Day

September 12

Clearwater, FL

This is a community event, with no admission, and takes place from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. It will show 50 breed rescue dogs, obedience training, races, Paws for Patriots, and guide dogs.

Paws for Life Bowling Day

September 20

St Petersburg, Florida

Bowlers and dog lovers unite! Ten Pins Lanes is hosting a benefit Paws for Life and the FGPC Rescue Fund. It is $25/person, and lasts from 11 AM to 4 PM. Along with bowling, there will be auctions, raffles, lunch and dessert. The money goes to medical care, food and shelter for animals in shelters.

Riverwalk Mutts and Martinis Yappy Hour

September 25

Fort Lauderdale, FL

This event will take place 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and is the largest, most pet-friendly happy hour yet in Fort Lauderdale! It costs $15 if you prepay, or $20 at the door. Admission includes two drinks, appetizers, live music, live radio broadcasts and raffles for prizes like dog massages! It is meant to bring the community and pet lovers together, and enjoy the beauty of the city. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society.

Orange Lake Dog Picnic

September 27

New Port Richley, FL

Doggie Cakes, a dog bakery and boutique, will host this third annual event at Orange Lake Park. Registration is $5, $3 per extra person. There will be vendors and raffles.